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BOTD 4/7/17 "The Rather Unfortunate Shop Project"

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David M. Katz

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The Rather Unfortunate Shop Project

You have two sons -  Timothy, 12 who is rapidly becoming a very good cabinetmaker and shows real talent even at this early age, and Abernathy, four, who is the product of your second marriage.

Timothy is mostly tolerant of his little half - brother, but he is a fairly quiet and normally well behaved boy who seldom needs discipline.

Abernathy is almost an exact opposite - very noisy, active, and frequently getting into trouble, he sometimes seriously annoys his older brother...


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Today, he brought home the project he has been working on in wood shop, which, of course, is by far his best subject. Tim got the best mark in his class for this project - an unheard of 100% - and a picture was taken of it for the grade seven yearbook.

Tim is very proud of his handiwork, but there is a bit of an issue with it:


Timothy's Shop Project
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You did not know that Timothy was doing this... and if you had known, you would probably have asked him not to make something quite so inflammatory  and all...

Abernathy Sees the Time Out Bench for the first time:
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Very early Saturday morning you are woken up by an ungodly splintering noise in the backyard and find that Abernathy, in a fit of almost super toddler strength, has dragged the time-out bench (which is nearly as big as he is) outside and started whaling at it with your claw hammer. Serious cosmetic damage has been done, but you have interrupted the tot before he renders the bench unusable. It no longer looks to professionally made, however.

Abernathy is certainly not allowed to touch your tools without permission and supervision.

Timothy is very upset at the damage that has been done to his handiwork...

Your move.


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David M. Katz

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Perhaps Timothy is more in tune with the fact that Abernathy needs discipline than I am.

The project was a bit presumptuous on Timothy's part but I don't think he meant any harm. He most likely thought he was helping.

What I should have done was to keep the TO bench out of Abernathy's sight until it could be explained, etc.

What's done is done.

IMO, Abernathy is too young for a proper spanking but a couple of swats across his bottom are coming and, since the TO bench is usable, it will get used.

Timothy did nothing wrong and so I see no reason to punish him. I will try to console him regarding the damaged bench. Perhaps Timothy can fix it up or make another?

If Timothy is that good at twelve then the boy needs some business cards, a work space and some decent tools.

(Oh, Tim's a good boy but I am sure he still gets in trouble on occasion and Abernathy is going to get older so Timothy's next project will be commissioned by me - a paddle.)


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Jack

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If Abe knew what a time out bench is for, we're probably already using it.

I am very unhappy with this youngster, and I'm going to follow David's example with a couple of smacks, then some time sitting on the bench. then I'm going to go calm down so I can explain to Abe how wrong what he did was, and let him know that if he ever destroys someone elses property, he'll be wishing for the time out bench.

I might ask Tim why he did this, but basically it was an approved project, and I'm proud of how he did. We'll find some way to make this up to him, but I'll also remind him that he wasn't perfect at that age, and neither was I.


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I don't think I can top Dave's reply. I like and agree with his observations and replies, added with what Jack offers.

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ivor

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I reckon Katz has covered all the angles which I mitre expected. Smile

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squarecutter

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Abernathy has clearly already been introduce to the idea of time-out. Sounds like he can also read!. Yep a few smacks and some time on THAT seat are in order.

I am just wondering though was like the the 12 year old Timothy or like Abernathy when he was 4, Was he Timmy the terrible then? I hope he will continue to show tolerance to his baby brother. We might remind him of his 4 year old self
Meantime may be theres a market for these benches, Can they double as paddling props as well!

AFinch

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Nothing to add to Dave and Jack's excellent answers.

Why does the TO Bench have to be for Abe? I've known boys Tim's age who were sent to time-out. I never took shop in school, but I know that lots of my 7th and 8th grade friends made paddles to be used on themselves as approved projects back then.

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ivor wrote:I reckon Katz has covered all the angles which I mitre expected. Smile

My answer dovetails into the emerging consensus.

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StevieWeeks

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Stevie wonders if Timothy kindly pointed out the meaning of the words to his little brother when he showed it to him and all...

Stevie.

David M. Katz

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StevieWeeks wrote:Stevie wonders if Timothy kindly pointed out the meaning of the words to his little brother when he showed it to him and all...

Stevie.

Sure he did. Twisted Evil Twisted Evil


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kalico

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I'm in agreement with both Katz and jack and can't add to it they both covered it...

I had to take shop in the 7th grade and made a paddle but that was a standard first project even though the year before was the last year for paddles being used in our schools in Washington state


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