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Old 01-18-2010, 08:01 AM
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This past weekend, I was involved through my local club, at an Ice Daze for Kid's at a local Metro-Park. The tool kits I made from craft sticks and some basswood scraps. They consisted of a wooden knife, flat skew,a gouge and a scribe (skewer)and plastic knives from Wendy's (best, they won't break). A bar of Ivory soap and a pattern, offering 4 choices. Because of the volume of Kids' expected I roughed out their choice to speed up the process. Classes lasted 20 minutes. I had 8 kits available w/ lunchroom trays to contain the shavings. Needless to say I was swamped with eager Kids ranging from 4 to 15 years of age. The event was for two days and I gave instruction to 60 children total. It was great fun to do.

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Default Re: Kid's karvin experience . . .

I see some future carvers there.Congrats to you for successful classes.Tony
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Looks like fun !
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Default Re: Kid's karvin experience . . .

I've done that with my grandchildren and the kids love it. I've also used potatoes and after they finished we baked them and they had them with dinner.
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All of the smiles tell us the carvings were a success.
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Hi Dennis, That's what kids need today, is someone to give them time and patience and they like to learn to do something. I'm sure your efforts were appreciated. Congratulations to you Dennis for taking the time. Merle
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Dennis,

Great job! Looks like a fun time, and I'll bet you just started a new carver or two down the path.
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Default Re: Kid's karvin experience . . .

hey i guess we'll have a flood of new members pretty soon there Dennis. Great job mate
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Great idea. what a wonderful way to introduce young ones to carving.

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Looks like all had fun, & got interested in carving, great smiles! I'm sure they tuckered you out! Good work! Thanks for posting. Brian D
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