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Wednesday's Marks and Cuts

Nathan Savoy

Things are moving right along in Wednesday open shop. After a week away from the space we are all thankful for the meaningful time dedicated to our designing phase. The individual drawings help remind us of where we left off as well as conceptualize what is the next necessary step in our building process. This allowed the majority of this group to jump right back into working where they left off last week. As these young builders become more comfortable with the tools' capabilities- their imaginations and desired outcomes really take off!

Brandin drills holes for a compass he's constructing from a scrap piece of wood that will help him draw out the Brandin drills holes for a compass he's constructing from a scrap piece of wood that will help him draw out the "ribs" for his model dog. 

The boys take a break form cutting circles on the bandsaw to take in a lesson from Josh on how this tool received it's name and what's going inside the machine that really makes it work.

Interested in the saw's history and operation, Giovanni, Mason and Gabriel gather around. 

The shop's easy to follow form caters to these young independent builders and helps keep the session flowing right along.

This session was full of lots of marking and cutting as we prepared for the next stages of assembly. 

Brandin marks out quadrants where he'll thread body contours on the ribs for his dog

Mason Mason "Master Measurer" shows incredible laser focus and precision when it comes to making marks! "Measure twice, mark once", what a motto!

This week we welcome, Ruari! Who comes ready with a design for a Halloween sign. A perfect project to receive basic tool training with the guidance of an experienced collaborator.

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