Boy Scout Woodworking Merit Badge

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Blog series by David updated 09-17-2007 09:23 PM 4 parts 32259 reads 74 comments total

Part 1: Intro to shop safety & first project

06-03-2007 02:19 AM by David | 30 comments »

Boy Scouts from Troop 728 (my son’s Troop) met in the shop today to start working on thier Woodworking Merit Badge. We started off reviewing the requirements and going over shop safety. We then started a sharpening session with chisels, a plane iron and a cabinet scraper. We will continue sharpening on our next session – to bad we didn’t have Wayne & Tom on hand to help with sharpening! The boys learned some basics on using the table saw, miter saw and air stapler. The b...

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Part 2: Archery Stands & Festool Domino

08-05-2007 06:54 AM by David | 16 comments »

What a pleasure to have these Troop 728 Scouts in the shop working on their Woodworking Merit Badge. The boys are getting very close to completing the requirements. Having just returned from summer camp at Camp Pioneer in the Cascades, we identified a large service project to improve the archery range. We constructed 8 archery stands from cedar and plastic drainpipe. The boys used a combination of pocket screws and floating tenons to construct the stands. They each got some great hands on exp...

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Part 3: Wood Burning & Finish

08-05-2007 11:26 PM by David | 15 comments »

Our Woodworking Merit Badge class met a couple of days ago to complete the archery stands for Camp Pioneer. The boys decided to wood burn Troop 728 and Camp Pioneer – Jewel of the Cascades on two of the stands to commemorate their hard work. After wood burning the boys applied a clear wood preservative. The stands were delivered a few days ago and the camp staff was very appreciative. Our working drawing Kory wood burning Troop 728 on an archery stand Jay supervising! ...

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Part 4: Last Episode - Rockler Store Visit

09-17-2007 09:23 PM by David | 13 comments »

I just posted this on my experimantal podcast and thought it would be a great way to complete my Boy Scout Woodworking Merit Badge series. How cool is this? As the counselor for the woodworking merit badge, I got to accompany our boys on their visit to the local Rockler Store – a woodworker’s dream come true! I did capture a short video clip – sorry it isn’t longer – I was distracted by all the tools! The Troop 728 Woodworking Merit Badge culminated with a vi...

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