This will be our advisory project for the next six weeks. It will be a challenge, but it will keep the 8th graders occupied for their final days in our middle school. If all goes well each of the 16 students will gain some experience and they will each get to take home a pretty cool looking antique truck made from walnut, oak and birch wood. We may even see it displayed at their graduation party in about four years! (Click photo for a larger image. We will be using the larger image to see the details as we build this 16 inch long truck.)
Galyn Wiemers is the middle school shop teacher at Dallas Center-Grimes Middle School in Dallas Center, Iowa. Mr. Wiemers' classes in the shop consist of an introductory class for sixth graders, 18 modules for seventh grade that include industrial and technological projects and a nine week woodworking class where each eighth grader builds an end table from oak.