Woodworking at Veteran’s Hospital
Our woodworking group is working with the local Veteran’s Hospital to develop craft and SketchUp activities that may be helpful to veteran’s at the hospital. The hospital staff are encouraging us to provide wood projects in kit forms that can be assembled and finished by the vets. However, there are no workbenches and some sharp tools would not be appropriate.
We’ve developed an idea (in SketchUp) that includes the supply of a temporary workspace and pre-cut components for a Shaker Chip Box. The original box included dovetail joints. We are proposing simple rabbet joints that can be nailed and glued by the vets.
If you have experience with veterans in these types of activities, I would very much appreciate your input and comments.
Here is the 9-page “instruction” developed in SketchUp, then finished-off in Layout:
In addition to kit-type projects, we are looking at training programs in SketchUp. There is a small computer room that can be used.
Again, if you have experience working with veterans, I would appreciate your feedback, suggestions, and comments.