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Teaching woodworking During COVID 19 - Part 3

07/02/2020 By Yoav Liberman

Teaching woodworking During COVID 19 - Part 3 1

Last time I showed how to make a small bear from two primary stacks of cardboard plies. One stack belonged to the right side of the bear and the other to the left. In order to animate the bear as if it is walking, the legs in each of these primary stacks were originated in the opposite directions to the legs in the other stack.
One of the easiest ways to add even more authenticity and realism to the animal is to make it out of three primary stacks, whereas the middle stack contains the torso and an earless head, and the right and left stacks show a complete contour of the animal including ears. I also recommend keeping a distinct leg configuration for each of the side stacks to enhance the realistic appeal of the animal.

I made the bigger cardboard bear from three stacks of cardboard whereas the middle stack is torso + earless head. Notice how the legs on each of the side stacks are pointing to the opposite direction.
I made the bigger cardboard bear from three stacks of cardboard whereas the middle stack is torso + earless head. Notice how the legs on each of the side stacks are pointing to the opposite direction.


We can make the side stacks even more realistic if we progressively reduce the length of the animal snout.
We can make the side stacks even more realistic if we progressively reduce the length of the animal snout.


Teaching woodworking During COVID 19 - Part 3 4
Teaching woodworking During COVID 19 - Part 3 5

My 5th-grade student Saumaya, designed and build this horse from corrugated cardboard. She implemented the design principals that I laid out here and was able with the help of just a few tools such as scissors and a craft knife, to make a wonderful project.
My 5th-grade student Saumaya, designed and build this horse from corrugated cardboard. She implemented the design principals that I laid out here and was able with the help of just a few tools such as scissors and a craft knife, to make a wonderful project.

Teaching woodworking During COVID 19 - Part 3 7

In my next blog entry, I will show how I made a whale and reveal some of the best projects made in my Zoom class this spring.
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