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A New Generation of Woodworker’s

January 14, 2011 2 comments

Mike, one of Eagle America’s woodworkers writes:

For the last several years my grandson, who is now 10 years old, comes to spend the week with my wife and I during his Christmas break. Every year, I try to find some kind of woodworking project for him to work on. One year we worked with the scroll saw and he was able to go home with a cut out of his name that he created by himself.

This year Eagle America added “ Woodman Craft Concepts” craft kits. These are wood projects that allow children to experience the art of woodworking from start to finish, including painting and assembly.

I took my grandson to Eagle America’s Woodworker’s Outlet store and he picked out the project he wanted. Of course, being a 10 year old male, he picked the Jet Fighter Plane.

When we got home, I set him up at the dining room table and told him I would be up to help him after I finished a project I had going in my workshop. A little while later, he came down to the shop and wanted to know if I had some stronger glue. I gave him some Titebond III glue and he ran back up the stairs.

 

When I went upstairs to see if he needed any help, there sat the finished Jet Fighter Plane completely painted and assembled. It took him all of about an hour and a half with no help from me at all.

These kits consist of pre-cut beech wood pieces (which requires a little sanding), sandpaper, glue, paint brushes and paint.  With just a little sanding and imagination, these great woodworking kits are sure to spark an interest in woodworking for the kids in your family just like this one did with my grandson!

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