I want to share with you my latest small box project. This started as an introductory lesson to woodwork for year 7 students. Given a random length of wood the students had to measure and cut the length into 4 equal pieces, allowing 10 mm for waste. They then had to form this into a box which they glued and taped together. Next a plywood bottom was added and later a lid. I purchased simple hinges and clasps for each student which they used to complete the task. The students are very pleased with the results and so am I. The materials all came from scrap and the hinges and clasps cost $3.00 per box.I have an all day staff meeting today and have begun meetings with teachers to plan wood shop lessons to correlate with classroom studies.
The project uses very little material so next time around I will be looking for some nicer off cuts. I was pleased at how well the students handled the hinging as the screws for this project are very small.