Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Small cabinets, day 2...

This was my second day of class, making small cabinets at ESSA. The students have determined the sizes of their small cabinets, and are involved in cutting the bridle joints for the doors. Each student has chosen a particular type of corner joint that they wanted to learn by the end of class, so each cabinet will involve variations of the students' choosing, including size and choice of woods.

I have been too busy to read or write in the blog, so if you want you can dig deep and catch up on the earlier posts about Educational Sloyd. Sloyd was a system of woodworking education, that recognized the clear relationship between the development of character and intellect. If we've become a nation stressed over lack of character, and saddened by stupidity, Educational Sloyd offers a means of getting a handle on things. Take Finland, for example where Sloyd training is compulsory and students by the time they are in 8th grade lead the world in reading, science and math, and while most speak three languages even though having almost no homework and the most recess of any nation in Europe. Type Sloyd in the search block at upper left and see what comes up, or scroll down to the right and find the link to my published articles scanned from print.

Make, fix and create...

1 comment:

Mario Núñez said...

Ah. Wish I was there.

Mario