12 year old welds

  1. R-D-R Forum Supporter

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    Needed to rustle up a temporary bracket today and my daughter helped, she wanted to have a go at welding, all these in the pictures are hers. Had a bit of practice on scrap then onto the bracket, got her eye in pretty quick I would say and she played with some of the settings to see what the difference was.

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  2. Dcal

    Dcal Forum Supporter

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    Keep her at it.
    Good skill to have and you never know where it would lead.

    I wish any of my kids had an interest, but I have a niece that is showing promise
     
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  3. Craig-SM

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    Alright your 12 year old daughter can weld better than me but there is no need to rub it in.

    Good on her for giving it a go, just wait until she has some ideas to weld up and you come to do some welding and find you have an empty bottle just like they do with cars fuel tanks :laughing:
     
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    :clapping::clapping::clapping::clapping:
     
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  5. dobbslc

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    Nice welds! What are the 2WD buggies in the background?
     
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  6. 8ob

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    Great stuff @R-D-R and you should be equally proud of yourself for capturing her interest , I like to see nippers getting involved in engineering. :thumbup:

    Bob
     
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  7. R-D-R Forum Supporter

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    They are some of my RC cars, there's 3 there: Schumacher Cat K1 Aero (4wd), Schumacher KF2 mid motor, and Schumacher KF2 (2wd) :laughing:
     
  8. Hmmm? I'm not happy. That is actually better than I can do on my old SIP 130. Very well done to her.
     
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  9. gordon stephenson

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    Excellent welds, Daughter and father can be very rightfully proud, Well done.
     
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  10. dobbslc

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    Mmm I'm about 25 years behind that kind of tech!
     
  11. R-D-R Forum Supporter

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    I also have my original Tamiya boomerang, lunchbox, holiday buggy and hotshot all over 25 years old :clapping:
     
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  12. armalites Member

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    No better way to get more workshop time than involving the kids :laughing:

    There is no better time for anyone to learn something than when they have no preconceived ideas.
     
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  13. armalites Member

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    I've got the backbone of what may be a Boomerang or a Hotshot if you are interested. 28 years would be nearer the mark I reckon
     
  14. dobbslc

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    Working in a model shop years ago I probably owned or drove most of the "old skool" stuff! 1/8 IC buggies, stock cars, 1/12 mini stocks, 1/10 off road and circuit ahh those were the days!
     
  15. R-D-R Forum Supporter

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    Mini stock, forgot I still have my mardave mini stock too :laughing:
     
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  16. armalites Member

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    Mardave still make a Mini Stox version today. Just been looking on the website
     
  17. Mr chris

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    Good on ya for letting her having a go.
    If she can produce welds at that age, imagine what she will be like in say 8 years time.
     
  18. slim_boy_fat

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    Married & 'nesting'. :whistle: :laughing:
     
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