SHOP OWNER: Ellis Walentine
LOCATION: Coopersburg, PA
My partner, Pimo, recently volunteered to host a show-and-tell at our shop for his daughter's day-care classmates. On the appointed day, fourteen pre-schoolers and their teachers showed up for the festivities.
Pimo showed samples of about 50 kinds of wood, as well as a variety of wooden objects, such as furniture, toys and musical instruments.
But the highlight of the morning was the "hands-on" part of the program. In an hour, the kids built two dandy "fire palaces" from miscellaneous scraps--and about a quart of yellow glue.
Who knows? Maybe we kindled a spark in some of these youngsters, and they'll grow up to be the woodworkers of tomorrow.
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P.O. BOX 274
COOPERSBURG PA 18036
See also Shop Tours, a site maintained by Rod Peterson, former Badger Pond volunteer and Shop Tour producer. Rod is keeping the Shop Tour tradition alive, with tours of the shops of WoodCentral and former Badger Pond visitors. Lotta good ideas here!
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More shots of that day.
Pimo died this year after a long bout with cancer. R.I.P. Our old shop burned down in 1998.
Sic transit gloria mundi. Enjoy life while you can.
Ellis Walentine, Host