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User Name: JonM
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Topic: Table saw suggestions
Posted: Sunday, April 20, 2014 8:02:54 PM
Might convince my district to buy me a new one, the one I have is about the same vintage as me. Any recs? Major avoid this? Thanks in advance. The last one I bought was the delta contractor saw I have at home.

Topic: Professional organizations
Posted: Tuesday, February 25, 2014 10:30:43 AM
I teach JH woodshop and I know there are others in that niche too. What, if any organizations do you belong to? I'm finding HS stuff and computer tech stuff. Looking for anything that might be a little more targeted. Thanks in advance.

Topic: Scrap wood project ideas?
Posted: Wednesday, November 28, 2012 8:12:02 PM
Dice and whistles interest my 6th graders and take minimal materials.

Topic: Dust collection
Posted: Friday, October 26, 2012 2:00:57 PM
I will be able to add more to my shop so I wanted to check to see what folks have. I'll be adding more dedicated suction to mounted tools, I have one air sucker (jet) on the ceiling. What do you folks have?

I think the biggest volume of particulates come from hand sanding. A downdraft per student isn't feasible. Any luck with area filters like furnace filter box mounts and the like? Thanks in advance.

Topic: Literacy night
Posted: Thursday, December 8, 2011 2:29:14 PM
Sounds interesting. If you're willing to share it, I'd appreciate it. Would certainly add to what I have in mind. Thanks.

Topic: Literacy night
Posted: Thursday, December 8, 2011 12:13:13 PM
My district will be having a literacy night and the FACS teacher and I will share a session. We're planning to use reading/following directions related to measurement with parents as the audience/class.

Anyone have anything they've used in that sort of environment? Not sure if I want them to use rulers to measure a thing(s) or a worksheet with a ruler. I'm open to suggestions. FYI, I teach 6-8. Thanks in advance.

Topic: Not enough lathes????
Posted: Wednesday, October 26, 2011 12:29:54 PM
Yeah, makes me think I'm a slacker....

Topic: Grant writing
Posted: Saturday, October 22, 2011 12:49:59 PM
I have a decent budget and good support so far but I'd like to pursue some stuff with a more popular appeal for visibility so I'm thinking of pen lathes or cnc of some sort. We all know EVERY job in the world will require sustained and extensive computer skills is the motivator for cnc and pen lathes produce pretty neat projects quickly and cheaply.

Those are two areas I'm considering but I would like any general advice on grants and the process anyone has to offer. 21st century learner suggestions too if you have them as it relates to tooling and projects. I teach 6-8. Thanks in advance.

Topic: Help with 6th grade projects
Posted: Monday, August 29, 2011 9:17:14 AM
For the dice, after layout, we use nail sets and scratch awls to make a hole. Here is a nice whistle plan: It's always fun when they are sanding down their plug and testing it out. Eventually, they get the sound and a big grin.

Topic: Help with 6th grade projects
Posted: Saturday, August 27, 2011 10:03:44 PM
My 6th graders make dice with off-cuts from an 8th grade project, game boards (drill press holes and golf tees for game pieces) and whistles. All simple and they get a kick out of them.


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