Aug. 4, 2012
Makita Woodcraft Club supports Aichi Prefecture's woodcraft workshop
On August 4, 2012, a woodcraft workshop for children titled "Come on, future inventors!" and organized by Aichi Prefecture was held in the Expo 2005 Aichi Commemorative Park. Members of Makita Woodcraft Club assisted the workshop as woodcraft instructors and advisors.
This event, held during summer vacation, was intended to encourage children to become interested in invention and creativity. Thirty elementary school children selected from a number of applicants participated in the workshop, each making a bird box using Slide Compound Saws and Cordless Driver Drills.
Makita staff members explained to the children and their parents how to use the electric tools and assisted them in each step from cutting materials to finishing.
Children were excited with the experience of using electric tools for the first time in their life and looked happy finishing their completed bird boxes with sandpaper. This event was a good opportunity to communicate to children the joy of making things.