Today we started to make our fire engines. First we turned our boxes inside out because some of them were too shiny to paint on. Next we used rulers and our boxes to measure how long the axle needed to be. After that we painted our boxes in red. We then cut the axles with a saw. We had to hold the wood one side away from the saw. We then held the saw with our thumb on top. This helped us to cut safely without our fingers in the way. We pulled and pushed gently until it cut all the way through.