|Project by Wingstress||posted 10-24-2010 05:56 PM||4276 views||11 times favorited||24 comments|
For my daughter’s 8th birthday, I bought her a tool box complete with a miter box, eggbeater drill, 10 oz hammer, tape measure, safety glasses, coping saw, and sanding block. For our first project we decided to build some adjustable stilts. I modeled it up at work and then made a blueprint with solid colors similar to lego instructions. I taught her how to read dimensions, angles, and third angle projections.
She soaked it up like a sponge. I was so impressed with her ability to read the blue print and just start building. After looking over her shoulder and making sure she was safe, she looked up at me and told me to go and work on my own project. At that moment I was in heaven. I flipped on the radio and started hacking away at my stuff. We spent 3 Saturday mornings together, which normally would have belonged to cartoons. I can’t wait until our next project.
I can email the plans if anyone would like them.
-- Tom, Simsbury, CT