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User Name: craigp
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Real Name: Craig Patterson
Location Chesapeake City, Maryland
Occupation: Technology Education Teacher
Interests: blacksmithing, woodworking, restoring classic cars
Gender: Male
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Joined: Wednesday, February 06, 2008
Last Visit: Monday, July 09, 2018 10:22:17 AM
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Topic: Simple Lamps
Posted: Monday, July 09, 2018 7:43:40 AM
In the past, I have had my kids make very simple ones that were of a shoji style. We used walnut dowel rods and cloth to make the panels. They had a simple push button to turn them on and off.

Craig R. Patterson, CD
PLTW Teacher
Elkton High School
Elkton, Maryland
Topic: what's happining
Posted: Tuesday, February 16, 2016 12:15:10 PM
I changed districts (and states from Colorado to Maryland) and since I don't teach woodworking classes anymore, my visits have become few and far between. I still find this as a valuable resource and when I remember I come back to check it out. Though most of the time I don't post or even log in.

Craig R. Patterson, CD
PLTW Teacher
Elkton High School
Elkton, Maryland
Topic: Roll Call
Posted: Tuesday, January 14, 2014 9:43:18 AM
I check the site every couple of weeks when I get the chance and have some free time, but I don't log in unless I need to post something.

Craig R. Patterson, CD
PLTW Teacher
Elkton High School
Elkton, Maryland
Topic: Saw Stop questions
Posted: Tuesday, January 14, 2014 9:41:35 AM
When we first got our Industrial SS at my last school, we had a few issues where it was a phantom stop. The problem was that there was dust in the connector for the cartridge and it caused the connection to break and without the cartridge it will not work. Another time it was because the brake was about a millimeter too far away from the blade.

Craig R. Patterson, CD
PLTW Teacher
Elkton High School
Elkton, Maryland
Topic: The Power Of Zero
Posted: Tuesday, January 14, 2014 9:35:52 AM
In my district, our lowest grade is a 50% - even if they do not turn in or attempt the assignment. Our grades are also broken down into 70% for summative assignments and 30% assignments. With the 50% rule, our students play the game of what they want to do or don't do. They will spend more time calculating what they have to do to pass the class or if they fail a marking period what they have to get the next to pass the semester. I feel it has made our students lazier.

Using a 50 as the lowest grade works in theory or for those students that care, but it makes the apathetic students more apathetic.

Craig R. Patterson, CD
PLTW Teacher
Elkton High School
Elkton, Maryland
Topic: colleges with woodworking programs?
Posted: Thursday, October 10, 2013 9:43:11 AM
I have been to Red Rocks Community College, and from what was said about Redwoods, it seems like RRCC is very similar. They consider themselves to be "fine art" with a woodworking emphasis. The projects that they turn out are amazing.

Craig R. Patterson, CD
PLTW Teacher
Elkton High School
Elkton, Maryland
Topic: Best worktable finish
Posted: Tuesday, February 05, 2013 10:48:01 AM
I have refinished tables that were really beat up before using a floor sander. It works so much quicker than a belt sander. I just put all of my table tops together on the foor and did them all at the same time. They came out really nice.

I have also just flipped the table tops over and plugged the holes from the vises with dowels and reinstalled the vises. It actually saved a lot of time. The underside of my tables were finished at the factory and it was in really good condition.

Craig R. Patterson, CD
PLTW Teacher
Elkton High School
Elkton, Maryland
Topic: How much of what do you buy?
Posted: Tuesday, February 05, 2013 10:42:22 AM
When I taught woodworking at my old school in Colorado, I would usually order the following:

5 gallons of titebond 2 glue (yearly)
case of biscuits #20, #10, #0 ( 2-3 years)
case of dowels ( 2- 3 years)
case of assorted Kreg screws (2-3 years)
case of sandpaper (2 - 3 years)
sanding discs for the random orbit sanders (yearly)
6 belts for our TimeSaver sander (yearly)
a barrel of precat mre lacquer (yearly)

I also order about 2500 bf Red Oak, 2000 bf Hard Maple, 2000 bf Cherry, 2000 bf Walnut, 2000 bf Alder and various others depending on prices.

I order about 50 sheets of 3/4", 1/2", and 1/4" Baltic Birch ply.

I also order about 60 - 75 sheets total of Red Oak, Maple, Cherry, Walnut, and Alder 3/4" ply.

Students would pay for the materials used, but I also had a $7,000 budget for materials and equipment (maintenance took care of paying for sharpening and repairs).

Craig R. Patterson, CD
PLTW Teacher
Elkton High School
Elkton, Maryland
Topic: Air Hose Article
Posted: Monday, May 14, 2012 1:45:41 PM
We had a ShopVac that the kids used to vacuum themselves off with.

Craig R. Patterson, CD
PLTW Teacher
Elkton High School
Elkton, Maryland
Topic: Dovetail Jig
Posted: Monday, May 14, 2012 1:42:31 PM
I had purchased the Leigh jig when I taught in Colorado and loved it.

Craig R. Patterson, CD
PLTW Teacher
Elkton High School
Elkton, Maryland

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