Mr. Tim Zavacki

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Location: Washington, NJ

High School Woodworking Technology Instructor from Northwest New Jersey. My plan is to post photos of student projects without names but provide initials to differentiate the students. I am proud of what my students manufacture and build. We take pride, craftsmanship and tradition in what we create in the wood technology lab. I am hoping to make this a really nice showcase and gallery of student work, jigs, fixtures and projects.

I have been teaching high school since 2002. I graduated from The College of NJ with a State of NJ Industrial Arts Teaching Certification. I taught computers, graphic arts, web page design, small engines, desktop publishing, energy/power technology, introduction to technology, automobile service, wood working and mechanical drawing for 12 years in Central NJ. This is my first (strictly) woodworking assignment with high school students in a rural community. I am full time woodshop teacher and proud of my students work. The hardest part of my position is finding ways to integrate solutions for fixing mistakes. I have come up with some pretty unique ones without ruining the students work. That is what makes my job interesting.

My favorite machine is the lathe. I enjoy the capabilities of the table saw and the versatility of the drill press. I have learned to deal with the serenity and repetition of the scroll saw. A newly found interest even though it can be extremely frustrating, is wood carving. I am looking to extend my knowledge base and broaden my horizons. I am not afraid to say I do not know how to do that. A goal of mine is to build a guitar even though I do not know how to play.

My moto and what I tell the students when I problem arises or a machine tears the endgrain out of a piece of wood.... "A good craftsman can hide their mistakes."

-- Woodworking Technology Instructor

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added project Cool Contrasted EGCB. 12-17-2017 02:27 AM
added project Bunch of Oval Scrolled Bowls 12-17-2017 02:25 AM
added project Other 3 legged milking stools 4 different total 12-17-2017 02:19 AM
added project Walnut 3 legged milking stool 12-17-2017 02:18 AM
added project 3 End Grain cutting Boards cut on Table saw 12-17-2017 02:13 AM
added project Handheld Spinning Tops with CDs built by HS Students 12-17-2017 02:09 AM
added project Standing Bar Table with Metal Pedestal 12-17-2017 02:03 AM
added project Cherry Fishing Rod Holder 12-17-2017 01:59 AM
added project Side Table. 12-17-2017 01:51 AM
added project Clock 12-17-2017 01:45 AM
added project Modern Style Clock 12-17-2017 01:41 AM
added project Various Student Designed End Grain Cutting Boards 12-17-2017 01:34 AM
added project Fruit bowl segmented bowl with cherry and walnut 12-17-2017 01:21 AM
added project Student designed tabletop with Oak and Walnut 12-17-2017 01:18 AM
added project Solid Oak Stool made from an "IKEA" Picture 12-17-2017 01:09 AM

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#1 posted 11-02-2015 07:07 PM

Welcome to Lumber Jocks. Grew up in NJ myself. East Windsor area, Rutgers College of Engineering Grad.

The student’s work looks good.

-- Chris K

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#2 posted 11-12-2015 01:09 AM

Welcome to Lumberjocks Tim!

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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