Back At Teaching...This Time With Wood #2: Preparing the sheet stock

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Blog entry by PGreene posted 03-22-2009 05:14 PM 1305 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Well, Immanuel and I finished planning out the project this week and went to Lowes to purchase sheet stock. He decided on a three drawer bottom with flat pannel doors at the top. It will be 6 1/2 ft tall, 16” deep and 36” wide. I also had time to teach him the difference in grades of plywood and solid wood. He will have a good chance to compare when we mill rough stock that I have at the shop. I thought it would be good for him to use both purchased lumber and rough milled lumber. When we got back to the shop we had a lesson in using the table saw safely and began laying out the sides in a sheet of 3/4 plywood. Immanuel enjoyed setting up the table saw and switching out to the dado blades. He is a really quick learner and pays a lot of attention to what he is doing. I also got to learn a little more about him as a person this week, and I must admit that I am really impressed. Anyway, here are a few pictures of him working on the sheet stock for the sides. Sorry about the condition of the shop, I’ve been in the middle of about 4 different projects lately and the shop is in desperate need of some TLC.

Marking plyood for dadoes

Changing out saw blades

Dodoes in sheet stock

-- Patrick

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#1 posted 03-22-2009 05:39 PM

Interesting project. I look forward to watching Immanuel’s project progress.

-- "Checking for square? What madness is this! The cabinet is square because I will it to be so!" Jeremy Greiner LJ Topic#20953 2011 Feb 2

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#2 posted 03-22-2009 05:42 PM

I’m looking forward to seeing it’s progress also.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#3 posted 03-22-2009 05:57 PM

This is great, please keep up the good work.

-- Only the Shadow knows....................

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#4 posted 03-22-2009 06:14 PM

I think that what you are doing is simply wonderful. Teaching young people, such as Immanuel, a skill like this is something that will benefit them the rest of their lives. It sure beats sitting in front of a tv with a Wii!!!

This is going to be interesting to follow.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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