|Project by Mauricio||posted 07-14-2013 01:48 AM||1725 views||2 times favorited||34 comments|
We bought my son the movie “Free Willie 3” and now he is really into whales.
I had planed on working on my bunk bed project this morning but my son said “Dad I want to make a whale with you out of wood”. Mind you he didnt say for me to buy him a whale, he wanted to make one,,,, priceless. That’s what I call a paradigm shift. I’m dropping everything for that.
So we drew it out on a scrap piece of pine, and cut it out with a coping saw and then the band saw.
He helped me do some of the shaping with a file, he really enjoys this part.
The fins are plywood
I even choped little 1/8” mortises for the fins, that was fun.
I just cut a simple recess to glue in the back fin.
So that’s it. A pretty simple instant gratification project to get some shop time with my oldest son. It only took a couple of hours to complete.
Hope it serves as inspiration for getting other kid out into the shop, even if you are still doing most of the work :-)
Thanks for looking.
-- Mauricio - Woodstock, GA - "Confusion is the Womb of Learning, with utter conviction being it's Tomb" Prof. T.O. Nitsch