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Aldo Leopold Bench for Kids

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Project by Michael posted 06-06-2017 03:49 PM 324 views 3 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I built this prototype before I built two more with some fourth graders as a school project. It was a fun project with enough hand saw cuts and brace-drilled holes to ensure each child got a chance to contribute. Day one we cut and drilled, day two we bolted and screwed everything together and painted. I brought the wood home to prime it, but the kids did most of the other work. I recommend the project as an introduction to woodworking for kids. They use the benches in their classrooms as a place to read or sit and talk. I overheard one of the girls telling her father that, “This is the bench we built!” at Open House and it warmed my heart!

-- "When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the Universe." John Muir





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Jim Jakosh

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#1 posted 06-06-2017 06:21 PM

Those are nice benches and it great when the kids get involved and interested!!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#2 posted 06-07-2017 02:55 AM

Very nice. Looks like something my grand daughters would like to participate in.

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#3 posted 06-09-2017 02:58 PM

Mike,

Great Job! Those look awesome I have recently did the same bench with my son. He wanted to do built it himself, I just took pictures and he did the work.

-- Hassan Mirza

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