Gustav has just started in the 5th grade. That means that they are having lessons in sloyd. This is luckily still mandatory.
I am away on my job now, but I try to call home every night to talk with the family.
yesterday Gustav told that they had had their first lessons in Sloyd.
He told me that they were going to make "kill and eat". Which is a Danish television program, where they take to the nature and kill something and eat it. It could be a fish or a deer or something along those lines. The idea in the sloyd lessons is that they will have to make a knife, a fork and a spoon, and then they will make a meal in the nature and use their own utensils for eating it.
As far as I remember from my daughters lessons they start out with the knife which they whittle. They then make the fork by use of a small electric coping saw. The spoon is made using a gouge and the outside is sawn with the coping saw.
Gustav said that he actually felt the first double lesson was quite boring since the teacher just explained the names of the different tools, and Gustav already knew those.
He then told me: Dad - do you know, we are not even allowed to use an electric jig saw or the lathe!
I tried to explain to him that most likely not all the other children had had the chance to use that kind of equipment, so it was probably a good idea that not everyone was just let loose in the shop.
He also told me that he had straight away suggested to the teacher that they could make a cutting block. but apparently the teacher had replied that such a thing could be difficult to make.
I just hope he doesn't get into trouble for wanting to move ahead too fast. But then I'll just have to make him use all his energy at home in the workshop together with me.
I'll post some pictures of the finished products once they are ready.