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Boy Scout Woodworking Merit Badge #4: Last Episode - Rockler Store Visit

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Blog entry by David posted 09-17-2007 09:23 PM 3713 reads 0 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I just posted this on my experimantal podcast and thought it would be a great way to complete my Boy Scout Woodworking Merit Badge series.

How cool is this? As the counselor for the woodworking merit badge, I got to accompany our boys on their visit to the local Rockler Store – a woodworker’s dream come true!

I did capture a short video clip – sorry it isn’t longer – I was distracted by all the tools!

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The Troop 728 Woodworking Merit Badge culminated with a visit to the Beaverton Rockler Woodworking & Hardware Store to interview a woodturner.

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The boys had a great time and I do believe that they will continue to explore the world of woodworking. The store manager, Joe Cornett, and his staff were wonderful and very accommodating.

The boys got to spend time with Paul as he took them on a tour of the store highlighting tools, equipment and supplies used in woodturning.

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We got a chance to see and touch some beautiful turning work by the store staff. The boys were fascinated with a thin beautiful bowl turned by Paul and a pen turned by Chris.

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The boys will be receiving their merit badges at a court of honor later this month. Thanks again to Joe and the great staff at The Beaverton Rockler Woodworking & Hardware Store!

Thanks to The Beaverton Rockler Woodworking & Hardware Store
Beaverton Town Square Mall
11773 SW Beaverton-Hillsdale Hwy
(503) 672-7266
Joe Cornett, Manager

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mot

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#1 posted 09-17-2007 09:32 PM

Great series, David. It sounds like the boys had a terrific time. Thanks for the writeup!

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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WayneC

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#2 posted 09-17-2007 09:51 PM

Great field trip. I wish I had you for my scout master.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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David

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#3 posted 09-17-2007 09:56 PM

Hi Tom & Wayne! Thanks for the kind comments. We had a lot of fun in the shop and I think some future woodworkers in the making!

Just realized I forgot the video clip!

-- http://foldingrule.blogspot.com

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#4 posted 09-18-2007 06:12 PM

well done!!!

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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Lee A. Jesberger

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#5 posted 09-19-2007 12:37 AM

Hi David;

What great way to spend some time, and expose some kids to an excellent source of enjoyment, and great way to stay out of trouble!

Most certainly a better past time then many kids are unfortunate enough to be introduced to.

Lee

-- by Lee A. Jesberger http://www.prowoodworkingtips.com http://www.ezee-feed.com

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#6 posted 09-19-2007 12:56 AM

You did a good thing Dave,

Bob

-- A mind, like a home, is furnished by its owner

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David

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#7 posted 09-19-2007 01:02 AM

Lee & Bob -

Thanks. I wa a lot of fun to watch the boys working with wood and developing some confidence.

-- http://foldingrule.blogspot.com

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mot

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#8 posted 09-19-2007 08:01 PM

Your son is a natural on the podcast!

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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#9 posted 09-19-2007 09:18 PM

Tom -

Thanks! I have him talked into a longer interview onmy podcast . . . we’ll see how that goes!

D

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lance

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#10 posted 09-24-2007 04:10 PM

Your doing one hell of a job. Keep up the good work. You are making a difference.

Have a great day,

-- Bob Lance, DE

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David

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#11 posted 09-25-2007 05:31 AM

Bob -

LOL! You brought a smile to my face with such kind comments!

Thanks
David

-- http://foldingrule.blogspot.com

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Karson

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#12 posted 09-25-2007 06:15 PM

David:

A great job on your work with the boys. It is a lot of fun working with wood. they always seem to be wanting to stick two or more pieces together with tape, rubber bands or something.

Thanks for showing them a safe way of doing a better job of keeping things together.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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David

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#13 posted 09-26-2007 04:02 AM

Hi Karson!

I am going to let the boys know they got a thumbs up from one of the Lumberjocks Grand masters!

Thanks.

David

-- http://foldingrule.blogspot.com

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