Deb Winsor, a renowned carpenter with a practicum in Brooklyn, led a team in the edifice of an 8-foot-wide replica of the White House, completed with north and south doorways and 2 dozen hand-painted windows. Soon after reviewing the plans with all workers, Ms. Winsor, monitored them as they laid out 2-by-4s for the front as well as back walls and hammered the studs and plates with 3-inch nails. Subsequently, she watched some of the workers raising the walls and covering them in plywood, while others made use of an electric jigsaw to incise the bases for the doorway columns. Well, teaching young kids to use power tools might seem like a no-brainer. However, it is one among few other programs across the country, which allows kids to hammer and drill to their hearts’ content. These days, many are encouraging their kids to discover the fun of working with their hands, by giving them the chance to become skilled at how to handle a hammer.
Source : NYTimes
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