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The Kids' Building Workshop: 15 Woodworking Projects for by Craig Robertson, Barbara Robertson

By Craig Robertson, Barbara Robertson

Girls and boys love woodworking tasks! yet most children (and most fogeys) lack woodworking abilities. that is the place teenagers' construction Workshop steps in. Craig Robertson, a grasp chippie and popular fashion designer and builder of furnishings, and Barbara Robertson, an paintings educator who focuses on instructing little ones, have constructed an encouraged approach for educating young children and their mom and dad the fundamentals of woodworking. during this full of life, absolutely photographed and illustrated e-book, the Robertsons current enjoyable tasks that train crucial woodworking talents. for instance, the Spider-Web String artwork undertaking teaches youngsters the right way to wield a hammer, and the Drilled identify Plaque venture teaches young children the secure and correct method to use a drill. development on those uncomplicated talents, the publication strikes directly to intermediate-level initiatives. childrens methods to make a sawhorse, a device field, a step stool--all issues that each wood worker should have to construct larger and extra complicated initiatives. eventually, the youngsters are able to tackle heavily hip initiatives: a cricket cage, a publication residence, a dollhouse (and dollhouse furniture!), a lemonade stand, and a children' play desk. the children' construction Workshop is a brilliant primer that passes the hammer to a brand new new release of woodworking childrens (and their parents).

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If you want the board to be a different size or shape, cut it with a handsaw. You could also nail one or more pieces of wood together for a three-dimensional String Art sculpture. To Measure or Not to Measure ••• • If you want to pursue a totally improvisational (free-form) course , skip ahead to step 5. Otherwise, use a pencil and a measuring tool- a ruler or square for straight lines or a com­ pass for circles - to draw on the board a line (or lines) to mark the future placement of the nails.

Be su re not to make your marks along the outside edge of the tongue , because its scale is offset from the one on the inside of the tongue Use any side of the squa re as a straightedge to connect the measured points on the end of the board with the correspon­ ding points on the cut hne . Finishing I If your board has any rough spots, sand them smooth. If you want , chamfer the edges of your board with a block plane. Paint the squares in alter­ nating colors. Who says that a checkerboard has to be black and red?

Loop it around this nail, then bring the string back to the single nail. Loop the string around the Single nail , then bring it to the second nail of the semicircle. Loop it once around this nail, then pull it to a nail six nails to its right. Loop it around this nail, then bring it back to the Single nail. Continue in this fashion, working your way from each nail in th e semicircle to its neigh­ bor six nails away and then back to the sin­ gle nail, until every nail has been looped once. Tie your string at the last nail in the semicircle or the single nail and you're done' tit..

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