Kami Wilt, who runs Austin Tinkering School, came over to teach us how to lash together pieces of wood with a knot strong enough to build a play structure. The group spent all afternoon building, then the structure stayed in our yard and the neighbors spent 3 more months adding to it and changing it. All that was required was strong twine, strong 4 foot poles (ours were cleared cedar from the hill country that Dave cut and cleaned), and the lashing knot that Kami taught us, and the result was creative fun and engineering lessons for 3 months of unstructured play.

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