Friday, October 08, 2010

busy day at ESSA

 My knife and whittling class went well at ESSA today. We carved our first spoons and shaped knife blanks for making spoon carving knives and sloyd knives. My student's hands are worn out from the work, but their strength will build. First time work is seldom your best work, but all students enjoyed the day and learned a great deal as you can see in the photos at left.

Tomorrow, we will be joined by professional tool maker Larry Williams for his demonstration on how to heat treat high speed steel. He is an expert.

On the subject of education, have you all heard of the "Rubber Rooms" in the New York City Public School System?

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I have indeed heard of the "rubber rooms." When unions won't allow firing of incompetent teachers, it hurts all of us who are/were union teachers.

Mario