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Meet an 11-Year-Old Woodworking Wiz

comments (6) April 19th, 2013 in blogs, videos

JoeLarese joe larese, Contributor
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Video Length: 1:26
Produced by: Joe Larese

Watch as 11year-old Isaac Ashdown shows how he cuts a dovetail joint during this year's Woodworkers Showcase in Saratoga Springs. From careful lay-out to chopping waste, Isaac fashions a well fitting joint that is a mark of a craftsman. 

Isaac's father, David Ashdown is an instructor at the Maplewood Center for Common Craft, located in Greenwich, New York, and said Isaac has been serious about woodworking for the past two years. David also explained that one of the Center's missions is to introduce woodworking hand skills to children through a variety of programs designed to help parents teach their kids about woodworking and other hand crafts.

posted in: blogs, videos, student, youth, child, young woodworker

Comments (6)

JoeLarese JoeLarese writes: You're right yxandy, with his self-assurance and determination, we'll see some of Isaac's work in the future!
Posted: 3:39 pm on April 22nd

JoeLarese JoeLarese writes:
Posted: 3:36 pm on April 22nd

BetsyE BetsyE writes: It's awesome to see another kid bitten by the woodworking bug! Great work.
Posted: 9:20 am on April 22nd

yxandy yxandy writes: Yeah, yeah, yeah just make us old wood butchers look really, really bad An 11 yr old doing something Ive spent hundreds of dollars on fixtures and gizmos and who knows what else and he still does it better :-) :-) :-). Seriously great to see a young man doing something with his hands other than a video game. With the proper instruction and supervision it is amazing what can be accomplished by our younger folks.
Great job Isaac hope to see some of your work in FW in the future.

Posted: 9:03 am on April 22nd

Ed_Pirnik Ed_Pirnik writes: jrich6024 - indeed it is. I only wish I had been able to pull that off at the age of 11 - not that I didn't try!


Posted: 8:31 am on April 22nd

jrich6024 jrich6024 writes: This is just awesome!
Posted: 10:03 pm on April 20th

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