Where Can a 11th grader get a grant for my never updated 62 year old high school shop classcomments (24) October 4th, 2012 in Shop Tours
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Hi I relocated to Iroquois High School this year as a 11th grader my old shop class was huge and had safe machinary. Now im at Iroquois in Ny and its a mess the table saw, bandsaw, lathes, router, planer, jointer, and drill press are from the 1950's. The radial arm saw is from black&Decker at least 25 years old and extremely unsafe. Half of the hand power tools are so loud and scary for people no one uses the tools. All of the screwdrivers and other misc tools have missing parts making them not usable and the cabinets are filled with mostly unidentfiliable tool parts that looks like junk. Now since I have had shop class all the way through High school I don't have to make the bird house, tool box, etc... My project is to inventory and totaly organize the shop. After seeing the danger of things I have seen like the cluttered paths and kick back with the table saw do to the opsolete blade guard. It's clear to me that for the sake of the shopclass to countinue for years to come and the saftey of students the shop needs the money necissary for the shop to be overhauled. The sad thing is the the interest in shopclass is there but sports/gym are always the priority for people so the shopclass is always last and in my oppinion not even on the schools budget list. Please if anyone can help my school it's places like this. I will take some photos of the shop and post them.
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