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Mr. Arpaia from East Hartford CT is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

New Lathe Projects

Help me give my students new projects to learn to make on the lathe. These new project kits like yoyos, screwdriver sets, cheese planes, and magnifying glasses will provide a new level of difficulty for the students.

  • $602 goal

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My Students

My students are creative individuals that have a common goal of wanting to create something. Everyone comes from different backgrounds and has different life experiences, so often times my students that are more experienced in working with their hands can help other students.

Woodworking has a way of bringing students together and letting them shine in their own way.

They benefit from seeing the practical application of math skills and improve critical thinking.

My students look forward to moving on from high school, and continuing their education in a college or vocational/trade training program.

My Project

The YoYo kits, screwdriver kits, cheese planes, and magnifying glass sets are new and exciting projects for my students to turn on the lathe. Students will make these projects after learning how to turn pens on mini lathes.

Turning objects on a lathe takes a lot of attention to detail and patience.

Teaching patience is a daunting task, especially in a woodworking class where it is so necessary.

These projects inspire other students to take a woodworking course and learn how to make something. When students share something they have made in school, it can be a moment of pride for them and help promote technology education.

Mr. Arpaia
Grades 9-12
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Legacy Woodturning, Yo-Yo Project Kit - Chrome 8 Pack • Amazon Business $36.99 3 $110.97
Legacy Woodturning, Fancy Baseball Bat Pen Kit - Gold 10 Pack, Project Kit for Wood Turning • Amazon Business $34.99 3 $104.97
Legacy Woodturning, Stainless Steel Cheese Plane Project Kit 6 Pack • Amazon Business $25.99 4 $103.96
Legacy Woodturning, Magnifier Project Kit - Gold 4 Pack • Amazon Business $31.99 3 $95.97
Legacy Woodturning, Multi Tool Pen Project Kit - Chrome 4 Pack • Amazon Business $28.99 2 $57.98

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