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makeasks MAKE Asks: Projects with Your Father
Make: Asks is a weekly column where we ask you, our readers, for responses to maker-related questions. We hope the column sparks interesting conversation and is a way for us to get to know more about each other.

As a young boy I helped my dad build a picnic table for the backyard. It was the first time I could reliably swing a hammer, and I even chimed in on some of the design elements. It was the first project I did alongside dad, rather than being an observer and the tool gopher.

This week’s question is a special Father’s Day edition: What was the first (or a memorable) project you did with your father that could be called a collaboration, or one where you played an active part?

Post your responses in the comments section.

Michael Colombo

In addition to being an online editor for MAKE Magazine, Michael Colombo works in fabrication, electronics, sound design, music production and performance (Yes. All that.) In the past he has also been a childrens’ educator and entertainer, and holds a Masters degree from NYU’s Interactive Telecommunications Program.


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