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Something Wonderful: How to Make An Heirloom

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  • Rick April 10, 2018, 2:07 PM

    When I was very young we lived with my grandparents. In their bathroom was a small stool my greatgrandfather had made for my mother when she was 3 or 4. I loved that little stool so when my oldest was four I made him a stool as close to a copy of my mother’s as I could remember. Over the next 15 years I had 3 more kids and each one got a stool like the original. My 7 year old grandson broke his Dad’s stool a week ago and just 5 minutes ago I finished the repair. My hope is that my greatgrand children will use those stools one day just as I did.

  • Sam L. April 10, 2018, 3:26 PM

    They HAVE a hammer. Oh, the JOY!

  • Mary Ann April 11, 2018, 4:49 AM

    That was wonderful.

  • Larry Geiger April 11, 2018, 5:50 AM

    Dude’s got some bad sanders. That’s some hammering kids! Kids bothering you? Just hand them some nails and send them out to the porch. Next the craftsman needs to make them some real framing hammers 🙂

  • Alex April 11, 2018, 5:55 AM

    OMG! How dare adults let kids have such a dangerous implement! I’m shocked! (not really, every kid needs a hammer)

  • Punditarian April 11, 2018, 7:55 AM

    I must have mis-heard him when he said he was making a hammer for his grandson.

  • Jack April 11, 2018, 8:50 AM

    A repurposed hammer! What a nice gift for a 6 year old.

  • CCW April 11, 2018, 8:47 PM

    The gentleman in the video has an awesome shop and is incredibly talented.

  • ghostsniper April 12, 2018, 4:23 AM

    The torch “heat tempers” the wood.
    Didn’t show it but he probably wiped it down with 4-0 steel wool afterward to smooth it out and lessen the soot. Nice. Most people would have thrown it away. Now it’ll keep working another 100 years.

  • robert jones April 12, 2018, 3:46 PM

    Hopefully the little girl learns to not leave tools out in the weather, it saves on re-furbing or replacing.