Notices

High School Shop Class Build

Old 11-03-2016, 10:38 AM
  #121  
Admirals Club Admiral's Club Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Alabama
Posts: 585
Likes: 0
Received 91 Likes on 44 Posts
Default Donation

I appreciate the offer but our projects belong to students and teachers. We always have plenty to work on.
Old 11-03-2016, 12:35 PM
  #122  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Columbia, SC
Posts: 270
Likes: 0
Received 54 Likes on 31 Posts
Default

Great thread.


I would have gotten SO much more out of high school had I had an opportunity like this.


Instead, I sat bored to death doodling during Spanish which I've never ever used!
Old 11-03-2016, 01:21 PM
  #123  
Admirals Club Admiral's Club Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Alabama
Posts: 585
Likes: 0
Received 91 Likes on 44 Posts
Default Paint

Going to put the paint on tomorrow. Finishing up the Honda bracket and power tilt. Installed a new bilge pump and anchor light on a fellow teachers boat.
Attached Images    
Old 11-03-2016, 05:57 PM
  #124  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Hooksett, NH
Posts: 1,696
Received 97 Likes on 56 Posts
Default

I'm hoping you keep this thread alive with more future HS projects........This website needs more positive energy like these kids

Keepum Comin'
Old 11-04-2016, 06:55 AM
  #125  
Admirals Club Admiral's Club Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: Upstate SC
Posts: 147
Received 20 Likes on 17 Posts
Default

This is a great thread. Wish I could have been involved in something like this when I was in school.
Old 11-04-2016, 01:48 PM
  #126  
Admirals Club Admiral's Club Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Alabama
Posts: 585
Likes: 0
Received 91 Likes on 44 Posts
Default Paint

Still making head way on the console. Put two good coats of paint on . Monday we will wet sand and put on the final two coats
Attached Images     
Old 11-08-2016, 02:24 PM
  #127  
Admirals Club Admiral's Club Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Alabama
Posts: 585
Likes: 0
Received 91 Likes on 44 Posts
Default Got a little done

We have really been hitting the books hard to take the Briggs and Stratton certification test. We did get some things done so far this week. Quick carb build on a stihl weed eater.Installed new fuel gauge on a Sea Pro and replaced some bad wires on a Sea Ray.
We have just about finished the sanding on the first two coats of blue on the Carlson and wiring up the Honda 90 to try and run it this week.
Attached Images       

Last edited by tillman; 11-08-2016 at 02:53 PM.
Old 11-08-2016, 02:41 PM
  #128  
DN
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location:
Posts: 483
Received 8 Likes on 6 Posts
Default

This thread makes me smile.
Old 11-09-2016, 04:21 PM
  #129  
Admirals Club Admiral's Club Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Alabama
Posts: 585
Likes: 0
Received 91 Likes on 44 Posts
Default Shop Time

They put the foot on with the shifter in forward and the foot in reverse. Back off it comes.
What do you do when its your girlfriends birthday and you are 15 with no money. You make her a heart plaque in shop class with scrap metal. Looks great if I must say so.Final wash on the boat before the final two coats of paint and a carb rebuild on a 4 wheeler.
Attached Images     
Old 11-11-2016, 04:55 AM
  #130  
Senior MemberCaptains Club MemberPLEDGER
 
Join Date: May 2003
Location: Brielle, NJ
Posts: 1,819
Received 95 Likes on 59 Posts
Default

Love the kid with the heart plaque!
Hope his girl liked it.
Old 11-11-2016, 11:14 AM
  #131  
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: S.W. Washington State
Posts: 65
Received 7 Likes on 6 Posts
Default

I loved auto and metal shop in HS...looked forward to it every day.

Great thread.
Old 11-11-2016, 02:10 PM
  #132  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2015
Location: South Carolina
Posts: 556
Received 143 Likes on 103 Posts
Default

Originally Posted by RipTideBBQ View Post
What a great thread! Am I the only one that thinks this looks very similar to the Hewes lapstrake hulls? You've got some lucky students.
That's what I thought it was before he said the brand
Old 11-11-2016, 02:36 PM
  #133  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Posts: 7,682
Received 313 Likes on 221 Posts
Default

wish all kids had access to this kind of real life experience, hands on stuff, sure would help them choose a career
Old 11-13-2016, 08:39 PM
  #134  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2015
Posts: 265
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default

Great work..
Old 11-14-2016, 04:52 PM
  #135  
Admirals Club Admiral's Club Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Alabama
Posts: 585
Likes: 0
Received 91 Likes on 44 Posts
Default Finally

The students put two coats on then wet sanded and blocked then two more coats wet sanded and blocked . I sprayed the last three coats today. They will wet sand and buff Thursday.
Attached Images   
Old 11-15-2016, 06:34 PM
  #136  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Derry, NH
Posts: 209
Received 8 Likes on 7 Posts
Default

It's looking great.
Old 11-16-2016, 01:09 AM
  #137  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Posts: 1,134
Likes: 0
Received 162 Likes on 94 Posts
Default

I am in Orange Beach and own a Yacht Management company, if you need help with purchasing parts or materials at a discount let me know. I will do so at cost. I went to the Vo-tech school in Robertsdale for two years of welding and loved it.
Old 11-16-2016, 08:13 AM
  #138  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2016
Posts: 966
Likes: 0
Received 57 Likes on 36 Posts
Default

This thread is awesome. Absolutely awesome.
Old 11-16-2016, 01:31 PM
  #139  
Admirals Club Admiral's Club Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2016
Location: Hampton, VA
Posts: 1,456
Received 1,354 Likes on 599 Posts
Default

Great thread! I gotta say I have put to use far more of what I learned in my high school shop classes (welding and small engines) than I did with what I learned in three semesters of calculus in college.


Question: What are the tags that they all have pinned to their shirts?
Old 11-16-2016, 05:08 PM
  #140  
Admirals Club Admiral's Club Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Alabama
Posts: 585
Likes: 0
Received 91 Likes on 44 Posts
Default Getting done

Thanks doradohunter will do. If you are familiar with Saunders and Middleton Marine. They both hire my students as mechanic apprentice. We finished the bottom and transom today. Wet sanded with 500 then 800 then1000 then 2000 then 3000 and buffed with 3m compound and hand waxed. The reason we put on 7 coats is because with the students learing I didn't want them to sand through the paint. Doing the sides tomorrow and will flip it on Friday if all goes well. The carb on the bottom was on a mower brought in for repair today and the guy said it was running and just quit. I am not sure he is telling the complete truth LOL.
Attached Images      

Last edited by tillman; 11-16-2016 at 06:12 PM.

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information -

Copyright © 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.