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Wheelchair ramp - class project

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Project by WarriorWoodshop posted 12-12-2016 03:14 AM 501 views 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

2010 spring project. The first year shop class was able to put their learnings of joists to work with this wheel chair ramp class project.

We built the ramp in sections in our shop leaving the posts extra long to be cut on site. This was for a trailer home so it was not “permanent” so we were able to just use pier blocks. This made being able to assemble it on a Saturday afternoon possible.

It took about 2 months of 2 classes per day working on it in the shop. The kids had a good time. They even came out on a Saturday to help. For some of the students that have it all, this was a wake-up call, and a good one for them. The family was very appreciative.

-- The master has failed more times than the beginner has tried





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muesli

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#1 posted 12-12-2016 08:41 AM

An excellent project, where young people learned so much and a lot more, than just working with wood. Great job by teacher and students!

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recycle1943

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#2 posted 12-12-2016 11:24 AM

I’m sure there was more than wood working learned – excellant

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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#3 posted 12-12-2016 08:48 PM

awesome gratz on a very GREAT JOB

-- Tony Reinholds,Pa. REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN

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Gene Howe

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#4 posted 12-12-2016 10:00 PM

Great job. Wonderful experience for the kids. Hope they all came away proud of not just their work but their humanity as well.

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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ohwoodeye

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#5 posted 12-12-2016 10:41 PM

Phenomenal project. Pull them away from their X-box’s and Playstations for a while and teach them something.
A+

-- Directions are just the Manufacturer's opinion on how something should be assembled. ----Mike, Waukesha, WI

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#6 posted 12-12-2016 10:44 PM



I m sure there was more than wood working learned – excellant

- recycle1943

Yup! What he said – plus 100 !

Good job guys, and a worthy cause to boot !
.

-- Perform A Random Act Of Kindness Today ... Pay It Forward

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KeepOnLearnin

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#7 posted 12-13-2016 03:07 AM

Great work!

I am about to task myself with just a repair job on an old ramp, but it really needs it. No experience here (and they know it). I can only hope I do it right for the owner.

-- Mark - Keep-On-Learnin' :)

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MatthewG

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#8 posted 12-13-2016 03:41 AM

Kudos, sir, on a job well done in many ways. Wishing you the best in this holiday season!

-- Matthew, from beautiful Wisconsin USA

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