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wseand

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1519 days ago

I went to my daughters 8th grade graduation today, well they call it transition here, I guess you don’t graduate to high school anymore. They had these Adirondack Chairs, Hope Chests, and etc, sitting on the stage, they looked real nice, like you could buy them from the store. I didn’t pay a lot of attention to them but noticed them. Well at the end of the awards part they brought up the Shop teacher and he had the kids that made them stand next to them. I was pretty amazed that these kids built them. He said they did 99% of the work themselves after some instruction. My big 8th grade projects were a bread box and a clock and these ladies and gents are making Hope chests and Chairs. Maybe I should go back to 8th grade for a refresher course.

-- Bill - "Freedom flies in your heart like an Eagle" Audie Murphy


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a1Jim

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#1 posted 1519 days ago

That’s super That the level of woodworking is that great at that age.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#2 posted 1519 days ago

This is very pleasant to hear as so often we hear about technical education vanishing from our schools. I didn’t get any tech training in school until I was in High school.

-- gjd Southcentral Wisconsin

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Knothead62

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#3 posted 1519 days ago

My mother still has the serving tray I made in the 6th or 7th grade. Can’t remember what grade! Some guy that sat next to me became president. He was killed while watching a play. ;)

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wseand

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#4 posted 1519 days ago

I great to see the good in the schools especially with all the teachers having a hard go of it.

-- Bill - "Freedom flies in your heart like an Eagle" Audie Murphy

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Dustin Ward (aka Tearen)

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#5 posted 1519 days ago

The schools in my area have some great woodshop programs. Projects include dressers, chairs, chests, etc. Most of the schools are part of http://www.woodlinksusa.org/ If you have a moment, please take a look. This is what can happen when the Woodworking Industry works with Schools to develop future skilled workers!

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wseand

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#6 posted 1519 days ago

That is a great program, my old high school is on their list. It’s all about doing something for each other.

-- Bill - "Freedom flies in your heart like an Eagle" Audie Murphy

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