Wednesday, December 06, 2006

Children really love making toys from wood. The photo above is of the first and second grade class at Clear Spring with toy airplanes they designed and made themselves during November. The fuselages were sawn from 5/8" thick spruce resawn from utility grade 2 x 4's. The wings were sawn from the same 2 x 4's resawn and planed to 1/4" thick. This was a two week project, with the fuselages being shaped one week and the wings shaped and attached the next. We used a folding paper and scissors technique to design the wings so that they would be symmetrical. The planes are now in the process of being painted in their classroom.

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