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Forum topic by bwad40 posted 11-16-2018 03:52 PM 375 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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11-16-2018 03:52 PM

Hello All,

I am a high school woodworking and cabinet making teacher and I am looking for worldly woodworking ideas. Our foreign language department has a World Language and Culture Night every March and I have been asked if I would like to participate this year. I was wondering if anyone had any ideas of how to incorporate woodworking from different cultures into this event? I am hoping to keep it fairly simple but something that would show off students skills and a project that could relate to the subject.

What we have to working with in the shop is the following:
-24×12 inch laser engraver
-36×18 inch CNC
-3 small Lathe
-2 band saws and most other equipment you’d find in a cabinet shop

We also have a SkillsUSA group that I had thought about using to try to sell cultural items as a fundraiser. Something that students might be able to make in the background so the community can watch the process (from a safe distance) and other students could sell. As you can see, I am a little all over the place and could use some guidance and direction. Please let me know if you have any ideas from me!


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#1 posted 11-19-2018 05:45 PM

After reading this thread, the first thing that came to mind was Japanese and Chinese woodworking, neither of which would be appropriate other than as an interesting discussion. It is a unique form of woodworking not followed in other cultures. If you are talking about, say a Mexican bowl, it would be the same the world over, other than for the decoration.

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