|Project by Pimzedd||posted 04-04-2014 05:43 PM||1270 views||0 times favorited||7 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 SkillsUSA Texas State Leadership and Skills Conference. (NOTE: SkillsUSA used to be known as VICA). I have posted a blog at http://lumberjocks.com/Pimzedd/blog/40624 that shows additional photos.
The programs are career education programs (called vocational education back in the last century). The programs are typically either Cabinet Making or Building Trades/Carpentry classes.
The students enter a projects built in class, either singly or as a group. All projects were completed this school year. Each project was entered at one of 13 district level competitions and if judged to be of acceptable quality, were advanced to the state conference.
All of the projects shown received a Best of Show rating.
#1. A beautiful cedar bed. Note the carving in the headboard and footboard.
#2. This dressing table received a lot of attention. Note the laminated curved legs. There is a more detailed photo in the blog http://lumberjocks.com/Pimzedd/blog/40624.
#3. The canoe is a group project.
#4. This dresser with closet was the Best of Show at the district competition which I chaired.
#5. Just like a lot of Lumberjocks, students make nice boxes.
#6. This ships wheel is not your typical turning project.
I hope you are as impressed with the quality of the work of these high school students as I am. All work was completed since school started in late August in Texas. Some of the students had never done any woodworking before they started the class. 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