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Mark Hunt
Mark Hunt Member Posts: 4,909
Do you find yourself doing more homework now than when you were in school?

I have a seven year old that was given a project in school. They are studying Alaska and his project was to study and write a report on the Musk Ox. Well, he read the books and wrote the report, BUT I HAD TO MAKE A MODEL OF A MUSK OX!!!!!!!!!

I spent two hours last night molding the body out of mesh and covering it with plaster of paris. Then tonight I spent 3 hours covering it with fur!!! I tie my own flies so I had a bunch of different furs, but I had to glue each clump on to cover the damn thing!!

I am going to send an invoice to his teacher tomorrow for 7 man hours at $120/hr! That ought to teach her to give ME homework!!!

Ya' gotta' love it!

Mark H

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  • Tony_8
    Tony_8 Member Posts: 608
    C'mon Mark

    That's the GOOD stuff ! Question is who'll keep that musk ox on a shelf longer, him or you ? I've got homework from that era of 3 boys, one my blood and two who are as close as anyone not could get. Proud of all of them.

    I know you're not really complaining :) Sounds like you enjoyed it too much for that.
  • Mark Hunt
    Mark Hunt Member Posts: 4,909
    well.............


    OK. You got me!

    I did enjoy doing this for my son.

    But I'm still sending that teacher an invoice!

    Why couldn't she have assigned him the Lemming??

    I would have been done in 15 minutes!

    Now I am out of woodchuck fur and dangerously low on Beaver fur.

    I will keep that Musk Ox on a shelf.

    Mark H

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  • Mark Eatherton1
    Mark Eatherton1 Member Posts: 2,542
    Good thing he didn't choose

    a Mastedon!

    ME
  • hr
    hr Member Posts: 6,106
    It's great

    that you have those skills and take the time to share and teach them.

    How about a pic of the beast?

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  • Tony_8
    Tony_8 Member Posts: 608
    I'll get you some

    WNY woodchuck fur and check with my brother for the beaver fur.
  • Dave DeFord
    Dave DeFord Member Posts: 119
    If you need more...

    woodchuck fur let me know. I'll probably be huntin'a couple of the little critters that live under my barn in a couple of weeks when they come out of hibernation.
  • Eugene Silberstein
    Eugene Silberstein Member Posts: 1,380


    It always seems to me that the science fairs, diaramas, models and projects our kids are given in school are just great opportunities for all of the parents to compete against each other. They should be giving the grades to us.

    I'll never forget when I was a kid and we had to come up with projects for the science fair. Well, my father, being a controls expert, came up with an electrical test/demonstration board that would have (and did) blown to socks off anything else at the fair... Needless to say, my father won the award for the best project. hmmmmmmm
  • Duncan_12
    Duncan_12 Member Posts: 10
    Life's lessons

    Yeah, that was always obvious from the kids' side of the fence, too.

    There were projects that were ALL kid. There were projects that were part kid with parent's help. And there were projects that were ALL parent.

    The kids knew what the score was as far as that goes. Still not sure what the lesson learned was, but it was all good. Kid art RULES!
  • ScottMP
    ScottMP Member Posts: 5,884
    YA Lets see the pictures

    Hey Mark,
    My son told me he wanted to make a pirate ship ...

    Five days later and we still hav'nt painted it. I need to put the sails on. Its alot of fun, but I hav,nt had the chance to build the musk ox yet.

    Scott

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  • ScottMP
    ScottMP Member Posts: 5,884
    .

  • DanHolohan
    DanHolohan Member, Moderator, Administrator Posts: 16,491
    One of my most precious memories

    The Dreaded Bear Report
    Retired and loving it.
  • jackchips_2
    jackchips_2 Member Posts: 1,338
    Mark, Mark, Mark,

    You didn't get a diagnostic fee?

    Or a credit card number? At least put the old Teach on a payment schedule with 25% off for each quarter your son gets an A.

    Fun stuff.
  • Mark Hunt
    Mark Hunt Member Posts: 4,909
    OK


    I'll post pics when it comes home.

    Gluing all that hair on the beast gave me an idea!

    I may not be bald at the next Wetstock!!

    Now I just need to pick a color..........Muskrat or Elk?

    Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmm..........

    Mark H

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  • hr
    hr Member Posts: 6,106
    The projects get bigger

    as the kids get older. Max, age 18, and I started this dune buggy project last fall. I'm kinda stuck on nthe wiring phase. Not exactly like the old VW wiring!

    My goal is to drive it out to Colorado and visit Duncan and ME this summer!! Maybe drag Duncan up to Montana to visit Dale at Radiant Engineering, in the thing.

    Enjoy the smaller projects while they last. Any project is a fun project with your children :)

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  • Pat Clark
    Pat Clark Member Posts: 187
    Musk Ox hair

    Mark,

    You shoulda hollered. I could have taken my shears up to the musk ox farm in Palmer and got you lots of hair or I could bring you a whole musk ox to Wetstock next month (or would that have missed the deadline for school?).

    I wonder if they shoot Musk Ox shearers????

    Pat
  • Mark Hunt
    Mark Hunt Member Posts: 4,909
    DARN IT!!!!!!!!


    I keep forgetting how many folks from Alaska are posting here these days!

    Wouldn't my son's teacher have flipped if we brought in a real Musk Ox?!?!?!?!?

    Please tell me you fish. I have met a few folks from your great state that don't. That's just wrong.

    I'll be visiting there someday for sure. Probably when my son gets a bit older and can cast an 11 weight fly rod.

    See you soon!

    Mark H

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  • Pat Clark
    Pat Clark Member Posts: 187
    To Fish or Not To Fish

    Yes I fish, but I can also sit in camp or on the bank of the river and be just as happy. Fly fishing for King Salmon is a real kick. Usually get out Halibut Fishing once every year, gotta restock the freezer, can't eat that crap they sell in the stores. My wife promises me that she will smoke some salmon for me to bring down to Wetstock. See you soon.

    Pat
  • ScottMP
    ScottMP Member Posts: 5,884
    HR

    I can't see the pex tubing from the photos you posted.

    I KNOW that that floor is radiantly heated :)

    Is that 1/2 black steel ??

    Scott

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  • RichW
    RichW Member Posts: 28
    project

    Seven years ago I helped (OK, I did 80% of the work) my daughter with a school video project. Of all the projects we did this one really clicked. Now, two years after college(the first year with Habitat for Humanity) she teaches video production at a cable company two states away and was just offered a job at a local college. Ya never know where things will lead....keep learning.
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