Category Archive: Community Watch

Community Watch: Houston Mini Maker Faire

On Jan 19th, I will showcase student projects at Houston’s first Mini-Maker Faire.  Come see a student-build geodesic dome and participate in a woodworking demonstration lead by student-experts!   Maker Faire brings together… Continue reading

Community Watch: Build A Box!

Eight students, six boxes built and finished.  It was a long day in the shop – nearly seven hours with only a few breaks for liquids.  I can  think of a number of… Continue reading

Community Watch: SIMPLE MACHINES

Some times, I can feel like I’m the only guy out there.  Woodshop teachers are a pretty individual breed and we seem to be evolving or dying or drying out.  Looking around the… Continue reading

Community Watch: It’s Build a Box Day!

Today at TX/RX Labs, I’ll be leading a class in building a few of these tea boxes.  I’m sending a box to one random contestant on WoodshopCowboy Facebook page, just in time for… Continue reading

Come Build the Simple Tea Box @ TX/RX Labs Dec. 1st

The good folks at TX/RX Labs invited me back for another weekend of teaching woodworking.  This year, I’ve asked to build some Christmas gifts. We are building the Simple Tea Box – and… Continue reading

Community Watch: Houston’s Children’s Museum

No. 5 is why I love the place.  As I say to my kids, this is important.  Remember this. Make it safe & keep the rubber side down this week.

This Week in the Classroom: Art Car

For the past three spring semesters (way back to my work at Citizen Schools) I have led a team of students in the design and construction of an Art Car.  An Art Car,… Continue reading

Community Watch: GE Garages

GE Garages. Houston makers, woodworkers and crazed tool-lovers – GE is putting on quite a show at Rice University this week.  I went down on Saturday and got to check out some 3D… Continue reading

Come Build the Simple Bench!

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: TX/RX Labs

This fall, I will be attending the 3D CAD, Plasma Cutter, Arduino & Welding I&II courses @ TX/RX Labs of Houston, TX.  TX/RX is a non-profit hackerspace – a place for machine and… Continue reading

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