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Kiowa County High School Shop Projects

Listing #3866   Listed on: 04/30/2012

Company Name: USD 422 Kiowa County

Contact Name:   Peter Kern
Student Projects from Kiowa County High School (formerly Greensburg High School)
Most of the pictures are from an open house display from today. We took a number of project to the Western Kansas Technology Fair last weekend and did pretty well. We won the best Freshman Project, best Sophomore Project, best Multi-pupil project, and Most Oustanding Program. This is the first time we have been to the fair since the tornado in 2007. We have had some pretty nice stuff the last few years, but it just hasn't been done in time for the fair. The multi-pupil project that won was a five piece living room set my first hour class of 5 kids built for our new Senior center in 2 months. We also had a multi-pupil entry for the cabinets we build for the shop the first 5 weeks of the year after we had gone through safety. Last summer we finished an addition that doubled the size of the woodshop and has a nice area for a future metal shop, but right now it is storage. If anyone saw the pictures I posted a few years ago of the Greensburg shop, you know how much we needed the addition. I will update our shop gallery stuff soon. It has been a long road, but we are finally back and it is awesome.

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Outstanding Program Award

 
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Senior Center Group Project

 
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Senior Center Group Project

 
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Senior Center Group Project

 
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Senior Center Group Project

 
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Senior Center Group Project

 
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Award for the best Multi-Pupil project for the senior center furniture

 
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TV Stand

 
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TV Stand

 
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TV Stand

 
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Trunk

 
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Table with a ways to go. The best part of this table no one will ever see, but the legs are dovetail dadoed into the pedestal.

 
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Freshman Girl's Table that won best freshman project

 
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Freshman Girl's table that won best freshman project.

 
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Table

 
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Night Stands

 
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These are some kitchen cabinets a senior boy is making for his house. He has a ways to go yet.

 
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This is a Junior girl's project. It is a set of cabinets for their kitchen at home. We don't have the adjustable feet on them yet.

 
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Kitchen Cabinets

 
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Kitchen Cabinets

 
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Grenade Coozy

 
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Porch Glider

 
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This was supposed to be for a fish tank/coffee table, then for maybe a lizard or something.

 
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ET Center

 
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ET Center

 
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Entertainment Center

 
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end tables

 
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DVD carousel

 
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dresser

 
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Powercat coffee table

 
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bowl

 
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bowl

 
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bench

 
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Bed

 
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Bed

 
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Armoire not complete yet

 
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Best Sophomore Project

 
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Best Sophomore Project

 
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Miter Saw Before

 
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Miter Saw After

 
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Classroom Before

 
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Classroom After

 
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Table Saw Before

 
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Table Saw After

 
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Table Saw Before

 
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Table Saw After

 
Viewer Comments:


Posted By: M Clark     [05/01/2012]
Great stuff. Staff and students should be bustin' their buttons with pride. Skill's they will have for a lifetime whether they become woodworking pros or not.


Posted By: JTmac     [05/04/2012]
Nice stuff. I'm just curious how you get away with having a Sawstop and a Powermatic in the same school shop? What's going to happen if one of your kids gets hurt on the PM?


Posted By: Peter Kern     [05/07/2012]
In Kansas there is no regulation that says you have to have a SawStop yet. You may be surprised at the number of shops without a Sawstop or running one of two like us. We got the Sawstop to replace our older Powermatic that had been pulled out and in use since the tornado. The newer Powermatic was donated by WMH Toolgroup after the tornado, so it is basically brand new. After having the Sawstop for a year and realizing the weight lifted off my shoulders with students running it, I will be asking to replace the Powermatic for next year. It is pretty cheap when you figure the cost of a finger. Thanks for the comments.


Posted By: Chris Harpe     [05/29/2012]
Really nice work and an impressive shop. Surprised to see the young lady working in the shop without having her long hair restrained though. After 30 years plus in industry and shop, I have seen a couple of ugly things happen with long hair and loose clothing.


Posted By: Jim Mullen     [05/30/2012]
Excellent quality! Congratulations to all participants on jobs well done!



Posted By: Larry     [05/30/2012]
Good to see kids learning to use their hands. Nice work guys.


Posted By: Kyle     [06/06/2012]
Nice work to all involved. Being from Kansas I would have to say that the Powercat table is awesome, actually they all are. Good job and keep up the excellent work. Go State!!!!

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