This Week in the Classroom: Top Ten Middle School #MakerEd Challenges (Plus Two!)

This Week in the Classroom I’m going to explore a variety of design challenges that I use in my classroom. I designed each of these projects to prompt students to explore the engineering… Continue reading

This Week in the Shop: The Library Book Nook

This Week in the Shop, I build a library book nook for my school. My school librarian came to me with her coffee bar theme for a renovated library and she wanted a… Continue reading

This Week in the Shop: Tool Rack

This Week in the Shop we build tool holders for my recently installed tool wall. An organized workspace is a functional workspace, especially in community shops. When everything has its place, every part… Continue reading

This Week In the Shop: Storage Crate

This Week in the Shop we make a storage crate suitable to store a large pinewood derby track. This crate is simple to build and made out of very cheap materials. As built,… Continue reading

Woodshop Cowboy Rides Again at Maker Faire Nova….

Woodshop Cowboy goes to Maker Faire Nova on Mar. 18th at George Mason University at Fairfax, VA.  You can purchase tickets at nova.makerfaire.com.  Enjoy lots and lots of hands-on exhibits, including drones, blacksmithing,… Continue reading

This Week in the Shop: The Fossil Cabinet

This Week in the Shop we build small cabinet. Cabinet making epitomizes fine woodworking, as it rewards accuracy, consistency, and attention to detail. Cabinets can be found in the workshop, in the kitchen, as furniture, as built-ins. This cabinet build relies on the table saw and the router and showcases the versatility of shellac as a finish.

This Week In the Shop: Open Shelving

Every woodshop, makerspace or garage could use more storage.  If you have an unfinished wall in a shed, garage or basement, this project is for you! This Week in the Shop we build… Continue reading

This Week in the Classroom: The FunKey Super #MakerED #STEM Review

This fall I have introduced a new tech platform into my practice.  The FunKey  unlocks tons of potential in a classroom. Do you want a board that reads keystrokes and plays like a… Continue reading

This Week In the Shop: The Woodshop Cowboy Workshop & Studio 2017

This Week in the Shop, I will peel the bark off my new digs in Northern Virginia.  Last summer, my family and I relocated to Northern VA to be closer to family and… Continue reading

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