How do you teach a 30 year old how to use tools?

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    This kid trys , but is so damn clumsy, so scared it seems

    I tried making fun of him

    I tried to teach him and be kind.


    I show him the tricks of the trade, but he is so stubborn and wants to man handle everything..how did you teach someone?
     
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    Youtube
     
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    Smash his thumb with the hammer, and then ask him how he thinks a nail would react to a similar strike.
     
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    I wouldn't let him use any tool with an electric cord on it.Get him one of those kids little sets where he can beat and bang on stuff for a while.
     
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    If he didn't learn by 10 years old he's retarded and belongs in a hospital.


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    Well, you just need to face it, some folks have an aptitude for it, and some just aren't mechanically inclined.

    I wouldn't worry about it.

    How is he with a spreadsheet or a word processor? Can he do your taxes?
     
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    Exactly...last year at Thanksgiving, we gave the turkey carving duty to our daughter and her boyfriend....they youtubed it.
     
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    I feel sorry for him he told me he took special ed in school,

    He has a real positive attitude. But mechanically not
     
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    I have been replaced... My son was given a cast iron skillet and he wanted to use it... He called me and asked how I use to season our skillets... I explained to him the process and he said "damn Dad that is what the dude said on youtube"... :206:

    Bear if the kid does not have the "wrench hands" at 30, more than likely he will never have them...
     
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    If a person ttys and trys..i think there is hope..
     

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