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Mr. Barbercheck from Republic MI is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Just a Little Bits Route-y

My students need clamps, screw-driving bits with organized storage, and some of woodworkings most powerful tools: two routers, with accessories.

  • $1,498 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students walk in ready to deliver and take on the tasks of the class. When they are all here, I can confidently say, "All of my favorite students are here today," as they boast about who, if any, is the actual favorite.

I teach at a K-12 school where students readily accept one another as they are.

Their camaraderie impresses me daily and allows us to dive deep into authentic learning experiences. My students' exposure to opportunities is limited in our distant, rural setting. As a result, the students love novel, new information, and are filled with curiosity.

My Project

Many have said, "a wood-shop never has enough clamps," especially one full of multiple, ongoing projects at one time. There is no worse feeling than not having enough clamps.

You've been here: you have your drill, you're empowered, ready to knock out your weekend task of repairing your picnic table.

Then, you can't find a #3 Phillips bit or a T25 torx bit or a #1 square bit to save your life, let alone save the picnic table.

Let's change scenes: you see a wall decoration hanging up at a friend's house. Maybe it's a fish clock, a wooden moose head with decorative antlers, or I don't know, an outline of your favorite place, like Michigan's Upper Peninsula ; )

You bring the wall decoration down to the school Industrial Arts lab and a student traces the outline, creates a template, and duplicates the design while thinking about grain direction, material properties, as well as feeds and speeds. They use a tool called a router, with a flush trim bit to cut everything exactly how it should be.

Our students recently received a donation of router tables and need the routers requested to take full advantage of the donated router tables for template routing activities and more.

Our students will use the clamps in every day projects to help glue up jewelry boxes and cutting boards.

Students are constantly using bits for Phillips head screws, square head screws and more. Students are also constantly looking for these bits around the shop. Students will use the Bosch custom bit case system to sort, and sustain (5S) the location of these bits.

Having clamps and bits when you need them, PLUS improved router capabilities would make your classroom experience one where you may just, as some already have, lose track of time.

Mr. Barbercheck
Grades 9-12
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Bessey KRK2450 K Body REVO Fixed Jaw Parallel Clamp Kit + FREE Clamp Rack • Amazon Business $346.45 1 $346.45
DEWALT DW618 2-1/4 HP Electronic Variable-Speed Fixed-Base Router • Amazon Business $151.76 1 $151.76
DEWALT DW618 2-1/4 HP Electronic Variable-Speed Fixed-Base Router • Amazon Business $151.76 1 $151.76
TK16195739T 24-Piece Carbon Steel Tap and Die Set with 14 to 12 Size Range • Grainger $129.98 1 $129.98
Bosch RA1165 Under-Table Router Base with Above-Table Hex Key • Amazon Business $52.00 2 $104.00
Whiteside Router Bits 1101 Straight Bit with 2-Inch Cutting Diameter and 1-1/4-Inch Cutting Length • Amazon Business $61.05 1 $61.05
Whiteside Router Bits 1101 Straight Bit with 2-Inch Cutting Diameter and 1-1/4-Inch Cutting Length • Amazon Business $61.05 1 $61.05
Bosch CCSPHV208 8Piece Impact Tough Phillips 2 In. Power Bits with Clip for Custom Case System • Amazon Business $8.49 5 $42.45
Whiteside Router Bits RFT2100 1/4-Inch Diameter Spiral Flush Trim Up Cut • Amazon Business $40.09 1 $40.09
Whiteside Router Bits 2715 Combination Flush Trim Bit with Top and Bottom Bearing • Amazon Business $34.08 1 $34.08
Bosch CCSCM Medium Case for Custom Case System (Case Only) • Amazon Business $4.99 5 $24.95
Bosch ITPH2215 15 Pc. Impact Tough 2 In. Phillips #2 Power Bits • Amazon Business $14.80 1 $14.80
Bosch CCSNSV17804 4Piece 1-7/8 In. Nutsetters with Clip for Custom Case System • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Bosch CCSPH2208 8Piece Impact Tough Phillips P2 2 In. Power Bits with Clip for Custom Case System • Amazon Business $8.49 1 $8.49
Bosch CCSDETV2504 4Piece Torx 2.5 In. Double-Ended Bits with Clip for Custom Case System • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Bosch CCSDESQV2504 4Piece Square 2.5 In. Double-Ended Bits with Clip for Custom Case System • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Bosch CCSDEV2504 4Piece Phillips, Square & Torx 2.5 In. Double-Ended Bits with Clip for Custom Case System • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Bosch CCSDEPHV2504 4Piece Impact Tough Phillips 2.5 In. Double-Ended Bits with Clip for Custom Case System • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99

Materials cost

$1,211.86

Vendor shipping charges

$13.00

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$18.18

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$1,273.04

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$224.65

Total project goal

$1,497.69

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$1,497.69

4 Donors

-$1,480.05

Donations toward project cost

-$1,273.04

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$207.01

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$17.64

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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