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Blog entry by VTWoody posted 05-06-2007 10:31 PM 891 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

So, now I have posted most of the things that I have built, and will start blogging about projects and that kind of thing. Currently I am finishing up the school year at the High School that I teach at in Santa Rosa CA. This is my first year as a Student Government teacher and I am just now realizing that the end of the school year is the busiest part of the year for that position with all sorts of things going on, mainly a trip to Disneyland for 255 of the graduating seniors in two weeks, not to mention prom. UGH. I am also an avid computer gamer and as such I divide my time in the shop between my wife, Andrea, my dog Sasha, work, and gaming. I am not as prolific a wood worker as some of you are, nor nearly as skilled, but you all seem very supportive of the different skill levels exhibited on this site. I am happy to have found the site and am looking forward to making much sawdust in order to show the rest of you what I can make.

I am currently working on a frame for my wife. Hopefully we will take some pictures in Europe this summer so that we can find one to blow up and put in this frame when I finish it.

I am also in the conceptual stages for a briefcase-like case for the poker chips that our group of friends use during our monthly attempt to pass money around. :) I know that the chips are 1-9/16” in diameter and that I would like to either make the case with my dovetail jig, or the finger jig that I built over spring break. I want it to be very simple otherwise. If anyone has any ideas for me on this, or knows of pictures of something like this, I would be grateful if you could forward those to me.

I am also going to build myself a new podium for the class room this summer, and am starting to look for plans or concepts about that as well.

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#1 posted 05-06-2007 11:59 PM

255 high school seniors at Disneyland…I love my job! Welcome hope you really enjoy your summer. Looking forward to your sawdust.

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#2 posted 05-09-2007 04:45 PM

sounds like you have a lot of projects lined up!

the joys of teaching :)

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#3 posted 05-09-2007 05:06 PM

We all started somewhere VT. I am not that experienced either with the finer side of woodworking. But I ask questions and learn. (Bet you’d like your students to do that!) Here in LumberJocks you can ask questions and get right answers.

Enjoy Europe and send me a post card.

-- Carpe Lignum; Tornare Lignum (Seize the wood, to Turn the wood)

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#4 posted 05-09-2007 06:08 PM

We are looking forward to all your postings VT.

-- Bill, Turlock California,

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