Selecting Woodworking Tools For Kids Part 4: Clamps

Overview In part 4 of this series, we're digging in to clamps. (Check out previous posts on Safety Gear, Pounding Tools, and Measuring, Marking, And Leveling Tools.) Clamps are useful tools in woodworking projects and other playful learning activities. A clamp is a device used to hold something tightly. Think of clamps as extra hands. … Continue reading Selecting Woodworking Tools For Kids Part 4: Clamps

Selecting Woodworking Tools For Kids Part 3: Measuring, Marking, And Leveling Tools

Overview In this third installation of my Selecting Woodworking Tools For Kids series, we'll look at measuring, marking, and leveling tools. Previously in the series, we've looked at safety gear and pounding tools. Let's dive in... Measuring Tools You may want to rely on measuring tools you already have on hand, like rulers and yardsticks. … Continue reading Selecting Woodworking Tools For Kids Part 3: Measuring, Marking, And Leveling Tools

Selecting Woodworking Tools For Kids Part 2: Pounding Tools

Overview Using a hammer is a way for young children to feel powerful and make noise while refining large and small muscle strength and control, honing hand-eye coordination and visual tracking skills, learn about simple machines (a hammer is a lever), and more. Did I mention it's a chance to make noise--because hammers can make … Continue reading Selecting Woodworking Tools For Kids Part 2: Pounding Tools

Selecting Woodworking Tools For Kids Part 1: Safety Gear

Overview The idea was to put together a short post about selecting woodworking tools for children, but I soon realized a short post wouldn't do the job--so this is the first in a series that will include Twisting Tools (screwdrivers and wrenches), Cutting Tools (saws, knives, chisels, and hatchets), Pounding Tools (hammers), Holding Tools (Clamps … Continue reading Selecting Woodworking Tools For Kids Part 1: Safety Gear