The Mirror Steeror Years ago a friend offered me a large pile of plexiglas mirror rejects. At the time I was teaching a science and carpentry class for kids, so I was always looking for interesting materials. While turning possibilities ove...
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Location: Bellingham, Washington
I started out as a handyman which evolved into building small boats, remodeling, and building equipment for special needs kids. When my kids went to school I followed them in as a volunteer and found I really liked working with kids. I got one job at a Montessori school teaching "shop" to 4-6 year olds and another for the parks teaching woodwoking to 6-12 year olds. It was great fun and I became fascinated by how to help kids use tools. I taught for the parks for 20 years.
When I was teaching parents and teachers kept asking the same questions about how to set woodwoking up for kids so I wrote, Woodshop for Kids, 52 projects kids can build. At the Montessori school I designed a playhouse kids could put together and take apart themselves, like big Lincoln Logs and this turned into a book (Builder Boards) too.
I''m semi retired now but still do projects with kids.
-- Jack, Bellingham, WA
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|added project||The Rope Machine||03-23-2017 11:01 PM|
|commented on||My "Box Joint" Bench Project||03-10-2017 02:41 AM|
|added project||The Mirror Steerer||03-07-2017 06:33 PM|
|added project||The Marble Roll||03-07-2017 06:22 PM|
|added project||My Wife's Toolbox||02-24-2017 06:42 PM|
|commented on||The Mirror Steerer||02-23-2017 05:29 PM|
|commented on||Woodworking, is not "just" woodworking||02-23-2017 05:26 PM|
|added blog entry||The Mirror Steerer||02-23-2017 04:06 AM|
|commented on||SAFETY and a few words about hand tools||02-22-2017 06:36 PM|
|commented on||Modular Building toys||02-22-2017 05:24 PM|
|commented on||A Day in my Summer woodworking class||02-21-2017 07:10 PM|
|added project||Recycled Builder Boards||02-21-2017 05:19 PM|
|added blog entry||Woodworking, is not "just" woodworking||02-21-2017 04:36 PM|
|added blog entry||SAFETY and a few words about hand tools||02-20-2017 09:59 PM|
|commented on||Builder Boards, a playhouse kids build themselves||02-20-2017 03:55 AM|
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Introduction When I was about 50 I wrote my first little book, Builder Boards. I started writing in the morning, and I’d have lunch around noon. Then I’d work for another hour, but that was it. I found if I was trying to finish up a...
SAFETY and a few words about hand tools When I first thought about teaching woodworking to kids I wondered, “would it be safe?”. At the time I couldn’t find any written information other than wear safety glasses and “be safe”. Aft...
A Day in my Summer Shop Class Below are three pictures of the shop I used for 20 years. The first is on the left of the shop as you are looking into the garage/shop, then center, and right. I liked having the space open to the outdoors. You may ...