Since my grandfather moved in with us he brought a table saw, a drill press, and a sander with him, and we had some tools as well, so we had a good start.
I was elected to be her teacher because I'm good at reading and following directions (we get our plans online for free. Check out this site. It's really awesome) and I've taken woodworking classes before in 4-H.
Mostly I just stand back and direct. As seen here.
|Hair back, eye and ear protection on, and cutting|
|Our first project was two raised garden boxes for planting herbs|
|And yeah, we have to work on the floor of the garage. Better than nothing|
|Measuring and marking|
|Glue is drying. The clamps are from my grandfather, too|
|She was pretty proud of her first project|
|Which look remarkably|
|After they were built we commenced to paint them a light grey.|
We decided to paint them because we thought it would make them last long. We decided on grey because it was a suitable paint type on the Wal-mart 'Mistake' paint shelf. Paint that was mixed improperly (so it's the wrong color) and is on sale for 50% off. Sounds good to us. It's a nice grey anyway.
So two boxes for herbs. They are 6 feet long by 1ish foor wide (a little wider than a foot). We're making a bookshelf next and then another garden box that's going to be 12 feet long. For raspberries.
The classes are going well so far. :)