Saturday, May 06, 2017


Yesterday I had a small team of woodworking volunteers to begin preparing the new ESSA woodshop for classes. We began by cleaning and hauling out construction debris and sorting through useful scrap and then began building supports and storage for various tools along the north and west walls. We will continue that today.

The work benches will arrive  from Lee Valley on Tuesday, and I received word from Woodcraft that turning tools are being shipped. Other important power tools will begin arriving a week from Monday.

While our tool storage stands are not the finest craftsmanship, we've been able to build them quickly using scrap 2 x 4's that were salvaged from crating materials used to transport the metal roofing to the site.

Students of all ages, pre-K through grave, need the opportunity that the hands provide.  Our need to be engaged in learning through doing real things, is essential. I thank our volunteers for helping the new ESSA woodshop be ready to serve.

Make, fix, create, and increase the likelihood that others learn likewise.

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