|Block planes are great for kids and adults alike.|
The classes had previously agreed on the projects they would be making, from the menu I had offered. Four of the classes would be making small stools, and one class would be making small framed whiteboards.
It takes about 1.5 - 2 hours to set up the gear for a gig like this. We set up in the undercover area at the school.
|Lunchtime - however quite a few kids came in, keen to work on their stools.|
|It all starts here. Packing crate material from the USA. A fantastic resource.|
|One of the saws in action at the Sawing Station.|
|Removing the arrisses with a Block Plane.|
|The structure is simple, and held with glue and nails.|
|A completed whiteboard having a final clean-up with sand paper.|
|Love this. A funky stand for a whiteboard... all his own work!|
|Nice job, gang!|
|Sure, there was the odd wonky one, but no matter. The makers were proud of their work.|
Where necessary, we levelled their feet.
Working with the hands is good for mind, the body and the soul....
We just need a lot more of it in our lives.