Worried that his four daughters - son John hadn't been born yet - would cut their fingers along with pumpkin flesh when creating a jack-o'-lantern, Bardeen fitted a coping saw
blade into a short length of dowel to create a safer saw, and gave his girls first a hatpin, and later a big nail, to use to punch-mark their designs.
You'll also need a saber or coping saw
, a drill with a 1-1/4-inch #8 screw pilot, wood glue, sandpaper, a rasp, and paint or stain for finishing.
You'll need a hammer, electric drill with 1/2-inch bit, and a saber, band, or coping saw
Razor knives were used to remove the box lids, and a coping saw
was set up on a piece of heavy cardboard in case someone wanted to alter a shape.
Materials: Green thermoplastic (1/8" x 3" x 5"), coping saw
, drill with 1/8" bit, sandpaper (medium and fine), clamps to hold work, two small blocks to hold plastic when drilling, graver or other sharp point and drawing paper.
The children master the chisel and gouge, rasp and file, plane, back saw, coping saw
and crosscut saw.