Hands on Books

by a hands on veteran

Books by Jack McKee

Woodshop for Kids has you everything you’ll need to know to get kids (ages 4-12) started using real tools to build real projects. Safety, tools, wood, measuring, hammering, nails and screws are discussed.

Builder Boards – How To Build The Take-Apart Playhouse describes how to construct a set of Builder Boards using either cedar fence boards or plywood.

About Jack

Jack McKee is a builder, designer, teacher and writer. He is semi retired now. He worked as a handyman, remodeled houses, built small boats, designed (and built) equipment used by children with special needs, schools, and children’s museums. Jack worked at a Montessori school teaching “shop” to preschoolers, taught woodworking and science for the local parks department, had a traveling science caravan which visited schools, taught “Woodworking for Kids,” a workshop for teachers. He helped kids build boats, log buildings and cardboard domes.

His articles have appeared in Home Education, Tech Directions, Early Childhood Today, Wooden Boat, and on various internet sites. He has written two books, Woodshop For Kids and Builder Boards.

Recent Posts

WOODSHOP FOR KIDS…is not just woodworking

…..kids in a hurry slow down, kids who think they can’t build anything learn they can, kids who think they know everything learn the don’t, and kids who need adult approval for everything learn to be a little more independent.