Monday, April 05, 2010

civil war game, fox and geese

My 4th, 5th and 6th grade students are preparing for their trip to the diamond mines in Murpheesboro, and to Old Washington State Park where they will take part in Civil War reenactment. They have been making things in the wood shop to prepare for their trip. We finished their travel journals and now, the students just finished making fox and geese games, a game that many soldiers on both sides played as they waited for battle. This idea came from A.J. Hamler's new book Civil War Woodworking: 17 Authentic Projects for Woodworkers and ReenactorsThe image below shows the technique for cutting all the pegs to the same length. Put the pegs through holes in the board, then hold the saw flat to the face of the board as you cut the pegs to length.

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