For the second meeting we identified what an object was by looking at a set of plans. We then worked together to come up with a material list to build this object. The item was a toolbox, and will be the useful project that we will build at the next meeting.
That weekend our den gathered at Home Depot for the Valentine's Day craft. All of the boys who came built a bean bag toss as the fun project for this adventure. They painted them as well.
Finally the day has arrived to build the toolboxes, and each one has a special surprise that the boys didn't know about. Their name had been routed into their kit. With a little help from their parents to hold everything in place, they used glue, a brush, a hammer, some nails, and a square to assemble all of the pieces. They'll be bringing them back next week to apply a finish to the project.
The last step in this adventure was to apply a finish to one of the projects, so the boys chose between natural or medium walnut Danish Oil and applied it with a rag to their entire project. Aside from a little mess they all came out great, and luckily we had covered the tables and their hands with a drop cloth and nitrile gloves.
Pictures, plans, and step by step instructions coming soon.
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