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Project by Monkman posted 05-21-2012 03:30 PM 2166 views 1 time favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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My eleven year old son made this over the weekend for his school project. The Washington Monument is made of balsa wood with 45 degree angles for both the top and the sides. He asked if I would publish it for him.

-- MonkeyMonk





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Kookaburra

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#1 posted 05-21-2012 06:28 PM

Very nicely done! An obelisk is not an easy shape – he deserves to be proud!

-- Kay - Just a girl who loves wood.

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helluvawreck

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#2 posted 05-21-2012 07:08 PM

Well, it looks like he nailed it. It’s a dead ringer for the Washington Monument. Tell your son I said congratulations.

helluvawreck
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-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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Heidi Neely

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#3 posted 05-22-2012 05:17 PM

Hmmmm…do I smell an A+ ???? :-) Very nicely done!

I’m currently helping my 9 year old son on his project on Walt Disney, which is due Friday….and there is still SO much to be done on it…yikes!! The teachers don’t let up on the regular homework during project time either….so he worked his butt off last night doing a weeks worth in one night so we have the rest of the week to work on the report :-)

-- Heidi :) “The only source of knowledge is experience”

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Time2beupinAZ

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#4 posted 05-22-2012 06:56 PM

Super great job on that project. That is an A+ in my book and you tell your teacher I said so.

-- Tim - I usally measure twice after I cut......then I know for sure that I cut it short.....

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Monkman

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#5 posted 05-23-2012 06:15 PM

Thanks for all the comments. He placed second overall and was very excited to see all the responses and looks on lumberjocks.

-- MonkeyMonk

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jeffro0911

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#6 posted 02-02-2014 11:34 PM

How did he make the little trees? It looks amazing.

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