Tag Archive: make

New Year, New Classes

Spring 2012 is here!  I have just a (few) new classes.  A quick rundown after the jump:

Course Curriculum: Computer Applications:CAD

After my quick reflections on the Tea Box project and my computer science course, I’d like to take a spin over to my most successful, challenging and rewarding class(es) this semester.  I had… Continue reading

This Week in the Classroom: Computer Science & Electronics

The Fall 2011 semester came to an end last week.   I’m taking stock of what-used-to-be (my previous semesters classes) and re-tooling, re-gearing and re-searching my way into new course-load. I’d like to start… Continue reading

Classroom Projects: The Tea Box

This fall, I made an effort to produce a “high-quality” product – and by this I mean hardwoods, nice finishes, proper construction techniques and professional quality work.  This effort resulted in the “Tea… Continue reading

Quick Pic: Cutting Boards

Somehow, several large planks of long-grain butcher-block style planks have come my way.  Nothing better to do than prep some cutting boards and let the kids turn them into something special. The boards… Continue reading

This Week in the Shop: Guy Clark and Boxes

From Guy Clark’s song, “The Carpenter”: He was tough as a crowbar, quick as a chisel Fair as a plane and true as a level. He was straight as a chalkline and right… Continue reading

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

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

Current Projects: The Butterfly Chair

One of my woodshop classes have ended for the week, so I took the opportunity to document the progress: And this is what happens when a student ticks me off! (ok, ok, I… 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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