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wwbob

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I attend evening classes at the local high school using the high school’s wood working shop.

-- "I like the quiet I hear." - Channing, age 4


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wseand

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#1 posted 1477 days ago

Welcome to the forum and how are the classes going.

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

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#2 posted 1477 days ago

Welcome to Ljs
I look forward to seeing photos of your shop.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#3 posted 1477 days ago

Hey Bob,
Post some pics of the school wood shop.

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Mark Shymanski

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#4 posted 1476 days ago

Welcome to LJs!

-- "Checking for square? What madness is this! The cabinet is square because I will it to be so!" Jeremy Greiner LJ Topic#20953 2011 Feb 2

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dbhost

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#5 posted 1476 days ago

Sounds great! I am happy beyond words that schools still teach woodworking classes. Even for the high school kids that are Princeton or Harvard bound, they still need to know how to use their hands and their heads to solve physical problems.

-- My workshop blog can be found at http://daves-workshop.blogspot.com

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8iowa

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#6 posted 1476 days ago

I think it’s great that there is at least one high school in the USA that still has a workshop.

-- "Heaven is North of the Bridge"

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559dustdesigns

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#7 posted 1475 days ago

Hope you enjoy this forum, its the the best thing since sliced veneer LOL.

-- Aaron - central California "If you haven't got the time to do it right, when will you find the time to do it over?"

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wwbob

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#8 posted 1357 days ago

Pictures of “my workshop”.

-- "I like the quiet I hear." - Channing, age 4

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Scott Bryan

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#9 posted 1357 days ago

Now this is a shop that I would enjoy working in. It is roomy and has some cool tools to play with. It is great to see shops like this available for teaching purposes.

Thanks for the pictures. I enjoyed the tour.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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wwbob

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#10 posted 1357 days ago

I was saddened when all of the labeling of the various pieces of equipment did not get uploaded. I labeled the photos on my computer with Google’s Picasa. I uploaded the picture to photobucket and the labels were gone. Also the left and right edges of the pictures seem to have been lopped off.

We live and learn.

-- "I like the quiet I hear." - Channing, age 4

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DrAllred

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#11 posted 1354 days ago

Wow, the shop did not look like that when I attended Mesa High many many years ago, still in Mesa but the kids go to Red Mountain now. It would be nice just to see the shop in person some day.

Do they let you use the CNC machine? I would love to cut some pieces on that system.

-- David, Mesa Arizona

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wwbob

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#12 posted 1354 days ago

Monday night from 5 to 9pm is when I go to class. There is also a class on Tuesday from 5 to 10. The wood shop is due north of the auto shop on the eastern edge of the campus. There are some temp buildings to the east of the wood shop, then the football fields further east. Come by and I’ll give you a tour. The school always wants more students. The cost is about $225 per semester, register thru the local junior college. My math says I can attend classes for about 15 semesters before I would have paid for 1 saw stop table saw, to say nothing about the $100K CNC machine.

Yes, you can use the CNC machine, named “Sweet Vicky”. I’ve done several projects on it. The instructor does require that you have some background before you use it. If you look closely at the first picture of the CNC router, in the left edge of the cutting bed, there’s a piece of “pink” corian that I cut that evening. I cut out some circles with a groove for a cookie jar lid. Nothing fancy just a quick fix for my wife.

-- "I like the quiet I hear." - Channing, age 4

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sillac

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#13 posted 1341 days ago

A really great place to make sawdust, thanks for sharing, Steve in Oregon

-- Steve in Oregon,

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