Hands on Booksby 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.
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.
Eventually, someone suggested a shaper and that worked best of all.
After making the world's largest set of Builder Boards from recycled and left over plywood, I took them to the park for a few hours. Ages 1 to adult played. Lots of dads and some teenagers. A good time was had by all. Here are some pictures: ...
For years I used hook and loop faster to hold the roof boards on………here are two more choices.