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CaptainKlutz

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01-12-2020 11:39 AM

Topic tags/keywords: finishing joining sanding rustic fun happy cedar

Did anyone else notice the massive number of step stool projects posted recently?

Seems we have a class full of new students from Wahoo High School woods class that posted their first wood working project! I count 17 posts, hope I didn’t miss anyone. :-)

I have no affiliation to any of these folks.
Just a casual LJ user hoping everyone welcomes our new saw dust makers.

CONGRATULATIONS to ALL!

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Hopefully the teacher of these fine children will see this post and let us know more?

Cheers!

-- If it wasn't for bad luck, I wouldn't have no luck at all, - Albert King - Born Under a Bad Sign released 1967


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Redoak49

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#1 posted 01-12-2020 11:54 AM

Captain you are exactly right. It is great to see woodworking being taught. It is a small town in eastern Nebraska and sometime ago I wrote the school telling them I appreciated what they are doing.

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#2 posted 01-12-2020 12:20 PM

oh yes !! I was wondering why all those stools showed up as “1 post in 148 days”.
then the more I looked, I thought they were a cumulative effort such as class project.
all the students should be complimented on their craftsmanship !!
each one is very nicely done !! (reminds me of the one I made in High School).
wouldn’t it be a hoot if we could get each and every one a “Top Daily Three” !!!

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-- there is no educational alternative to having a front row seat in the School of Hard Knocks. --

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CaptainKlutz

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#3 posted 01-12-2020 08:43 PM


wouldn t it be a hoot if we could get each and every one a “Top Daily Three” !!!
- John Smith

Many projects where posted several days ago on the 9th, and we had some spectacular projects that day. The nice stop stool projects didn’t get much attention, I am afraid.
That is one reason I posted this summary!
:-)

-- If it wasn't for bad luck, I wouldn't have no luck at all, - Albert King - Born Under a Bad Sign released 1967

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#4 posted 01-12-2020 09:31 PM

Thanks for posting the summary. I went thru a handful of them and then got sucked in by other projects posted that day.

Congrats and welcome to the wonderful world of wood working. I still remember my first piece from freshman wood shop. My parents still have it actually. That 4/4 oak looks the same today as it did then. Probably the one piece of furniture my folks have managed to keep nice for 25 yrs.

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#5 posted 01-12-2020 11:27 PM

Seeing those posts every year gives me a little happiness to know there are young folks still being introduced to mechanical skills. I only wish more of them participated here beyond posting for a grade but it will plant a seed.

-- Rick M, http://thewoodknack.blogspot.com/

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#6 posted 01-13-2020 02:09 AM

Great selection of stools. I really like the difference in woods and colors, etc. Each one has an individual theme to them. Excellent job everyone. Mel

-- MEL, Kansas

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#7 posted 01-13-2020 07:56 AM

Always makes me smile to see shop woodworking in an age where those who know all about education have flushed this valuable portion of what I remember down the drain at most school systems.

I agree in a lot of top 3’s for these kids. Learning valuable life lessons while they make memories that will be their fondest from High School.

-- Think safe, be safe

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#8 posted 01-13-2020 12:36 PM

I’ve noticed a couple of different “group” projects that have been posted like that. Always good to see shop teachers encouraging their students to put their work on here. As others said, maybe it will plant a seed that will flourish one day. I certainly wasn’t at all interested in woodworking when I was younger. I didn’t catch the bug until I was in my 30’s. Now, almost 25 years later, it is one of my favorite hobbies.

-- Earl "I'm a pessamist - generally that increases the chance that things will turn out better than expected"

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#9 posted 01-13-2020 10:01 PM

I was on vacation a few years ago and made a special deter to visit Wahoo. I even drove by the high school. It’s a really nice little town they have there.

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#10 posted 01-15-2020 08:39 AM

And we have another step stool project from Wahoo to add to master list!
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-- If it wasn't for bad luck, I wouldn't have no luck at all, - Albert King - Born Under a Bad Sign released 1967

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#11 posted 01-15-2020 10:43 AM

Stool samples?

-- Illigitimii non carburundum sum

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#12 posted 01-15-2020 04:57 PM

:D Here’s one!

-- Steven.......Random Orbital Nailer

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#13 posted 12-21-2020 12:05 AM

I look forward to seeing next years projects. I was fortunate to have 3 years of Wood Shop in HS in 1979. Missed the final class because it conflicted with my Electronics Vocational Classes. Good Luck to Wahoo High School woods class. :) RDan

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#14 posted 12-21-2020 12:28 AM

Fatal flaw on many of them is the top plank edges extending further than the spread of the legs. If you’re careful, then no problem. If you’re not, then down you go hard. Still pretty cool and encouraging.

-- Darrel

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#15 posted 12-21-2020 12:32 AM

I taught woodworking 40 yrs. before I retired and the students loved it. My school never cut it from the curriculum but drastically reduced it until 4 years ago. Now they have a robust program that the start in the fifth grade students using the cnc router to make chairs. The program hopes to place seniors in internships. The building trades program started their own housing addition on land donated. Thanks to harbor freight they got a 50,000grant this year.

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