A gift from my son...

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  1. QuickBpBp

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    Tell me about it. We bought a new Big screen TV for our one living room and were looking for a entertainment center to put it on as I did not want to hang it.. He said all that stuff is press board garbage veneer coated junk. Buy me REAL wood and I will make you one. I bought him a bunch of Cherry wood and at age 16 he built my wife and I this...Has nicks in it we have to touch up after 4 years of use and playing with the dog but still looks great..


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    • 3white74

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      Can I borrow him for a few months ?
       
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      • zyzzyx

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        Just support him and give him the talk about if you do something you
        like for a living, You'll never work a day in your life!
         
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        • QuickBpBp

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          I have a friend that I shoot pool with that found out he was a carpenter and has been using him on weekends, then the neighbor saw some of his work and he works for him too now... He is literally outside now and spent the whole weekend with his cousin building a small shop so he can work on small projects in his own space. He dug the entire foundation out by hand on nights and weekends. Mixed and Poured the footers a month ago and now laying block...

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          • QuickBpBp

            QuickBpBp FBBO Gold Member FBBO Gold Member

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            He has no quit in him and is always thinking... Where he built the shed there was a few massive rocks. So I told him I would get my trailer, run down to one of my jobs and bring my JD home with the loader to get them out and move them. He said "No, by the time you do all that I thought about that and it's easier if I just hammer drill them, Fill them with Dexspan then they will split by tomorrow afternoon. Then I can move them by hand"... It worked, was faster and simple plus he likes using all the tools he has...

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              I'm sure you're very proud of him,great job!!
               
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              • Ironbuilt

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                That's plain awesome @QuickBpBp You have a very talented young man there. Very nice to see in this day and age.
                 
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                  Wow Brett that’s impressive. Nice that some our kids today still want to work and build. Congrats.
                   
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                  • moparedtn

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                    Wow, talent, ability AND work ethic? Way to go, parents! :thumbsup:
                     
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                    • super-bee_ski

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                      Ha Ha
                      Good parenting!
                       
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                        • Budnicks

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                          it all looks great

                          some serious skills at a young age

                          you should be (& I see you are) very proud
                           
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                          • Charles Cook

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                            Great job ! You guy’s have raised 1 in a million, no doubt. Congratulations
                             
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                              Very impressive job from a very impressive man.
                               
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                                Very nice building sir! Your son is a fine man.
                                 
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                                  I have been a woodworker all my life and have built furniture for the Bush family. It's not only talent that is needed, it's work ethic, look it up and you'll see a picture of your son!! It paid off for me and I'm sure it will for him. I say well done!! Be proud!
                                   
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                                    This is something that I tried to teach my children. Anything that you can learn to do yourself is something that you will never have to pay anyone else to do for you, but unfortunately they haven't grasped what I was trying to tell them. It's nice to see people from this generation get out there and work and take pride in what they do.
                                     
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                                    • Don selleck

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                                      you are a very rich man, having succeeded in raising a man of that caliber, congratulations!
                                       
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                                      • Scott Engelhardt

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                                        Good job!
                                         
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                                          It looks real good and very functional. You did a good job with him and him building it.
                                           
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