Eagle scout project photos
For my Eagle Project, I built three bookshelves for the Book Shack. They are an organization that gives books and materials to teachers and homeschoolers. This is the initial plan. We added a back at the corners and supports at the intersecting points for stability as we were building them.
We set up for the project the night before. These are the boards that we got donated from Terrell Lumber. We also set up the saws.
Because it was raining pretty hard, we had to move everything into my Grandpa's shop (about 1/8 mile away) just before everyone arrived. We also had to re-organize stations for measuring, cutting, and drilling.
My dad brought home breakfast for everyone who was coming from the Masonic Lodge. My brother helped by stapling everyone's Woodworking badge papers together ahead of time. During breakfast, my Grandpa and I told everyone about woodworking safety, the basics of tools, and exactly what we would be doing.
This is my Grandpa explaining the safety of wood working. Then, he took a turn showing each person how to use the saws.
My dad showed everyone how to use the drill, and my Grandpa showed everyone how to use the saws.
Each boy had a chance to use the drill. They also all learned to use the saws.
Here I am checking to see if the boards are the same height, and here group two is trying to fix some boards that had warped in the rain.
In these pictures, group one is putting in screws and seeing if they are in all the way.
This is when group one found out one of the boards had been screwed together incorrectly, and we had to fix it. Then, they started adding the inside boards.
These are members of group one working together to screw in the shelves and the supports.
Here group two is almost done adding their inside shelves and checking to make sure that they didn't miss anything.
Group two members are screwing in the board supports in these pictures.
Group three is working to measure their boards for the supports, and finishing up their bookshelf.
This is group three connecting the two long ends of their bookshelf together.
The adults helped when there was a problem. They supervised the cutting process the rest of the time.
These shelves are almost completely finished.