Tuesday, September 18, 2012
The woodworking extracurricular is receiving hands-on experience working with table saws, miter saws, drills and routers along with a variety of other power tools. The 12 students in the course all go through a two week training that covers safety procedures and techniques. But this after school activity is not just an exercise in operating power tools, it is to build and sell their products. Teague is emphasizing the importance of completing projects, not just building them. That means putting the finishing touches on everything they do so that people would want to purchase them... and that is the end goal. At the end of the nine weeks, an on campus auction will take place where staff will have an opportunity to own the pieces created in the program. Examples of items that will be up for purchase include bag games (popular in tailgating), magazine racks, and book shelves. Beyond these projects, Teague also using the time after school to address maintenance needs on the dorms.