Vlog 160: She Stole The Show

Video Notes:
– Wasted today playing Heros and Generals on Steam. I forgot how dangerous video games are toward productivity!
– The biggest complaint from the cat stairs video was using walnut. lol
– I took last week off. Daddy daughter time all week and it was great.
– Working on a built-in design for a trailer.
– Down 35 pounds since June. Intermittent fasting most days, no drinking calories, no processed food, no carbs. Clear mind, consistent energy, no crash until right before bed.

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  1. I havent watched very many of your vlogs but saw you had your girl and had to watch. She didnt disappoint. Looks like she keeps you busy. Ill look for your videos on the cabinets for that trailer.

  2. Your video with your sweet little daughter made my day! Thanks and congratulations on the weight lossπŸ‘πŸΎ

  3. You guys are so cute ! What a loving dad ! I’m very interested in the video, going from wireframes to fully ready files is no small feat !

  4. It’s great getting out in the shop with the kid..
    Your little munchkin is so cute and funny. 2 is a great age.. :)

    My daughter is 6 now, and she helps me with things every time I have here for my weekend.
    I’ve already got her using a little pull saw to cut miters for a picture frame she wanted to make, and she’s helped on the drill press, both timber and steel drilling, (including dabbing drilling oil on the bit), when drilling out the 8mm mounting holes in some metal brackets for the rear end of the billy cart I recently built for her.. (power upgrade in the planning stages ;) )
    I’ve kept her away from all the other power tools which will remove curious fingers, but I’ll admit she has assisted at the bandsaw, cutting out the curves in the pieces for a little knockdown stool we made a few months ago (inspired by Tamar from 3×3 Customs stool design).
    All of this is great for hand-eye coordination, and problem solving, and all that other good stuff.

    And if it’s not shop time is Lego building, she already built the first 2 Technic sets, which I got when I was about 7 or 8.. She’s ahead of the curve, and I could not be happier. :)

    cheers man

  5. Loved the video! Kudos for not pushing your kids away and keeping them in the middle of your life. I always stopped my tools when my kids would come in to the garage and it definitely delays a project. But they’re only young once. When my (currently 17yr old) was 15, I was able to trust him to use a table saw and a few other hand power tools due to his time spent with me and watching me work. Now he can make speaker boxes for his friends and make a little side money. Also, congrats on the weight loss! As a Baton Rouge, LA native, I know how tough it is to lose weight in the south. Exercising in this humidity feels like an asthma attack on most days, so I know how tough the diet route can be.

  6. Awesome Jay! I’ve noticed you have not setup your brave rewards account to receive tips. I would love to give you BAT!

  7. Can you change the format (size) or your video on your website. It seems you are at the size YouTube used to be. Now they are considerably larger which I really like. The only option I can see here is ‘full screen’ and I’m not a fan of that.

  8. Adorable!!!
    You are truly blessed!!! Great job on the diet… Keep up the great work πŸ‘πŸ‘

  9. What a sweetheart! Jay, I’ve been following you for several years now and have been impressed by your progression as a woodworker but I’m even more impressed with your progression as a father. Congratulations! You’re an inspiration.

  10. She is such a sweet little thing, you and your wife are doing a wonderful job. πŸ˜˜πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί

  11. I was on your website buying plans to make a woodworking bench. While there I clicked on β€œShe Stole the Show.” Yes, she certainly did, with beauty and charm, and has a lot of fans.

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