Tuesday, August 04, 2009

Class pictures

There's nothing like the satisfaction of finishing your first woodworking project. In the case of this current class that meets on Saturday mornings, the project is a cutting board.

Even though it looks like a pretty simple thing to build, there is a lot going on, and they're learning skills that they probably don't even realize they're learning, like how to square up a board, or how to properly glue things together.

Is it goofy to comment about how proud they look? I think they all did a great job.

Unlike this recent story of gluing things together, this class did a superb job of not only choosing their material, but finishing their boards, too.

The maker of this board put a juice groove around the perimeter. Even though it looks very simple, it took him an extra couple of hours to machine this, using a router with an edge guide.

When the boards are close to being finished, there's an intensity in the air.

Since I'm not much of a morning person, I wondered what it would be like to teach Saturday morning class.

Honestly, these students are so laid back, it's a joy to meet and work with them.


John Eugster said...

Hiya Jamie, as I'm recovering from the anethsia (sp) after my "procedure" I was looking through your blog -- very nice work your class did on the cutting boards. I'm sure you're feeling pleased and satisfied. See you at the next meet-up -- John

Krystal Hosmer of Solsisters said...

HI Jamie!

My boyfriend wants to take your class for his birthday. When's the next session start?