We got an x carve and finally got it put together. The kids really liked the assembly. For me it was watch and let them mess up and then tell them to take it back apart and follow the directions. Not following directions must be an innate behavior for males. I have found that if I want something put together right the first time I need to get my girls to do it.
I ran by the school this weekend with Lucas and did a little adjusting and told Luke we needed to come up with something to carve for a test. Here's what he came up with and it's nearly finished. Just a little touch up and it's done. I think he's going to take it to school and give to his head football coach.