A friend of mine is a Girl Scout leader, and her daughter (and my goddaughter) is a member of the pack (troop? quorum?).
We’ve been kicking around the idea of doing a little woodturning experience – we’ll let / help each girl turn a candlestick.
There are 12 girls, and I’ve got two lathes in my basement. I’d like to borrow a third mini-lathe, and then have three groups of girls, 4 girls each, rotating through a few stations:
(1) mark the centers of the spindle, use an awl to center punch them
(2) move to the lathe, rough the spindle, then do a bit of finish turning (with an adult holding the tool all the while)
(3) take the spindle off the lathe, and sand by hand.
(4) finish with a safe oil (maybe tung oil).
Has anyone else done a project like this?