Stairs, Dec. 12, 2013

Welcome to my 100th post.  I have managed to keep it up.  I hope some of you appreciate it and my time is not wasted.  I really appreciate comments and questions; then I know the blog is being read!

Only a few days left in the Stairs module, and therefore only a few days left in your program of study and therefore, only a few days left until you graduate!!  Hooray!!

Of course some of you will be finishing the module and will have a few credits to make up….no problem, we will be there to help you get through those last competencies.  AND, of course, there is still the Stairs exam to pass.  Remember that there is very little tolerance for error, so if you need clarification, don’t be afraid to ask…..

A little housekeeping…….

-for those of you who have elected to do the forklift certification – be advised that if you are not in Stairs, you will be marked absent, please verify you have not gone over your 20%…..I expect you to join us when you have finished the forklift training session.  On Friday, you will start class with us in Stairs and perform your practical session for the forklift when Stephane requires you.  If time runs out, I will come in early on Monday to observe you for this certification exam.  We will clarify expectations in class.

-for those who need remedial/retakes, make sure you know where and when you will need to be next week.

-Stairs exams start at 3 pm sharp on Tuesday the 17th.

-everyone needs to come in on the 19th to verify your information so that the graduation papers can be prepared.  Please be at the centre before 10 am so that this can be accomplished and we can shake your hand and say goodbye.  Anyone who has some modules to repeat needs to come in also so you can make arrangements with Alice.  She will only be available in the morning, so don’t delay.

A couple of photos in the “table” series…..


A typical glue up after the individual boards have be prepared.  Because the table will be in two halves of 24″, and due to the fact that my planner will handle only 14″, I have to do this in two parts and glue them together to get the 24″.

Next I prepare the other half (background)  and the blanks for the legs off the pedestal (on the first half in the foreground)



The two halves are finished and the leaves are on top….the initial shape of the round table is cut with a jig saw in preparation for the final precise circle is cut.  In the back, on the lathe is the pedestal with 2 coats of finish on it.  It’s easy to put the finish on it when it is still on the lathe.



Next post, cutting the perfect circle….



About jhcarpentry

I am a teacher in the Construction Carpentry Program at the Chateauguay Valley Career Education Centre (CVCEC) for the New Frontiers School board. This blog is a way for me to connect with my students.
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2 Responses to Stairs, Dec. 12, 2013

  1. marc robidoux says:

    you are the mr. chips of the school board. your table project looks excellent!!

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