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Amanda's Gift

07-01-2017 08:01 PM by Jack McKee | 1 comment »

Amanda’s Gift I was teaching “shop” to kindergardeners and as new teacher I found children loved activities I was able to create from the world of tools, building and fixing. We took apart VCR’s, patched bike tires, put faucets, flashlights and locks together, used the hot glue gun, and, best of all, did woodworking. One day five year old Amanda made the car pictured below: I try not to compliment projects much because I believe the reward to come from the work of building not from ...

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The Mirror Steerer

02-23-2017 04:06 AM by Jack McKee | 1 comment »

The Mirror Steeror Years ago a friend offered me a large pile of plexiglas mirror rejects. At the time I was teaching a science and carpentry class for kids, so I was always looking for interesting materials. While turning possibilities over in my mind, I took two pieces (8″ X 24″) and fastened them, side by side, to a board so that one curved in, the other out. The kids got a kick out of this. They could see their faces in weird shapes, which was good for a laugh, but left me wonderin...

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