My nephew in the Air Force has been visiting from Wyoming for almost a month now. Along with him are his wife and five kids ranging in age from 6-11. They are fascinated by everything that occurs with the lathe. Only one of them has any interest in actually using the lathe, but unfortunately, he is a little too young to control the tools by himself. Loves putting his hands on mine though and helping all he can. Nevertheless, they all want to watch and help with design decisions. I let them choose what I make for them, and then I have to make at least five of everything. This is Lane, whose first question is always "can we make something?" I've got to watch them closely, as they will climb on anything and everything to get a better view of what I'm doing Here is a picture of what we've made so far. For size reference, the bat is about 16 inches long. Six wands in cherry (Lane got two for all his help), eight whistles (which their parents just love) made from cherry, walnut and black locust, two swords in ash, a miniature cherry baseball bat, a hollow egg to hide the smallest whistle, and one solid egg. They are going to visit one more time before they go home, so who knows what else we will make. Just wished they lived closer, so I could get some hooked and starting to learn using the lathe.