MAKE Wood Work

Eli Whitney Museum

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Vacation Program

  • Monday, October 3, 2016
  • 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
  • Designed for ages 9 to 12
  • By Andrew Sargent, Site Historian & Lead Educator

What inspires our our work? Some of the best education programs in the world. Finland, for example. Europe’s most highly regarded schools make time nor basic wood working. Not to produce cabinetmakers or carpenters. But to develop persistence, independence, character. The mastery of traditional tools teaches first the nature of learning.

In this workshop learn to whittle a small boat with the watchful guidance of an old school master of hand work. Carve one boat to set free on the Mill River, one to take home.

Construct a rustic stool for sitting or standing. Smooth and bore a seat from a flitch of wood that has been milled by H.W.ZuWalick in Connecticut. Cut tenons on poplar legs, plane their edges, secure them with walnut wedges. Sand, paint and oil for beauty.

With guest artist Harper Keenan

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