Boy Scout Does His Eagle Project the Harbor Freight Way

Boy Scout Jack Rickelmann of Westlake Village, CA needed to perform a community service project to qualify for his Eagle Scout Award, so when an opportunity came to restore three benches and build planters for St. Maximilian Kolbe Catholic Church’s preschool, Koble’s Korner, he jumped on it.

As required of the Eagle process, Jack managed the entire project. The first thing he did was employ the help of some fellow scouts and adults, after which he approached Harbor Freight Tools, asking if they would contribute products and supplies for the venture.

The benches were sorely weather-beaten…

 

…so Jack had his crew disassemble, sand and stain them. The metal parts were prepared using wire brushes (#40401) and spray painted black using precision can guns (#94815).

 

The finished benches looked like new!

 

The planters were to be used by the preschool students to plant flowers and vegetables for educational purposes.

The wood planters were stained with paint rollers (#90182) and brushes (#4183) provided by HFT, which gave them a smooth finish.

The assembly was coordinated by Jack as the units were screwed together with guidance from the adults using power drills.

Jack presents a finished planter

One requirement the school principal had was mobility to move the planters so all children could have access.  Jack used two 3″ Cast Iron/Molded Rubber Swivel Casters and two 3″ Cast Iron/Molded Rubber Stationary Casters on each planter.   The sturdy construction of the casters provided by Harbor Freight allowed a fully-loaded planter to move around easily.

Other Harbor Freight Tools items used for Jack’s project included: 100-pack 5 Mil Powder-Free Nitrile Gloves, 50-pack Dust And Particle Masks, and 3-pack 9″ Paint Roller Covers.

Thanks to the enthusiastic help and quality tools and supplies, Jack was able to complete his project ahead of schedule!

The principal was extremely jazzed about the planters and benches. Classes had just started and she couldn’t wait to put them to use. Jack’s remaining project funds were given to the school to purchase flower and vegetable seeds for the planters. All in all, the activity was a resounding success!

If there’s a project you need to do, be it for the Scouts, your church, school, community, or for a particular fundraiser, remember Harbor Freight Tools for your tools and supplies– HFT will keep you on track and under budget!

 

 

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palm sanderThis week we’re highlighting the 5″ Random Orbital Palm Sander from Chicago Electric Power Tools  (SKU 93431), which is now only $21.99 until October 3. The orbital action on this palm sander gives swirl-free finishes for a truly professional appearance. Here are some key features:

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