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Blog entry by thiswoodshop posted 06-20-2011 05:16 PM 1824 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch


Just read about this mobile woodshop. I think this is a great idea to keep kids engage and keep interest in the trade alive in the younger generation. This is a great idea.

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Welcome to Willie’s Woodshop

Since 1985,  Stephen Willner (Willie) has been working in a  classroom and credentialed by state of California , teaching basic woodworking skills to  children. He is now moving to his classroom to a converted  bus which accommodates  ten workbenches that are designed to fit children.

Any time and any money you spend so your child can participate in a real life hands-on activity such as working with wood and hand tools  can provide is worth it!  The benefits are cumulative and can last a lifetime.

 Classes are held in my woodshop classroom (converted bus) at various public and private Sacramento schools, I facilitate Scout badge work, birthday parties for children 5-14 and am a vendor for summer day camps.

Children are drawn to the sounds of sawing and hammering and I am fortunate to share this exciting and productive experience with them.

-- Mo... For safety is not a gadget but a state of mind. ~ "Eleanor Everet" -

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#1 posted 06-20-2011 05:29 PM

Great idea thanks for sharing :)

-- Proverbs Ch:3 vs 5,6,7 Trust in the lord with all thine heart and lean not unto your own understanding but in all your ways aknowledge him and he shall direct your path

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#2 posted 06-20-2011 09:11 PM

Great idea since they seem to be converting all the school wood shops to computer labs. Not every kid can be a programmer so we still need tohave wood and metal shops.

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#3 posted 06-21-2011 02:32 AM

Thanks, I would agree with this school situation. I was looking for a trade school to put my son in bu could not find any. Have you seen Mike Rowe, I think he puts a point well in perspective.

-- Mo... For safety is not a gadget but a state of mind. ~ "Eleanor Everet" -

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