Category Archive: Community Watch

Community Watch: Woodworking in Houston

Every Intro to Woodworking class, I try to take a little time to share some local resources for woodworking and budding woodworkers.   Where to buy woodworking specific tools: Woodcraft & Rockler are… Continue reading

Community Watch: TX/RX Labs’ New Woodshop Build

In a few short years, TX/RX has grown from a small collective to one of the largest hackerspaces in TX, if not the US.  It holds spring and fall semester classes in all… Continue reading

Community Watch: Build a Box on Nov. 2 & 3

Some people say that hand-made gifts are the best gifts to receive.  Others, like myself, say hand-made gifts are the best to give.  Still others, namely fishermen and women, claim teaching a skill… Continue reading

Community Watch: Build a Bench Is Complete!

Of the three or so classes I’ve taught at TX/RX Labs and the twenty to thirty projects I’ve taught at work, the simple bench project remains my favorite.  It is an intermediate level… Continue reading

Community Watch: Build a Bench this Memorial Day Weekend!

Are you in the Houston area?  Ever wanted to get started woodworking?  Maybe you just enjoy benches as much as I do? Join me for the Wood Workshop at TX/RX Labs on Sat. &… Continue reading

Community Watch: Intro to Woodworking Tools

Last Saturday I had the chance to introduce ten students to woodworking tools – great bunch!  If you are interested in learning how to use power tools and are in the Houston area,… Continue reading

Community Watch: Intro To Woodworking Tools

For those readers who are looking to get into woodworking and live in the Houston area, consider joining me for Intro to Woodworking Tools on Saturday, April 13, 9am to 12pm at TX/RX… Continue reading

Community Watch: Art Car Registration is Open

Every year, I celebrate a my student’s success (and my survival) with 250,000 of my closest friends.  How do I do that?  I take a van filled with students and covered in wood… Continue reading

Community Watch: Sustainable Living Fest of Houston, TX

This weekend I got the opportunity to enjoy a some beautiful weather & check out Houston’s Sustainable Living Fest held at Market Square Park.  Houston might be the epicenter of the oil &… Continue reading

Community Watch: Houston Mini-Maker Faire

On Jan. 19th, I had the chance to attend and participate in Houston’s first annual Mini-Maker Faire.  I brought 8 students, 3 fellow teachers (or maybe Ms. J brought me), a woodworking bench,… Continue reading

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