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Student projecta at a East Kentwood High School #1: Base ball bats made by students

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Blog entry by Jim Jakosh posted 11-12-2018 05:16 PM 1817 reads 0 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Today I remembered to bring my camera to school to show two of the students who made ash baseball bats in shop class. Hoosay made his as a third lathe project and Athena made hers as a first time turner. I would like to thank LJ Kposty ( Thanks Ken!!!!!!) for supplying the ash blanks from his sawmill.

Cheers, Jim

Joosay:

Athena:

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!



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doubleDD

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#1 posted 11-12-2018 05:30 PM

Quality looking bats Jim. You must be teaching them right. I have to give them a lot of credit for such a great job.
I hope you have them sign it.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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lew

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#2 posted 11-12-2018 05:36 PM

Nothing makes a kid prouder than to complete a project and get their picture taken by the teacher!

Nicely equipped shop, too!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#3 posted 11-12-2018 06:21 PM

Great job on the bat project! I’m sure this is a special moment for these youngsters. Memories like this will never be forgotten. Even at 72 I remember my high school shop days. Teachers are a special part of a child’s life.

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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#4 posted 11-12-2018 06:30 PM

Well done bats. I read where they cost more than $100 these days, so a great project to do.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#5 posted 11-12-2018 06:40 PM



Nothing makes a kid prouder than to complete a project and get their picture taken by the teacher!

Nicely equipped shop, too!

- lew


Yea to these comments! Great Projects!
I also see a scrollsaw; great small shop tool. If you are patient enough; you can do a lot more with the scrollsaw than many people think it will do!

-- Wood rescue is good for the environment and me! just rjR

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recycle1943

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#6 posted 11-12-2018 08:20 PM

my applause to both of them and especially to Athena for a first time turner – Please pass this on to them Jim

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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htl

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#7 posted 11-12-2018 10:08 PM

Nice work!!!
I’ve still got a stool I build with hand tools in around 1956, school shop.
Excelsior!!!

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#8 posted 11-12-2018 11:56 PM

Looks like they’re going to have a Ball!

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: https://www.ncwoodworker.net/forums/index.php

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#9 posted 11-13-2018 12:00 AM

Well done…..I love to see kids getting involved in woodworking.

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#10 posted 11-13-2018 12:10 AM

Jim, a great starting project for the young ones.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#11 posted 11-13-2018 01:36 AM

Thanks Jim for making a difference !

-- Ken Lowell Mi

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Jim Jakosh

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#12 posted 11-13-2018 06:29 PM

Thank you all for the nice comments. They enjoy turning once they get used to what the can do on the lathe. I tell them it is the most fun machine in the shop.

A special thanks to you, Ken. The wood they were making them out of was just for looks and not strong like these. One student has a 3rd started yesterday. I can’t be there any more this week so Athena will guide him!

Cheers, Jim

ps. I can’t be there because I have bowl order that I need to get roughed out. I just rough turned 19 bowls on the outside and have to turn the inside yet before burying them in chips for 4 months!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#13 posted 11-14-2018 02:59 AM

Awesome stuff Jim. They look really proud of their work, which makes it all worth while

-- "Well, the world needs ditch-diggers too..." - Judge Smails

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Jim Jakosh

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#14 posted 11-14-2018 03:46 AM

Thanks, Mike. I’m very proud of them, too!!

cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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