The new tool box at work. It’s not a pretty thing, but the design has a long gestation. Chris Schwarz has been promoting his conversion to hand tools for years now – and he finally documents the slow spiral in “The Anarchist’s Tool Chest”....
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Location: Nowhere, TX
I’m a mid-twenties, early-career, woodshop-esque teacher in an environmental science program in a very progressive therapeutic private school for students with neurological differences. My job involves a little of everything: lesson planning, curriculum building, community outreach, technology literacy (hence this blog), gardening, erecting permanent structures on campus, wearing a tool belt, generally being awesome and so on.
I’m a Texan by way of Virginia (like the original hero in the original western, The Virginian by Owen Wister) with die-hard Boston/Maine family connections and a love of the Pats and BoSox. I graduated from Virginia Tech in ’05 with a degree in English, on the Creative Writing track and have turned what is essentially a hobby into my career. Currently, I’m enrolled at Leslie University in Cambridge, Mass for a Master’s in Ed. degree. Check off the wife and two young children box, and yes, I’m living my dream everyday. I am, and have been, extremely blessed.
I love music. Drive a truck and a Bonnie, which are now named, Bonnie and Clyde by my girl. She's wonderful.
The whiskey, for those asking, does not enter into the driving or teaching. I just like the way it sounds.
-- make it safe & keep the rubber side down.
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My box-making student finished up this piece last week - and I was able to build some supply lockers out of salvaged art crates. A few more pictures and a little bit more poetry on my teaching site: www.woodshopcowboy.com
What a learning experience and I don’t think I screwed this one up too bad….anyways, this and it’s matching ottoman (still to do) will be my next project post & woodshopcowboy blog post. —WW
The summer program wraps up today. This summer saw the return of the butterfly bench. Students took all four group projects home to their families. Notice the recurring butterfly motif from last go-round. I think I’ll be making some linoleum st...
This week in the shop, I got the chance to use up a few of the pine boards laying in the woodpile. My son got a picnic table out of the deal. The table is 24″ L, 11″ W & about 11″ H. You can catch a few other projects at www.woodshopcowboy....