Tool Chest

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Project by MrWhit posted 03-16-2018 01:51 AM 1189 views 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A little restorative justice. One of the students in my project block class used the cardboard box we stored our tools in for materials. When he couldn’t locate a suitable replacement I figured I would make him build us a new one. I found the gnarliest boards I could find, brought in some winding sticks and a jack plane, and set him to work. He lasted about 2 days. However, one of the young ladies in the class asked if she could give it a try. I showed her how to use the planes, we cut some dovetails and miters and now a few short months later we have a permanent home for our classroom tools. Not bad for 7th grade.

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#1 posted 03-16-2018 01:55 AM

Very nice work. Inspiring the next generation of woodworkers is an extra special thing as well

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#2 posted 03-16-2018 04:05 AM

God bless those who help young people start in our craft!

-- DJ Peck, Lincoln Nebraska. Lord, keep your arm around my shoulder and your hand over my mouth.

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#4 posted 03-16-2018 12:00 PM

I am pleased that your showing kids how to use hand tools and producing usable results. Tell the young lady to post some other projects as she finishes them, she did a great job on that chest.

-- "With every tool obtained, there is another that is needed" DonW ( Kevin )

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#5 posted 03-16-2018 01:56 PM

Terrific, kids learn by doing, its always been that way. As a teacher you are our most valued asset because you and parent’s shape America’s future. Thank You

-- CurleyJoe, "You only learn from your mistakes"

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#6 posted 03-16-2018 05:39 PM

When I took my first woodworking class in 9th grade I was tickled pink to be able to use all the wonderful tools that were available to me but the best part was the fact that I had a wonderful instructor who knew how to instill the beauty of the wood.
I believe that reaching kids the wonder of wood and then learn how to make something is worth every minute!

-- "It's fine in practise but it will never work in theory"

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#7 posted 03-17-2018 11:42 AM

That’s outstanding!

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. - OldTools Archive -

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#8 posted 03-18-2018 03:01 AM

Very nicely made by them.

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