Wisdom of the Hands

TaglineThis blog is dedicated to sharing the concept that our hands are essential to learning- that we engage the world and its wonders, sensing and creating primarily through the agency of our hands. We abandon our children to education in boredom and intellectual escapism by failing to engage their hands in learning and making.
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Today we may get to the point of adding seats to the Bevins Skiffs being made by students at the Clear Spring School. This time period had originally been on the schedule as a fine arts block, but wha

15 hours ago

scarf joints...

Yesterday I ripped catalpa wood for the balance of the parts for the Bevins Skiffs. I cut scarf joints on the table saw to extend sections of 8 foot stock to over 12 feet. I used epoxy glue thickened

1 day ago

making sense

Some days I have to sit back and attempt to make sense of things. Black Elk described the wholeness to be found in nature as follows: Everything the Power of the World does is done in a circle. The sk

2 days ago


Yesterday my upper elementary school students turned wood on the lathe, making small candle sticks as Christmas presents. My high school students began work on the insides of the Bevins Skiffs, formin

3 days ago

tool kit and bow

Grizzly has a child's tool kit on sale for Christmas, consisting of a wooden tool box like those made by students at the Clear Spring School and a variety of tools inside. For $16.95, today only, it m

4 days ago