My kid getting into woodworking
My youngest son (15) is taking construction tech in high school. This is metal shop and wood shop along with some other stuff in one class. Right now they are doing woodworking projects.
He brought some pieces home to cut with the jigsaw instead of waiting in line for it at school. So I got to show him how to use it. They are making a book shelf.
So I just got a huge order for a client that has a clothing store, plus I have several other orders running. So I needed help sanding. I get him out there, paid of course, to start sanding with the 5" orbital. He is liking doing woodworking very much. Now I have him staining and clearing.
His main thing at first was the money and that's still a big part of it but he is now thinking of all the things he could make with the scrap strips I cut off as well as the free wood I get at work. He plans to make some things like plant boxes, bread boxes, mail boxes, bird houses and wood crates to sell on etsy.com
As we build more stuff together I think he will become a woodworker. Hell if I was 15 and I had access to a complete wood shop and wood I'd be ecstatic!
Plus he goes to school and makes better cuts than the rest of the class. Now I gotta teach him how to weld and use the plasma cutter before they get into that part of the class!
"wood does not do well outside.....well....except for trees"