Wednesday, March 12, 2008

The 5th and 6th grade students started a sloyd project today, making thread winders. What can you use thread winders for today? Gone are the days in which most people made their own clothes, but it is useful to be reminded of those days as we learn skills that may come into play in designing our futures.

Clear Spring senior Dylan Seneca has been doing an internship with me learning skills and business in the wood shop. One of his projects has been to develop toy top making as a possible business venture. Today we took complete step-by-step photos of Dylan's process leading to the point at which the tip is cut, freeing it from the lathe. The bottom photo shows the progress in Dylan's work from his first attempt to one he turned on the lathe today.

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous4:53 AM

    Good for Dylan! And good for you, as you pass the torch.