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My Kid's Projects

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My Kid's ProjectsRecently, my boys have been using their shop time to work on wooden swords to play with. This has been their biggest and most time consuming project so far. To start, Dad cut two strips of 3/4 plywood I had left over from my sawhorse build. Then we cut printer paper to the same width as the swords, folded it in half vertically and designed one side our handle shape, and the shapes at the base of the blades. We cut out our designs and unfolded the paper, giving us a symmetrical stencil to trace onto the wood. I helped out by using the jig saw to cut the handles then the boys sanded down their swords and created the edges of the “blade” before using the wood burner to make the lines and shapes down the center of each side. They picked out some more scrap to smooth out and make finger guards from, sho shugi'ed them and stained them with the colors of their choosing. My youngest also used green to color wash the wood burned portion because “c'mon mom, if it isn't a full blown poison sword then what good is it, anyway?”. I second that notion, young sir. So now we're closing in on the end of this project, we threw on some stain, glued the guards to the hilts and coated the each sword in polyurethane. For the final step, I wrapped the handles with 550 so there was no chance of splinters. They're pretty proud!
Now if anyone has any tips to spruce up my tired, 100 year old wood floor then let me know in the comments, please! I know you lumber jocks noticed it in the pictures! :)Sorry for the sideways picture, the uploader kept doing it for whatever reason.



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3-Legged Box

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3-Legged Box3-legged box, inspired by the work of Cindy Pei-si Young.This box is a little over 6” tall, and 2-1/4” in diameter. The body is Maple, the lid and bottom are Cherry, the legs & splines are Walnut, and the finial is Ebony. Finish is Danish oil.



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Hand-cranked Whitworth Mechanism Wood Model

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Hand-cranked Whitworth Mechanism Wood ModelI saw a simulation of the Whitworth mechanism on Youtube, and decided I could convert it to a hand-cranked wood model for the kids.The colored parts are all hard maple, the rest is white oak.I scroll sawed the 3 gears. I generated the gear design using free program GearDXF.Exe, print it on paper, then white Elmer's glue paper pattern to gear blank, drill the axle hole, scroll saw cut the gear, then wash off excess paper with wet rag.Grandkids should have fun with this one…........and no batteries are ever required !!You can see a Youtube video of the model in action using this link.For details on how I designed and build this model, see my woodworking web site using this link.Thanks



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