Dylan engraved his logo on the side of the Charging Station. He created the logo on paper, then transferred the design using carbon paper and finally used a wood brurner to finish his project.
Kristen is a former student of Midland Secondary School. She graduated in 2010 and she worked for a year to save enough money to attend Georgian College, Barrie campus, this year. Second only to Curling, woodworking has always been one of Kristen’s passions. She excelled for four years in the Construction Technology program at MSS.
Recently, Kristen came back to MSS to talk to the current class about her Cabinet Making Techniques course at Georgian. She said that “I was well prepared for the course because of what I learned at MSS”. Topics that the presentation covered included: what types of projects were completed in the course, drafting components, extended learning (spraying techniques) and time and money commitment.
The MSS Tech. Department is very proud of Kristen and wish her the best of luck in the future.
It has been 4 months since my last post “Gone Fishing”. Honestly, I was not fishing just busy updating the Blog “Grade 10″ and adding resources for students (i.e. pencasts in Grade 10_Unit 2_ Task 2).
An update on the fish hut, it is finished and is waiting for ice. I will ask Darrin to take some photos.
We have another great start to the year with Construction classes in Grade 10 (Mr. Haughton), 11 and 12 double credit (Mr. Balabuck). Photos to come.
Finally, I have upload some Pencasts to help you with Unit 2_ Technical Drawing. Pencasts are PDF’s that have audio embedded. I will walk you through all the tasks for this unit. A warning, I have a melodic and soothing voice that may make you drowsy.
The hut measures 6′ x 6″ x 7′ high. He used pressure treated 2″ x 4″ for the base and 2″ x 2″ wall studs to keep the weight down.
The second photo shows the interior of the hut without the seats. Unique to this design is the conventional hole in the centre with two smaller holes to increase the chances of landing the big one!
Darren is putting the finishing touches on at home to get it ready for December. This will include a:
I mean Kyle. Not really sure what Hawaii 5-0 has to do with a book shelf, but it sounds cool. Kyle designed and constructed this book shelf from solid pine for the case and shelves. He used pine veneer sheet stock for the back.
This is the third outhouse built in the Grade 11/12 Construction class in as many years. The design came from Mr. Woodley (King of the Outhouse: self-proclaimed). In the photograph you may notice that the studs are turned sideways to maximize space.
Other unique features are the inclusion of pressure treated floor joists, floor and lined seat to ensure many happy years use. The bench seat is made for 2″ solid pine and the customer provided a transparent toilet seat that pops with embeded sea shells (remeber the customer is always right ;0).