|Project by Pimzedd||posted 04-10-2013 05:37 PM||2112 views||2 times favorited||22 comments|
I am again posting photos of woodworking projects completed by Texas high school students. The projects were in competition this past week at the Texas SkillsUSA State Conference. (NOTE: SkillsUSA used to be known as VICA). I have posted a blog at http://lumberjocks.com/Pimzedd/blog/35484 that shows additional photos.
We have some very active programs in Texas. The programs are vocational/career education programs, typically either Cabinet Making or Building Trades/Carpentry classes.
The students may enter a project built in class, either singly or as a group. All projects were completed this school year. Each project was entered at a district level competition and if judged to be of acceptable quality, it advanced to the state conference.
The hutch in the first photo was chosen as one of the Best of Show projects at the state competition. It was the Best of Show at a District level competition that I helped with about a month ago.
Photo #2 is a matching hutch and desk made by four students.
Photo #3 is a CNC project.
Photo #4 is a bunkbed made by two students, note the bookshelves and drawers.
Photo #5 is a shotgun reloading box. We like our guns in Texas.
Photo #6 is a hutch with a granite work surface.
I hope you are as impressed with the quality of the work of these high school students as I am. I believe it is outstanding. As I have stated in posts in past years. given the opportunity and the right teacher, students can accomplish great things.
-- Bill - Mesquite, TX --- "Everything with a power cord eventually winds up in the trash.” John Sarge , timber framer and blacksmith instructor at Tillers International school