Wednesday, December 06, 2006

For the last two weeks we have been making toy cars and trucks in the Clear Spring woodshop. Third and fourth grades have been shaping the cars with hand saws. Fifth and sixth grades have been using scroll saws. We use the drill press to drill axle holes and windows. The wheels are cut on the table saw from reject rake and shovel handles from a manufacturer in Missouri. While the children have all expressed interest in making cars for their own use, these are to give away through our local food bank to needy children.

After the holidays, our children can make their own. In the meantime, and for the next week, the Clear Spring workshop has all the festive atmosphere of Santa's workshop. The kids without exception are enthusiastic makers and designers. The photos above and below are of students in action. Next week you will see the collection of finished work.

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