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Profile: Jeffseiver
User Name: Jeffseiver
Forum Rank: Newbie
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Location Mission Viejo/Calif.
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Joined: Thursday, November 22, 2007
Last Visit: Friday, May 27, 2011 9:21:21 PM
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Last 10 Posts
Topic: Teaching Drafting
Posted: Friday, May 27, 2011 9:17:56 PM
I had my kids do drafting in a nine week sequence. At the end they design their own house ( 12x12) max and 3 inches high. I introduce coping saw and glue here. When done I start them on a 9 week small projects sequence and they do 9 projects. My 8th graders do a 3 week refresher and then to the computer lab where they repeat the drawings in versa cad( because it is so simple) then they work in teams of 2,3,4 and design a two story house and then we build it. Then the 8th graders move into a 9 week sequence where they build larger projects. The last 2 weeks of each semester are dedicated to building a rocking chair with a rope/web seat.
I too had to buy the versa cadd program with a site license it cost me 800.00 but I own the program. Good Luck
Topic: I Want to be a woods teacher. Any advice or input would be awesome.
Posted: Saturday, May 21, 2011 11:12:56 AM
Don't do it. Go back and make a great career as a cabinet maker.
Topic: Vocational School HELP?
Posted: Sunday, March 27, 2011 9:36:42 PM
I teach drafting and construction and have for years. Ifound out real quickly that the kids could not read blue prints so I designed a 18 week program for that and to break up the monotany of drawing I take the kids out and have them build what they are drawing ie foundations on paper= go out a layout and build the forms for a small house/ pour the concrete then the elevations=walls frame up the walls electrical drawings=run the wiring roof truss layout= build the roof trusses and so on and so on till you've got a house with plans to boot. Get in touch through my e-mail and I'll send you what I have. good Luck
Topic: Sawstop
Posted: Sunday, March 27, 2011 9:10:15 PM
one of your door sensors are not making contact
Topic: Work Ready
Posted: Sunday, March 27, 2011 9:06:33 PM
check out the local carpenters union. and you can get accredidation for a beginner class at the local junior college if they have a construction or drafting class.
Topic: Retirement
Posted: Saturday, October 30, 2010 10:09:00 AM
hey, news from the west, 40 miles a day one way and I am back working. Have to file the paperwork with the retirement folks and then putting in 5 more years. then I'll retire for good.
Topic: Shopless teacher looking for projects
Posted: Wednesday, October 27, 2010 11:26:30 AM
Robert, I developed a 9 week unit for small wood working projects. If you want I will e-maill it to you through my aol account as this forum has filters on it. I also have a 9week drafting unit which I used in conjunction with the woodworking unit. contact me at

PS, put a 12x12 drop cloth on the floor and go to work fella!!!!
Topic: Hand tool projects
Posted: Wednesday, October 20, 2010 12:29:48 PM
woody, Send me your question and I will e-mail you back several coping saw and hand tool project plans.
Topic: Teaching Drafting
Posted: Wednesday, October 20, 2010 12:27:24 PM
Bobber I'd like to have a copy of your lessons and the way you intro wood, metal, and plastic projects. If you are willing can you send me an e-mail or hard copy through snail mail?
jeff Seiver
231 cedar lane
mission viejo, ca. 92691


Topic: Retirement
Posted: Wednesday, October 20, 2010 12:21:22 PM
Rob, Just for your info. On edjoin there are perhaps 4-5 shop teaching jobs posted right now in the bay area, if you can relocate. I would have applied for one but my wife wouldn't relocate. The closest to me right now is in Santa barbara ca. Up the coast but just out of commute range. good luck to you too.

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