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Old 03-31-2009, 01:32 PM
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Well not only did we have a great time this weekend at Robbins Carvapalooza so did one happy kid. This young man who's name is Austin is 12 years of age. He helped out all weekend helping the carvers, taking pictures doing what ever was needed to help out. On Sunday we decided that we should give him a chance to try his talents. This is his first carving ever not to mention he did it 100% chainsaw. Now having said that he probably had the best teacher in the world his Uncle Robbin who gave him a complete safety briefing made sure he was completly protected and stayed by his side throughout the entire carving. Here are some pictures of Austin and Robbin in action. I talked to him after this kid is completly hooked now, his birthday is in two months and he has already asked his dad for a Redmax chainsaw. His proud father was on hand to watch him I thought he was going to burst his shirt with pride. Well done Austin your a great kid I know one day I will be seeing you up there with the pro's
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Great story. Thank you for sharing it.
It's nice that you opened the door to a young carver like you did. In fact it's just great!!
I hope we'll be seeing Austin's work in the future.
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Hey Colin Trevor here. I Just wanted to say thanks for every-thing and Austin did very much enjoy carving the mushroom.He wants to do one more before tackling a bigger progect.
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Hey Trevor that is one great kid you have there and it was great watching him carve.
P.S. buy him the saw
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Hi Trevor, Austin was a pleasure to teach! Very attentive to listening & doing as he was taught & will do just fine & I can just imagine where he will be if he keeps carving from the heart to our ripe old age! HE HE!
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Hi Robbin

Great to see the pictures of Austin learning to carve. One question though - how come he isn't wearing his ear protection?

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Hi Carrei, He does have them on but lifted them each time tp hear instructions clearly which is the safest way right! Believe me he is right into the safety & very mature for his age!
Thanks for the concern, Robbin
As long as Trevor can keep the blasting Ipod or MP3 out of his ears he will hear hear!
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