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Woodshop takes safety first into account

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How do you keep so many kids safe when you have such a dangerous class? Woodshop at Gull Lake High School is a class that you can make your own projects–for example: tables, cabinets, desks, nightstands, lawn chairs, rocking chairs and many other choices.

Because of the many hazards that accompany this course, students must complete and pass a series of safety tests before they are allowed to begin their trimester projects.

Graphic by Reflection staff

“We go over all the safety tests at the beginning of each trimester. I am also constantly checking around the room for anything you guys need help with, and I am making sure I don’t see or hear anything wrong,” said Gull Lake High School woodshop teacher Ron Blackburn.

According to Woodworkers Guild of America, there are an estimated that 39,750 injuries a year on just the table saw alone.

Blackburn said he  started woodworking when he was about eight years old. His father was also a woodshop teacher.

“I loved building stuff with his scrap wood,” Blackburn said.

Blackburn said he was interested in teaching woodshop because in high school he r enjoyed the hands on aspect.

“I grew up building wood projects with my dad,” Blackburn said.

 


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