This Week In the Shop #1: One Project & Class Descriptions

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Blog entry by WhiskeyWaters posted 01-23-2011 12:18 AM 1182 reads 0 times favorited 0 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Good week for struggles and not-quite-there-yets in the woodshop this week. Three projects left the floor complete. The first, chalkboard that has been wind-blown, vandalized and otherwise destroyed three times. We’ll see if it sticks this time.

Here’s the link to the photo- for some reason the picture loader isn’t working….

The other two projects I failed to take a picture of. On Mon or Tues, I’ll put up a picture of those two projects.

spent a majority of my time this week networking with the community-at-large and negotiating class objectives with other teachers. I have a few interesting classes being put together:
Two Art Car themed classes.
One focuses on building a parade float, the other will design bicycle-based alternative transportation (think trikes, scooters and quad-cycles).

Working on the Homies. A home-improvement themed class for adults with neurological differences to gain skills and confidence in home-care. I hope film some work done by the students to use as a home-improvement show assignment.
Environmental Maintainability.
The academic objectives for this class is to learn about and how to maintain the man-sculpted environment of the school. We have thirty trees to plant over the next few weeks, and about twice that number to water. I won’t have enough time to do it all, but we’ll try.

A woodshop production class & a woodshop master class. The main difference between these two classes will be the driving force of the projects. Masterclass students choose their work within skill level, production students produce what the student business classes need them to.

part of a long(er) post at

-- make it safe & keep the rubber side down.

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