November 10, 2018 | A walkthrough of our escape room at the Phantom Theater. The 3D puzzle course consisted of 6 locked rooms filled with red herrings, props and puzzles that players had to solve. Each group was given a 45 minutes and 4 hints to try to escape.
October 25, 2018 | We unveiled our 10' connect four board, plywood air hockey table (powered by shop-vac), robot-themed plinko, DIY claw machine, and more at our second annual Game Carnival.
October 16, 2018 | The all-girls building class made bookshelves as their final project. They used every tool learned in the seven week course to complete their piece of furniture: jig saws, clamps, drills, orbital sander and miter saw.
October 15, 2018 | Kids made two-player wood labyrinths. They started by sketching on paper to visualize paths. Then added, removed and reoriented their maze walls until they were satisfied with their design. Some carefully planned each piece, while others improvised the locations of walls and holes.
October 10, 2018 | Sculpture Jr class made robots out of scrap wood and found objects. They used steel rods, pvc pipe off-cuts, wire, washers, framing ties and silver spray paint to invent functions and personalities for their sculptures.
September 26, 2018 | Guitars cut out of 1x10’s with fishing line strings.
September 24, 2018 | We made a three -player analog version of Tetris. The pieces are randomly picked and lowered from the top using magnets.
September 23, 2018 | Celebrated Kai’s 8th birthday by making a 72' bowling ball track that went through the shop.
September 19, 2018 | Making trick shots with our catapult made out of 2x4’s, latex tubing, and a dust pan.
September 17, 2018 | Swinging ship built out scrap 2x6’s and 2x10’s.
September 12, 2018 | Kids in Sculpture Jr class made a space shuttle out of scrap wood.
September 11, 2018 | Girls Design/Build class built a twin-sized bunk bed.
September 10, 2018 | Kids built 9 Adirondack chairs out of 1x4’s and 2x4’s. The making process was broken down into multiple steps starting with assembling the arm rest frames, and finishing by cutting the curved top of the chair.
September 5, 2018 | Homeschoolers learned about lifting heavy loads by rigging a block and tackle system in our first day of sculpture class.
September 4, 2018 | All-girls carpentry class made benches inspired by teacher & builder, Bill Coperthwaite
July 20, 2018 | For the grand finale of our plastic bottle boat project this summer we paddled out to the tiny islands on Blueberry Lake in Warren, VT.