Category Archive: This Week In the Shop

This Week in the Shop: J&D’s Chair

In early August I completed a chair & ottoman set.  I built the set as a gift to two of my best friends, as they decided to marry to each other.  I actually… Continue reading

The First Week In Pictures

My first week stuck in a traditional classroom looked something like this.  Not every picture belongs to my work, not every picture reflects my lessons, just the stuff going on around me:

The Google Sketch Up Lab

This year, I’ve been working closely with another colleague to create, a project-based CAD course.  When I was presented with the challenge, I dove in head first. This week I have been presenting… Continue reading

New School Year: Boxes, Trays and Benches

This week, I’m proposing and planning projects for the 2011-2012 school year.    According to the Mayans, it should be a killer.  I’m attached to the Math/Sci crew as a “Technology Resource” – meaning… Continue reading

The New Tools in the Shop

I’ve spent the last three weeks (since mid-July) avoiding the woodshop both at work and home.  At work, a series of major structural changes has kept me away from the wood – which… Continue reading

Dovetails Redux

First of my second set of dovetail joints.  Thanks for the encouragement, everyone!

This Week in the Shop: Don’t Touch My Blue Suede Chair

A quick sawdust update: I’ve been working finishing up a personal project this week and doing a little legwork for my next piece.  In May, two friends of mine became married to each… Continue reading

This Week in the Shop: Nothin’s Perfect the First Time Through

Results of my first try at cutting a dovetail.

This Week in the Shop: End of Summer Program

The summer program wraps up today.   Our summer program acts as an experimental zone, a transitional buffer and a slice of consistency for both teachers and students.  Personally, I love summer programs –… Continue reading

This Week in the Shop: Cardboard Prototypes

This week’s word:  Prototypes.  Brought to you by the letter C for cardboard. What a week!  My students spent last week drawing and planning and designing and planning and planning.  We got outside… Continue reading

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