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Second to Last Session: New Tools and Self Direction!

Elephant (Spring 2017)Amanda SimonsComment

Today was the second-to-last session of Thursday After School, and we all started with our best game faces. At the beginning of the afternoon, our elephant that feeds a squirrel to a peanut was in bits and pieces and seriously needed some critical thinking skills and hard work. The bad news, though, everyone had a really long and tiring day today. It was so hard to stay on task and get things done! The good news is that we stuck to it and made some serious progress. 

Welding Week 5: Project Time!

Welding (Spring 2017)Brendon BellComment

In our past classes we learned how to weld a single bead, weld multiple pieces of metal together, cut, bend, and drill metal and much more. Today we put all those skills to practice and had the entire class time to work on our creative projects!

What began as simple design sketches are now taking shape! 

Sometimes the easiest way to make something fit is to file a piece down. 

Drilling holes for screws is one of the most effective ways to attach our metal creations to other materials like wood.

Onward my steely compatriots!

Onward my steely compatriots!

Looking forward to next week and perfecting our new skills as we continue to create epic metal masterpieces! 

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