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Category: Kids Woodworking Projects

Woodworking Dads: Are you the one who plays blocks with your children?

Posted on May 2nd, by Andy Brownell in Kids Woodworking Projects, marketing & promotion. No Comments

This is one of those interesting times where I can connect my personal interests and professional career as a marketing strategist. Plus if you contribute, there’s something in it for you!

Perhaps this is a loaded question considering the forum, but I’m interested in hearing about your experiences in playing blocks (Lego, Duplo, MegaBloks, wooden, etc.) with your kids, particularly between the ages of 1-5 yrs. I’m looking to answer questions like:

Do you see this as an activity that Dad does, versus Mom?
Do you influence the purchase of these types of toys?
Describe  your experiences with block play time with your kids.
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Stuck on you? Removing Gorilla Glue from your skin – how to video.

Posted on April 10th, by Andy Brownell in Around the shop, Gorilla Glue, Kids Woodworking Projects, video. No Comments

If you get lazy like I do from time to time, I don’t always follow the recommended instructions for Gorilla Glue to use gloves when using the Polyurethane glue.

If you do happen to get some on your hands, here is a quick video on some removal techniques. Bonus tip: use coffee grounds and soap mixture if you don’t have a pumice based hand cleaner.


PWW #196 “I can do that” Shelf Project with Daughter

Posted on March 4th, by Andy Brownell in Kids Woodworking Projects, Projects, Publications, Uncategorized. No Comments

I’ve built a few projects with my kids in the past – mostly toys and tiny houses. Their level of involvement has always been a challenge due to their somewhat short attention spans. A good “beginner’s” woodworking project for kids allows you the instructor to offer a number of different tasks and skills to the assembly, while still being easy enough to see tangible results along the way. This is where I’ve struggled in the past, finding the right combination of those attributes.

Little did I know, the answer was right under my nose: Popular Woodworking’s “I can do that” articles. … Read More »