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01-02-2013 05:51 PM

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At the beginning of Dec. the Director of our Community Arts Center happen to see one of my MaLoof style rockers. She then called a friend at the local newspaper and the next thing I knew there was a full page article about my woodworking in the paper. This morning I reeived a call from a lady who is the scout master of a Cub Scout troop. She ask if I would come to their next meeting (1-9-13) and talk to the scouts. I thought it would be nice if I could take a small project for them to assemble and hopefully create future Lumberjocks. I would appreciate any suggestions. Perhaps some of you have done this before. Thanks for any input.

-- Dale West Central Pa. Do it all, before last call.

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#1 posted 01-02-2013 06:01 PM

I was the cub scout leader for our church’s group for a while and we did things like bird houses, a small tool tote, etc. As long as it can be put together with hammer and nails, it’s a pretty safe bet.

-- Brian T. - Exact science is not an exact science

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#2 posted 01-02-2013 06:18 PM

I just taught the boy scouts carpentry merit badge, it was one of the retired badges they brought back for their anniversary and used only hand tools. The merit badge book has projects in the back of it, where I got the project we built. This may be a good source for you, can be found online

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#3 posted 01-02-2013 06:30 PM

Bring in one of your own projects and take advantage of the free labor!! :)

Or maybe just tie into one of the other fun things, pine wood derby, or rain gutter regatta… might be short notice for that. HD, and melissa and doug sell some of these kits, if you have short notice, and little time.

-- Who is John Galt?

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#4 posted 01-02-2013 07:11 PM

I did this once for a girl scout troop. We decided that pre-cut pieces, to be hand-sanded and then put together by glue would work fine. We talked about the grain of the wood, strength in different directions, etc. No tools needed and they got to take something home. Made a three piece shelf shaped like a duck. After gluing up and sitting around talking for ten-twelve minutes to let the glue set a little, they got to paint or stain it with water-based products. Most wanted to stain, we thought the girls would want to paint. who knew? Oh, and take along cheap plastic aprons and any other things you might need, like brushes. You would think gloves, but betcha there is at least one kid who is allergic to latex or talcum. That’s why soap and water clean-up on everything.

-- Tsunami Guitars and Custom Woodworking, Cleveland, TN

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