I hear a lot of comments about how much Jake looks like Mike. The words: "clone", "twin", and "Mini-Mike" are frequent referrals. I honestly don't see it. I'm not saying they don't resemble each other; they have the same cowlick and the same haircut - I only know how to cut hair one way! - but I really can't see how alike they look.
Now, if you were to ask about personality traits, that would be a different story.
"Mini-Mike" would absolutely be a fitting description.
Wednesday nights the boys are left here to fend for themselves and last night they took on installing one of the cabinets.
When I came home Jake was standing over Mike and studying what he was doing. In about a minute Jake was on the floor next to Mike and grabbing the extra piece of hardware to try his luck at leveling the right side of the cabinet.
I heard Mike say under his breath, "This stupid hole..." About five seconds later Jake was muttering the same thing. (He may have said it about five times more, and stressed the word "stupid" to see if he'd get a reaction out of us for using a word we don't normally condone.)
Jake had the disadvantage of shorter arms along with not being able to see the hole. However, he wasn't giving up and when Mike told him to move aside to let Mike have a go at leveling (it was past bedtime), Jake was bound and determined to not give up his post. He did manage to find the hole and helped level the cabinet.
They both have this fondness for all things tool-related. They both study something until they are fairly certain they understand it. They both love to build and one loves to learn while the other loves to teach. Good balance.
So, while I personally don't think they look too much alike, I don't think there's any doubt they are two peas-in-a-pod.