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Boomer
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 17 10 9:27 pm    Post subject: Vo-tech Builds Reply with quote

Ringers
Every once in a while I post pics of what the students
are building in welding class. I had to give the final
practical exam, and had some time to take some
pics of their projects. The kids love to see their
projects on the net, and what the guys on the ring
think about them

Fire boxes
Door knockers for the local drug enforcement
An aluminum bridge
Crane for the shop

Thanks guys

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 17 10 9:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Everything looks Geat , Boomer !!!!
Those kids are really showing some Talent !!!!
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 17 10 10:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

erniesshop

Thanks allot erniesshop, the kids love your comments
and they do work hard.


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 17 10 10:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow Boomer, I'm a Red Seal Journeyman Welder, I am also a Canadian Welding Bureau Certified Welding Inspector. equivalent AWS QC 1.
I have been in this trade for 29 years and you can tell them their workmanship is absolutely 100%. Very Impressive.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 17 10 10:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Boomer, your class did one fine job on the fab work. When are they gonna build you a pig cooker? Wink
My favorite is the box with the boy fishin'.
Reminds me of k.a.m.'s avatar. Laughing Laughing Laughing
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 18 10 12:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

evo

Very impressive credentials my friend, the
kids will get a kick out of your pat on the back

Thanks allot

Jarhead
Thanks for the kind words but is is not my class
it is Mr. Bradleys. I substitute and go help every
Friday. It does look like k.a.m's avatar now that
you mentioned it. My old place of work has donated
over 150 tons of steel over the last 5 years for the kids
projects.
As far as the cooker they did build one a while back
along with a very large ABT maker. And might I add
they are very proud of the cooker. It was made by all
the shops welding, auto body and electric. Kids wanted
to show thanks for helping them out.
They sure did that in SPADES.
They have even made it bigger over the years'
with a bigger wood box and crane to load the
3 burner gas stove we made and the three 100 lb
propane tanks.

We are very proud of the young men
Smile Smile Smile Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 18 10 12:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Boomer, I'll trade you my ex-wife and my dog (maybe not Wink ) for that cooker. That is B-E-A-U-T-I-F-U-L ..........
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 18 10 12:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jarhead

Have been laughing for the last 10 minutes after reading
your post. I know dogs are very important to us Ringers
wouldn't dream of taking him. As far as the ex, the cooker
never really gave me anything near the trouble that women
have over the past 40 years.

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 18 10 2:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hey Boomer That is so close to a pit I built a few years back except mine is a 12 shelf roto. I hope your students consider B Pressure.
A career in pipeline welding is pretty cool.




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PostPosted: Sun Apr 18 10 5:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

evo

I was going to build a rotisserie but allot of people
I talked to thought I should go the way we did,

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 18 10 5:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Boomer...WOW you got some talented kids there my friend. I guess with the teacher they have makes sense! All the best and tell'em they did great.

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P.S. Would they build me a reverse flow smoker as a project?
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 18 10 5:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

jeepdad
Thanks allot I know they will appreciate the nice things
you said. They need a couple of them slaps on the back
seems they you don't get allot of respect in our area if
you don't go to college
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 18 10 8:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Awesome workmanship by the students!
I'm blown away with every project you
posted!!!


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 18 10 11:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

BluzQue

We just had a cook-out yesterday, I saw where a
guy took an old steam kettle from a kitchen and made
a BBQ grill out of it. I took some pics in and showed the
students and they did the same thing with a kettle
that the culinary class was getting rid of.

And thanks allot BLuz they will love the
attention and praise that you guys always give
to them.

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 18 10 11:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Boomer you have awesome students!!!! Also I think they must have an outstanding teacher!!!! Man I really love the doorknockers the skull and crossbones add a nice touch Twisted Evil that cooker looks great!!!
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 18 10 8:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Thanks ks5, the students will love your comments.
THe decking on the cooker was my biggest surprise.
One of the students came to me and said next week
we are going to make the decking and we have a way
to lighten the weight and make it look neat too. So when
I came in the next Friday they had cut pigs peppers and
steer in the diamond plate with the plasma.
Great ideas the students came up with, the projects
make them think.

Thanks again
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 18 10 9:01 pm    Post subject: Subject Reply with quote

Boomer tell your kids they are doing a GREAT job.
I would love to come back and see you and hang
with the kids at school for a day. They could show me some
new tricks.
Hats of to the kids.

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 18 10 9:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Boomer
Pure Talent..
You are blessed having such a awesome chance to hang out and be around such an outstanding group of Young students that You have..

Like wise they are blessed to have You..

Great Job to all.
Keep up the good work Boomer
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 18 10 10:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Boomer, first of all, your students do great work. I followed your kids' ABT holder project and as I recall, you were choked up by their sentiment.

I have a question: As a teacher of these welding students, would you say anyone could call their local vocational education school and offer a project to them?

This project could be anything, but I'm thinking welding and fabrication, perhaps leaning toward a cooker build. Wink

Seriously, what do the teachers think about this and how does one go about doing it? Pay the kids directly? Just buy the materials? I would think this is win-win because the students get experience on a little different application and the customer (someone like me that welds like cr@p) gets a nice looking cooker.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 18 10 11:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Chuck

Thank-you for all the suggestions and pics you sent
over the years so the students could see and get ideas from.
YOU will always have an open invitation to come and
substitute any time.

whitey

Thanks allot for the positive things you said, the students
sometimes get a little down in situations and some are
very troubled. A few weeks back I substituted for Mr Bradley
and had a student that I thought was coming down with a
cold or the flu, he asked if he could go see the nurse, I said
OK. Later that day Mr. Bradley told me that he went home
and took his life. Really shook me up didn't expect that.
I wish I would have known more maybe I could have done
or said something. Very sad situation.


JimmieOhio

Thanks and I know you follow the students and it is much
appreciated. To answer your question, some local businesses
come to the vo-tech to get work done. Sometimes we get the
money for the welding program and sometimes we don't.
The local Sewer Authority have brought us allot of work to do
since they are replacing all of the storm drains in town,
We have made some steel forms for them along with fixing
allot of their buckets on the equipment. It would be great
if the money went back into the welding program but sadly
politics come into play sometime.

Jimmie the post you referred to 184 ABT'S has been visited
by me several times since I posted it. When I am having a bad
day or think about mom I go there. To know that all the
guys on the RING were there for me at a very hard time
is something I can't put into words here.

Some of the posts I wrote down and framed and put on
my wall it meant allot to me, to know guys I have never
met were offering their heart felt condolences was really
something. Crying or Very sad


Sax from Spatanburg SC wrote this on that post.
And I presented it tothe school board but they
never acted on it.

Do they offer a business or marketing course at
your school? Might be able to turn some $$$ and
get some real-world experience for the kids
(actually the school) selling those ABT holders....
perhaps even get the techies involved building a
web site and such. I'd buy one! Looks like a unique
product
Great idea but politics always get in the way

Thanks allot guys

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