The year I was ten years old, I received a woodburning kit for Christmas. I had never seen one before, and my parents had to explain how to use it. I’m pretty sure it got plugged in right after breakfast.
The tool was an unwieldy thing in the hands of a child, although in my mother’s, it had looked easy. The hot tip of the tool came with different attachments (as shown on the box cover above), and each made a different shape: a circle, an X, a fine line, and so on. The only problem is the small tool provided for changing tips didn’t fasten them very securely, so they were always coming off. But when things went well, it was a lot of fun.Continue reading “THE GIFT OF A CHILD”