I use Japanese-style saws exclusively in my classroom and home shop because I have young makers. I love the quick bite and accuracy of a pull stroke, the low cost and high quality, but mostly, enjoy handing my saw to … Continue reading Home #Makerspace: How to Saw (for Young and Beginning #Woodworkers)
Last week, I built a small shelf using hand tools. This week, I will use a mixture of bench and power tools to create a storage rack for my family’s fishing rods. This rack has two assemblies, the upper rack and the lower rack.
The lower assembly has three holes for accepting fishing rod handles. The upper assembly has the same three holes with access channels.
Using power tools, this project will take fifteen to twenty minutes to complete. It can be completed with only hand tools, if so desired. Young makers in the middle school range comfortable with hand-held power tools, especially the jig saw and power drill, could complete this project with minimal adult assistance.
This week, we made a quick foldable checkerboard inspired by my youngest child’s love of the game. This basic folding design can expanded and modified to play any board game. Just let your imagination run wild!
This project incorporates measuring, marking boards square, using a hand drill and hand saw, and an all natural, no-fuss stain (although it is stinky!). Super quick, super cheap and super easy for young makers between K – 3rd grade. Continue reading Home #Makerspace: Simple Kid’s Game Boards for Young Makers #Woodworking