This Week In the Shop #5: End of Summer Program

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Blog entry by WhiskeyWaters posted 07-16-2011 08:51 AM 1405 reads 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch
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The summer program wraps up today. This summer saw the return of the butterfly bench. Students took all four group projects home to their families. Notice the recurring butterfly motif from last go-round. I think I’ll be making some linoleum stamps with this design on them at some point soon.

The drums have been finished – lovely group of students to work with. I used a circ saw & guide to cut the 1/2″ drum cases (4 sides). We also discovered a neat way to spray paint our smaller objects. I’ve been meaning to hang the smaller objects in the air to promote better spray technique. I’m mixed on the results, but I’m willing to keep tweaking the set up.

If anyone has any advice on building spray-booths/finishing rooms, I’d love to hear.

My students completed two chairs – one an original composition and another a refurbishment. The maker chair came out something exactly like this:

The “Mend” project came out as a stool. Another experiment in repetitive decoration – an autistic student drew the heart designs, then dotted the shapes with paint. I really enjoy this student’s artistic work. I think he may become my go-to finish man for a painted pieces..

Until next time, make it safe & keep the rubber side down.

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

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#1 posted 07-16-2011 02:32 PM

I wish there were more programs like yours in schools across the country. Good work!

-- Terry Roswell, L.A. (Lower Alabama) "Life is what happens to you when you are making other plans."

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