|Forum topic by mhawkins2||posted 10-28-2009 04:18 AM||6592 views||0 times favorited||5 replies|
10-28-2009 04:18 AM
My daughter is in kindergarten and her science class has been talking about wood and building with wood. I had sent some scrap wood and hand plane shavings to her class which they enjoyed. Her teacher has asked if I could put together a project for the children to complete. We are probably talking about 40 kids (2 classes). So far I can think of a picture frame or perhaps a pencil box. The pencil box could be constructed with dove tails, lock rabbits, or perhaps a lock miter. The key to the project is that I don’t have 160 clamps, so I would use masking tape to hold it together while the glue dries. I am not sure the kids should use hammer and nails either, at least not in a way that requires accuracy.
So ideas so far are picture frame or pencil box with sliding top. If its a box, what type of joinery? Has anyone else done this before? What worked, what didn’t work, and what other projects do you suggest?
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