Friday, January 05, 2018

skiffs and book boxes

Today our high school students at the Clear Spring School will return to working on Bevins Skiffs. We must get them out of the way for a work day with volunteers at ESSA on Saturday. The skegs are ready to attach. The keels are ready for additional shaping. At the end of today's work we'll move them out of the machine room and leave them right side up so I can add the quarter knees and front decks.

In the afternoon my upper elementary school students will begin making book boxes to serve as travel journals. A photo of my prototype is shown. A piece of material glued on at the spine serves as the hinge allowing the box to open and close. The book itself is made using ages old book binding techniques. Making the prototype first was necessary to have something concrete to show the kids, to go through the steps myself before asking the kids to do theirs and to anticipate the challenges they will face.  I got the pleasure of learning something first.

Make, fix, and create. Assist others in learning likewise.

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