|Project by Mainiac Matt||posted 07-04-2012 03:27 PM||4465 views||1 time favorited||14 comments|
O.K. so this is hardly a project worthy of the wall…. but just look at that smile!
A couple bucks worth of scrap lumber…. an hour in the shop with my little girl… an easy project that had a lot of learning snuck in there…. What’s not to like?
With the Olympics coming up fast…. and the new American Girl doll movie about a girl who is a gymnist, and a leatard from the craft fair… this project just had to happen.
We assumed the a gymnast was 5’ tall and worked out a scale factor for a typical 18” doll…. Then we researched the official sizes for the ballance beam and sketched up our plan. And my little math girl did ALL the calculations her self… Toss in a little simple geometry for finding the center of a rectangle, etc..
Next up is the parallel bars :^)
PS…. you can see a little of my timber framing handywork in the back ground…. but after 16 years, that project still isn’t 100% done (as my wife is ever faithful to remind me) so I can’t count that as a COMPLETED project)
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