Bookshelf/Workspace #1: First Day

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Blog entry by WhiskeyWaters posted 01-16-2008 01:00 PM 1024 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Got roughly three hours of work in today, and somewhat along on the project – kids got all the x’d pieces cut to length. Ran out of 2×4 even. Tomorrow plan on getting the rest cut down, and find a quick and kid-friendly way to create the lap joints and dadoes.

For those of you wondering, this project will be going very very slow. Its a tad quicker when a person don’t have to explain to/manage twenty children at the same time.

First time techniques – I taught the kids how to create a “story stick” – ain’t that what it’s called? Anyways, we transferred all measurements to a length of 2×4 and they are measuring off that. So, whatever that trick’s called.

The Progress Made & Next Mission

-- make it safe & keep the rubber side down.

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#1 posted 01-16-2008 02:03 PM

Good job mentoring kids. And yes, “story stick” is an appropriate name.

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#2 posted 01-18-2008 07:31 PM

Can someone tell me what a story stick is? I keep hearing about it, but really have no clue.

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#3 posted 01-18-2008 08:48 PM

It’s used to mark things rather than measuring them. For example you have a bookcase that you want to
duplicate. Hold the stick next to it and mark all the shelf locations on it. Then you use this to cut the locations for your new bookcase rather than measuring.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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