Hands On Woodworking

Lessons from a Cabinetmaker

December, 2014

One of the nice aspects of Ovando Elementary School is we try to involve the kids in things going on in their community. We are fortunate to have a number of talented woodworkers in our community, and shortly before the holidays the kids and teachers all went up to Tim Swanberg Woodworking to learn some woodworking skills and make some holiday gifts at the same time.

For this event, the kids were making toast tongs — those things you use to get the toast out when it’s stuck down in the guts of the toaster where it’s hot.


Tim helping a student Learning to use a Plane


Using a Japanese Saw (Nokogiri) Teachers helping Kids