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Posted on Woodworking merit badge - Boy Scouts

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#1 posted 10-16-2007 01:23 AM

One thing I did during a recent woodworking merit badge class was to use Miller Dowels – very easy to use and a doweld project satisfies one of the requirements. I also had the boys build a simple bench hook (a very useful device indeed!) with only hand tools (square, saw, brace & bit) which also satisfies a requirement. We started off the course building cedar bird houses which everyone completed in on afternoon. The boys were excited becuase they completed something the first day and they got to take the project home – really fueled thier interest! I can send a PDF of the outline we used if it would be helpful. I gave the boys sampes of timber from my shop to identify and write about the uses and benefits of each species. We also completed a group service project utilizing woodworking skills which also satisfied a requirement.

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