Wednesday, August 12, 2009

assembled... now you can see

Now with some time spent in assembly, you can see what I've been working on. Tomorrow I will do the assembly of the remaining tables do final sanding and begin applying a Danish oil finish.

Richard Bazeley, shop teacher from down under sent a link to an article about text addicted kids making more mistakes. They have faster, more impulsive response time, but suffer in the area of accuracy. The article, Text-addict kids 'make more mistakes' is from The Age published in Australia.

One of the things I've noticed is that many kids no longer want instruction. They just try stuff until something works... That can be OK if there are no real consequences to their behavior...


  1. Nice work, Doug.

    I also appreciate that your shop is a mess. It makes me feel a little less alone.

  2. My shop has been a mess for some time now. One of the things I need to do now that the tables are nearly done is a thorough cleaning. And I need to get rid of some stuff. That is the hard part.

  3. In re: text-addict kids, it is what I often call the "ready-fire-aim" syndrome...

  4. Ready fire, aim seems to be happening across the board. American politics is a great (though very disturbing) example of it. If you don't have real ammo for your weapon of choice, just make something up and fire that.