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Blog entry by robscastle posted 05-06-2014 09:29 PM 1053 reads 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Well I am back home again after my working trip to Sydney.

One of the tasks was at a school and in particular their wood working shop.

As it was a “few” years since I stood behind one of these benches as a student I thought I should share the experience.

This is a school catering for up to year 12 students.

From memory the benches have not changed much but the equipment fit out certainly has.

Here is a quick pictorial tour for those needing an update.

Six double sided workbenches

A band saw and project under construction

Drill press and sanders

Drop saw and another project under construction

Some hand tools and overhead duct extractor system

A lathe
Possible a pen blank under construction when the bell rang!

A nice saw
I would kill for one of these or even the space to be able to put it in!

That’s all enjoy

-- Regards Robert



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BobWemm

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#1 posted 05-07-2014 01:34 AM

Cool,
Man that is different from my school days.
But then that was only a few ???? years ago.
Bob.

-- Bob, Western Australia, The Sun came up this morning, what a great start to the day. Now it's up to me to make it even better.

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PASs

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#2 posted 05-07-2014 12:03 PM

Nice to see a school with a wood shop.

-- Pete, "It isn't broken, you just aren't using it right."

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aussiedave

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#3 posted 05-08-2014 11:13 AM

That’s great Rob….I am a little like Bod it is a bit different from when I went to school. We had wooden Jack planes made out of Jarrah but we did have fancy Stanley smoothing planes…laughing. Our wood work teacher had a Jarrah straight edge and on it was engraved “The Board of Education”. If you stepped out of line and misbehaved it was a case of bend over touch your toes and “WHACK” ...... Ah such fond memories…laughs

-- Dave.......Keep calm and make more sawdust....

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#4 posted 05-16-2014 01:34 AM

It is nice to see a woodshop in a school.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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#5 posted 05-16-2014 10:18 PM

Robert:

I’ll Second Rogers Comment. We had one when I was in High School. Enjoyed Every Minute Of It!!

We also had Auto Mechanics, Welding, Electronics, Machine Shop, Cadets (Compulsory), Gym three times week, and Swimming once a week. Along with all the Regular “Stuff”.

As Dave Said. Step out of line and “You Knew It! QUICK!”

I wonder how todays High School Curriculum compares to that. NOT!!!!

-- How long is a Minute? That depends on which side of the Bathroom Door You're On!

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