Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Sloyd whittling at Clear Spring School

4 comments:

montessorimatters said...

So, so great! :) Thanks for having the courage to trust little ones, they are so capable and need this so much in an age of over-protection.

Doug Stowe said...

They do need to be trusted and they do like to please.

Anonymous said...

The kids were taking it very seriously, and were really trying to please, as you mentioned. And the safety lessons you taught them were basically the same ones I taught the students at the community college.

Mario

Doug Stowe said...

Mario, we always seem to injure the hand not holding the tool. So the challenge is always keeping it doing the right thing and out of the way. Using the block of wood in the vise narrows the range of motion, so it keeps knives from making wide arcs through the woodshop.