Everyone has a place in this life, but finding it can be difficult. Last trimester, “Alli” found her passion in woodshop. On a 1 hour project, Joe spent 8. She couldn’t stop and I didn’t get in her way. By the time the class ended, Alli had made a cutting board, a bird house with her initial and was looking for a new challenge.
Alli might be exceptional but there are many junior high students who relish the opportunity to use their hands as well as their brains; to make a bowl appear where there was once a block of wood or to discover they have potential when they thought they had none.
This machine will allow students to sand curves and holes with ease and speed. I continue to look for projects that the kids can do that will increase what their shop experience will be. I see an oscillating sander and a needed component to our shop.
With the sander, the kids will be able to finish projects to a higher level and finish then they have been able to do in the past.
I love woodworking and am trying to get Junior high students excited about something else besides what's on their phones or on their computers. Hopefully giving them a new hobby for life!
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