Sure am walking on cloud nine right now. Inherited the old wood shop in the high school that hasn't been used for about 3 years for a specific woods class. You can imagine the condition of it and the equipment!
Have a class of 20 students, I know, a lot of kids, but am not going to
"cut" anyone at this time. Purchased and today unpacked four JET minis,
bought them from HUT for $339.00, three of them came with kits and
bushings and equipment for making 10 pens, one came with equipment
and such for making calls.
Purchased from Sears two plunge routers and three scroll saws. School
started for the students Tuesday, we have cleaned every shelf and
restacked wood according to size and thrown out junk wood.
Repositioned band saws, drill presses, radial arm saws, table saws, planer
and jointer as well as work benches.
Today I assigned three groups of three boys to each cabinet, clean out
entirely and next week will paint and reconfigure and build shelves
according to our needs. Hope to lag screw down the lathes and scroll
saws next week and when we do, will post a picture. Will be hooking my
computer up to the projector and showing pictures of your work to
further encourage my students to strive for success and actually what
successful work looks like. Sorry for rambling, just passionate.
I would rather turn on a lathe
than turn the other cheek.