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Blog entry by andyboy posted 10-14-2012 09:15 AM 1294 reads 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Very short progress up date. Hope to bring you a gallery of finished work. These guys have been finishing off book shelves and have started dressing tables.

-- Andy Halewoodworker. You can't finish if you don't finish. So finish it, because finish is everything.



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RussInMichigan

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#1 posted 10-14-2012 02:05 PM

Andy,
Good to see you are in a place where the value of woodworking is still reflected in schools. Here in the US more and more schools are eliminating woodworking from their curricula. For many years my wife was on the school board of a district with about 20,000 students, but woodworking, and shop classes in general, had been abandoned years before she was elected.

Maybe the reasoning is that if a US citizen wants a wooden item he can always just buy one made in China from some retail outfit that cares so little about the product that they would be just as content selling plastic glasses with an attached mustache.

Thank you for showing your student’s work. If the opportunity conveniently presents itself, please let them know that for many students in the developed world, including millions of students in the US, this most fulfilling craft is no longer available to them in school. It is disappearing along with music, art, cooking and home economics. Maybe there are foreigners we can buy those from, too.

Good luck.

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DocSavage45

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#2 posted 10-14-2012 05:17 PM

RussinMichigan,

Think it would be good for you to check out Andy’s other blogs, and find out about his school. This is post secondary training.

While the industrial arts training has severely been eliminated in high schools in many places, there are more schools now training in construction and industrial training at the technical college level.

I was fortunate to attend a high school that provided dual technical and general academic training. But as you said, we didn’t have to compete with countys who’s economies were much poorer than our own.

Andy, good to see you posting from NZ again!

You’re going into Spring and Summer while we are headed into fall and winter.

BRRRRRRR!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#3 posted 10-14-2012 09:14 PM

Andy,
Thanks for the post. One of my most memorable classes in HS was “Shop Class”. My first project was a pine cutting board cut out in the shape of a pig. Not very fancy, but my mother kept it until her dying day (though she never used it).

-- Greg, No. Cal.

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RussInMichigan

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#4 posted 10-14-2012 09:49 PM

DocSavage45,

Thank you. I didn’t realize Andy’s school was post secondary.

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#5 posted 10-14-2012 11:38 PM

:-)

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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