By Ron Liskey | August 22, 2017
Students study the grain of tree growth patterns and the nature of wood. Shave Horses and other practical tools are constructed out of green wood. Draw-knife, gouges and other tools are used to shape a spatula or a spoon. Gouges, rasps, knives, scrapers and sandpaper are used to finish the project. Discussions focus on learning to gage thickness, smoothness, shape, and texture, as well as the efficient and safe use of tools. Our boat building tradition continues as we create more advanced versions of last year’s Bodega Bay 15. Intrepid sixth graders (that means everyone) may choose to compete in the Bodega Bay Wooden Boat Challenge.