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Solid Laminated Bowl Made from Reclaimed Bleachers

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Project by Mr. Tim Zavacki posted 01-29-2017 09:44 PM 1253 views 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The bleachers from the gym were removed this past summer so we reclaimed the wood from them. With a little TLC to remove the finish, gum and other damage, the students enjoy using the lumber.

LS 16-17 WT4 IP Project

-- Woodworking Technology Instructor





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ralbuck

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#1 posted 01-29-2017 09:51 PM

Nicely done.

-- SAWDUST is THERAPY without a couch! just rjR

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#2 posted 01-30-2017 01:45 AM

Very attractive bowl, Tim!!

Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#3 posted 01-30-2017 03:51 AM

Very nice

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#4 posted 01-30-2017 03:57 AM

That’s great the kids get to use the bleachers (from their own school I assume) instead of some contractor trashing them or solely profiting from selling the wood. Judging by the project name I’m guessing it was 16 – 17 year olds making projects from the bleacher wood? I think it’s fantastic you’re able to teach kids these skills, is it a public school (if so that’s even better news)?

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Mr. Tim Zavacki

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#5 posted 01-30-2017 01:10 PM

No 16-17 is the year I had the students. Thank you for all your kind words. Woodworking is in my heart and I am very pleased with what the students produce. This was an independent project that a student did on the lathe and used the wood from the bleachers.

-- Woodworking Technology Instructor

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#6 posted 01-30-2017 05:33 PM

This is a beautiful bowl. Congratulations.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#7 posted 01-30-2017 09:06 PM

This is a great project, nice work all around.

-- Live, lathe, and prosper. - William Gwin

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#8 posted 01-31-2017 07:16 PM

Nice shape and wood grain pattern looks great.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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