Getting excited about school

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Blog entry by Allen posted 04-06-2007 02:13 PM 701 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I’m enrolled in the University of Cincinnati’s “Wood Technology” program and just started my 3rd class, Furniture Construction 1C. 1A and 1B were a shaker side table and shaker style coffee table respectively and 1C is supposed to delve into casework. The normal project for this class would be a bookcase however the only place in town that sold cabinet grade plywood has stopped selling retail, contractors only now, so the instructor had to come up with something using casework and face frame construction without using sheet goods. So we’re making shaker-style wall clocks! Since there are only four of us in the class he’s giving us pretty much free reign on the design and we are not obligated to stick to the shaker style so long as the finished clock includes some form of carcass and face frame. I’m doing something more along the lines of a craftsman design and heading for the lumber yard this weekend to pick up some 1/4 sawn white oak.

Even better, the instructor for the class works for the local Woodcraft and the owner of the franchise gives his students a 20% discount for class supplies. Pity I can’t convince them that I need a Domino for class.

-- We may never know who let the dogs out, but I'd bet anything PETA was involved.

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#1 posted 04-06-2007 02:24 PM

hahah Re: the Domino.

How exciting for you (and selfishly for us as well—I’m sure you’ll be sharing your projects and tips as you go along :D )

Only 4 students—that’s a wonderful opportunity.
Best of luck with your Clock

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#2 posted 04-14-2007 07:02 PM

What a great class that must be Allen. Too bad you do not have another supplier around, then you could get the sheet goods you need for the regular project.

Maybe someone can make a trip to the next town and pick up a lot for the entire class. Order enough and they might even deliver it.

Let us know how the class goes.

-- Bill, Turlock California,

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#3 posted 04-15-2007 12:22 AM

great student/teacher ratio. Looking forward to you finished project.

Between the 4 or you, perhaps you could come up with a compelling reason to “need” the Domino.

-- I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it. - Van Gogh -- --

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