|Project by mafe||posted 07-18-2010 02:01 AM||5929 views||8 times favorited||28 comments|
Some wonderful hours in the workshop
My girlfriends two boys are here for the vacance (they are French), so I had to come up with a project where we could all spend some time in my workshop…
It became the good old soapbox car that I choose to bring back to life, (since I found a old baby carriage so the wheels were there for free) – and it was a big sucess.
As you can see on the pictures I have a quite small workshop, but we build the car in pieces, and put it together outside the workshop (we were 3 kids and me in the workshop).
The little Noe had just found my old gunbelt (from my childhood), and my hat so he also had some John Wayne to do as you can see…
Especially the big boy Ruben of ten was there to the end, but also my daughter Mathilde 11 was really into the handsaw and accu machine (of course she was dressed to the project in a beautiful summer dress, and nice sandals…).
It was a project, where they managed to try and use saw, sandpaper, handplane, accudrill, and the big kids even the tablesaw, we had made som layout plans together the night before, and even had to study the dimesions of a human body, but all just very basic, since I wanted it to be possible to improvice, and for them to have a feeling of invention.
We spend app. 5 hours in total, so it was not too much for the concentration, and I must admit I enjoyed every moment to the full extend.
Hope it can be to some inspiration,
-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.