Great to see young people in the shop learning some skills other than how to text faster than friends. I know I tried to get my son interested in woodworking but he never showed any interest except when it was time to leave the shop for the day.
Great to see her wearing the full head filter unit, I have an expensive Air Shield unit I use because of COPD and it helps tremendously when it comes to not eating dust all day while sanding turnings and keeps the chips out of the eyes.
She is doing a great job on those snowmen. Hope she keeps her interest in woodworking.
Both girls played a little in the shop growing up, mainly when they wanted or needed something and had to make it. I tried both on the scroll saw for a while, but they didn't always have the patience.
My crazy work schedule has made both of them have to learn to fix things and work with their hands. They can unjam the garbage disposal, clear a drain, replace the flush valve on toilets... hopefully the can survive in the wild when they leave the house.
Both have taken at least one Technical Education class in High School, the oldest went into Mechanical Drawing/Computer Aided Drafting, then enjoyed the teacher so much she took an engineering class the second year, earned her AutoCad certified user certificate and did very well, and was made a teacher's aide the next year in that class. It's definitely helping her in College.
The youngest started turning pens after taking a class at WoodCraft, and enjoys goofing off on the lathe. Her interest has its ups and downs, but she enjoys making things. She is a little bit of a wood collector (hoarder), and has acquired some very interesting pen blanks to date. She is having a blast in her 'construction technology' class, and is holding her own with the young men in her group. It's definitely been a therapy class for her, as she has some heavy duty courses this year.