Adult education (carpentry classs) at local high school

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Blog entry by Julian posted 01-13-2016 04:14 PM 1725 reads 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I signed up to take a “carpentry” class at a local high school. This is an adult education class that is offered one day a week (3 hrs a night). I have been doing woodworking for over 20 years but I haven’t taken a woodworking class since high school (over 35 years ago). The wood shop has 2 rooms. One room has newer and more equipment but both are about the same size. For any woodworker this is like being a kid in a toy store.

It has been 2 weeks now and the instructor is still reviewing specific equipment so people know how to safely operate the machines. This is a slow and somewhat boring process but necessary because there a people in the class that have very little or no experience on some of these machines. Being a wood turner; I was grinning ear to ear when I saw the 7 Powermatic 3520B lathes. Here are a few photos of the shop.

-- Julian

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#1 posted 01-13-2016 05:26 PM

Holy cow! Droool…

Where is this shop? I want to sign up.

-- -Jim, "Nothing says poor craftsmanship more than wrinkles in your duck tape"

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#2 posted 01-13-2016 05:55 PM

The shop is at Chaffey high school in Ontario, CA. Cost is only $80 for the course. I would guess many colleges have adult education courses. I’m looking forward to using the big Altendorf sliding table saw.

-- Julian

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#3 posted 01-13-2016 05:55 PM

No wonder it’s that well stocked. You in SoCal. My high school shop looked nothing like that. But than I lived in a town of 1000 in ranch country. The shop teacher gave up trying to teach anything. The kids had been working around tools and equipment since they got out of diapers. Some of them knew more about working with tools than he did.

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#4 posted 01-13-2016 06:27 PM

If that’s what it takes to lure kids away from writing apps, more power to them.

-- John - Central Ohio - "too much is never enough"

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#5 posted 01-14-2016 08:47 PM

Now that’s one mega $$$$ shop.
Nice really nice.

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