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|08-05-2009, 03:45 AM||#1|
4H Kids work
Ok, well, I dont seem to be able to find all of my 4h kids wood projects for 2009 But this is a sampling. In fact I dont even know if the attachments will attach, I think they are to big.Anyways. The Case logo was drawn up from a hood ornament from a lawn tractor the kid is restoring. I made him the pattern, and he did the rest.Red oak on walnut.Result, a blue ribbon!
The second photo, sorry about the glare, it was thru glass. That is maple and walnut, and extremely fragile! It deserved its blue ribbon and spotlight award. The next photo is a grim reaper (pattern is in the vault on sswc, I believe by ncscroller perhaps?The words "death to all who oppose" was the cutters idea, and his own hand drawn letters.Its mounted on a stained plywood backer.The judge was tough on this piece, as he got a 3rd place. The same boy also did two turned pens and got a 1st on one, and a 2nd on the other. Next, Joels turkey.I apologize, I am not sure if the pattern was from on here, or in one of my books. a nice walnut piece deserving of his 2nd place ribbon.Next, we have Dannys desk caddy.I helped him draw up the plans for it from a photo of one he printed online.He learned a lot with fitting those little drawers. Its constructed of red oak, with the drawers being bb plywood. It turned out beautiful, and in my opinion, deserved more than just the blue ribbon it recieved!The next, is a box made for holding doggie treats or toys. Its a one of a kind, design as ya go project.This first year woodworker learned a lot about getting angles to fit right, getting a nice tight dado to fit in a plywood bottom, as well as scrolling out a hand drawn dog bone of red oak. The box is walnut .You guessed it, another blue ribbon! The same boy also did the next project.Hes a little avid fisherman, so he was crazy for the northern pike piece! Design by Shelia Landry. Its cut of 1/2 inch red oak, and backed with a quite pretty piece of curly bb ply, stained with just a hint of blue stain. Pictures do not do it justice, it is beautiful! It deserved more than the 2nd place ribbon.
This leads me to the cute little kitty! Isnt it just darling! That girl that cut that also did a napkin holder that got a blue ribbon as did this kitten, but this piece was so much nicer I didnt bother getting a pic of the other.Again, i apologize on the patterns origin, possibly Shelia Landry? The cutter was so scared to try cutting this because she feared it was to hard. After cutting about a half hour, the toughest thing was getting her to back away from the saw. She is hooked! Her dad plans on getting her a saw in the near future!
Ok, the stack of shelves. In my group, I encourage them to build one of these. Each one designs their own supports. They use a tablesaw, scrollsaw or bandsaw, spindle sander,miter saw, and drill press for them.This is just a sampling of about 10 of these done by my 4H group. Ribbond range from a 3rd place, to many blues, and one that recieved a Spotlight award. The girl who did that cherry shelf with the shaker pegs put one of the nicest finishes on a project that I have ever seen from wipe-on poly. It was as smooth as glass! Well deserving of its awards! She then headed for the scrollsaw and cut out that snowman desk clock, using red oak. A bit of green dye was used on it as well.Sadly, it only got a 2nd place ribbon. She was a riot to work with,and talented!The next project,appears to be a simple box. Well, looks are decieving. That 1/2 inch bb ply box is totally constructed of nice tight fitting rabbets. The complete box was glued up, then sliced to make the top and bottom halves. If anyone thinks its easy, try it sometime!Once it was dry fitted, everything fit so perfectly you could carry the box around and it held together. Once glued, it is super strong!It will be used to carry the 4H clubs small PA system to and from meetings, and its built to withstand the abuse.He and I came up with the dimensions needed. It netted Kyle a blue ribbon, along with a spotlight award. well deserved! The same boy also took a pen which got a 2nd place, and a real unique piece, using an old twisted up pine contraption, we built a nice cherry thing. I cant find a picture of it, but it is a dulcimer stand. If your saying "what is a dulcimer?" your not aone, I asked the same thing! Anyways the dulcimer stand is built to last for generations.I hope pictures of it are on our other camera.That got a blue ribbon as well.
The next piece is a chicken carrying box! The girl that made it had a boughten chicken box we used as a prototype, and she built a much stronger, very beautiful show box for her arthrolorps (a certain breed of chicken). This girl is amazing! She has talents in many things, and tons of patience for woodworking . Also, I never seen someone hit their thumb so hard with a hammer in all of my life.It hurt me just seeing her thumb turn purple! It didnt phase her at all, shes a trooper! She took the box home to apply finish, and look how nice it is! It got a blue ribbon and also an Outstanding ribbon!
The final photo in this long thread is a gary browning pattern from one of his books available from Fox Chapel. The girl that cut it spent countless hours cutting it. She stack cut a bb ply one, and this red oak one, and it was up to her which to take to the fair.Isnt it a beautiful piece of art? She too got a blue and Outstanding exhibit award!
I apologize for the long post, and thank you all for reading it. And, I encourage all of you to get involved with the youth around you. There is a lot of talent in them just waiting to be put to use! Sure, it consumes a lot of time, but it reaps huge rewards seeing them excel at something like this! Sorry I cant find photos of more yet from them, but this just shows where a lot of my time is spent, helping tomorrows woodworkers today!
Dale w/ yella saws
|08-05-2009, 04:23 AM||#2|
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Wow. Thanks for sharing, Dale.
Kudos to the kids for their fine work in building great projects, and kudos to you for your fine work in building great kids.
|08-05-2009, 07:27 AM||#3|
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Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Hot Springs,Arkansas
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BIG pat on the back to ya Dale and the kids! You ought to try to get the local paper to do a photo and write up on how well they did!Looks like I could learn a thing or two from them.
And tell the one with the Grim Reaper, Casey took a third place on his (the other one in the vault) at the Dallas picnic.I think it is one of the hardest cuts he has done, and turned out great.Judges must have a stigma about death or something...
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|08-05-2009, 09:17 AM||#4|
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Kalgoorlie, Western Australia
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Please give all you kids a big Aussie "WELL DONE" from me.
They are certainly a talented little mob you have.
Congratulations to you to for nurturing their abilities.
yadungood all of ya.
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|08-05-2009, 09:48 AM||#5|
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Those are some fine projects Dale. Many of the items look like an adult cut or built them. Very nice work indeed! You can be proud of your group of kids.
-- Rick --
|08-05-2009, 12:43 PM||#6|
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: MA USA
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Super job on those projects.......Dale those 4H ers sure have a wonderful mentor. Thanks for posting and taking time to explaine the projects.
My hats off to you, and now we can all rest, because there will be many talented young scrollers ready to take over when we scroll away.
WD aka: Gloria
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|08-05-2009, 01:34 PM||#8|
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Great job done Dale, the Kids did a fantasic job, and all your hard work deserves credit also. thanks for sharing. Edward
|08-05-2009, 01:44 PM||#9|
Join Date: Sep 2008
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Your work with the 4Hers is amazing. I know you enjoy it, but you really brought out the talent. The work those kids do is amazing. Congrats to everyone.
Denny in TN
|08-05-2009, 05:31 PM||#10|
Join Date: Jan 2009
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A great bunch of talented kids you encouraged there. Congrats to you all!
Dragyn (Oh my! Another Mike! )
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