Below is a shot of the finished Christmas trees and nearly finished cars and plaques.
If you'd like to see more of the process of the kids making these products, continue scrolling down.
|William Gomez (left) and Kevin Garcia sanding components for wooden cars|
|Sebastian Arce cutting out wheels for the cars|
|Kevin Garcia clamping the car body components together|
|Yordan Muñoz gluing up the car bodies|
|William Cruz (left) and Anderson Mora assembling car bodies|
|Anderson Mora sanding a hardwood wheel on the lathe|
|What a difference the finish makes!|
|We applied 3 coats of tung oil to bring out the natural beauty of the oak and sapan hardwoods used to make the cars|
|William Cruz applying the finish|
The plaques are cut out from a sheet of 3mm thick medium density fiberboard (MDF) using the scrolling saw. Then the exterior shape is sanded and the tile roof texture and window frames are added using a wood burning pen fitted with various tips. Somehow I managed not to capture these steps in the photos....
|Then Anderson Mora applied stain to the area of the simulated roof tile|
|Jerson Espinosa blowing off dust before we applied another coat of sanding sealer|
|House plaques after applying a coat of tinted lacquer|
|Sebastian Arce drilling pilot holes while Kevin Garcia (left) and Arley Rocha (right) install hooks for keys|
|Johan Fonseca cutting slots in the tree shapes using a dado stack on the table saw|
|Jerson Espinosa showing the tree shape now mounted on a round base|
|We then burned an emblem onto the tree shape which we colored before applying sanding sealer and clear lacquer|