|Project by Tooch||posted 03-01-2014 08:05 PM||1313 views||1 time favorited||12 comments|
Some neighbors from up at camp have a son who is trying to be an eagle scout. For his big project, he wanted to make a trail through the woods around his church and hang up plaques for the ”Stations of the Eucharist.” Now I grew up Roman Catholic, but I never heard of the Stations of the Eucharist… I guess its a thing?
Anyhow, the family is more of a “white collar” family, and they don’t own or have access to a lot of tools, so when the boy asked for help on this project this passed deer season I couldn’t say no. I designed these cases and cut out all of the pieces from 5/4” PT decking. Being that he needed 14 of these cases, I made sure to maximize the materials and designed them so we could build 2 out of one 8’ piece of lumber.
I ripped down the boards and cut all the dados at work, and he came up (from out of town) this weekend and we assembled them together. I got to show him how to use a nail gun, and could tell he had a sense of accomplishment when we we done.
The pictures are as follows:
1. All of the stations (14 total) lined up.
2. The “kits” that I made at school ready to be assembled
3. Keegan putting glue in the dados
4. Assembling the kit (with help from his dad)
5. nailing it together (note: pic was taken after the fact, safety glasses were being worn at the time)
6. all lined up again!
Now that my part is done, I can relax. On the other hand, Keegan has to dig out 14 holes for the posts that these are going to be attached too!
-- "Well, the world needs ditch-diggers too..." - Judge Smails