Making Treasure Chests in Woodshop

Submitted by tiffanie.miley on Wed, 11/11/2009 - 13:11

Mr. David Rencher’s woodshop class is doing a class project. Their class project is to make their own individual chest that is the size of a treasure chest. It will take about the whole second term. Students have to take many safety tests so that Mr. Rencher knows that they will be safe in the shop. Students have to use saws, big machines, blades, and a lot of stuff that can hurt anyone. So students have to take a safety test for every machine that they will use.

Students have to take pieces of wood and turn it into a chest. There are many steps that need to be done. Students pick their own pieces of wood and make it into a treasure chest with the help of Mr. Rencher. But when they are done with it, it should look like a real live treasure chest.

Mr. Rencher, teacher at SJHS, said, “I love doing this project. It is educational, and it teaches students the importance of being safe with the tools, and it is fun.”  At the end of the term the students in woodshop will have their own box. Zach Hansen, an eighth grade student at SJHS, said, “Woodshop is the bomb!!” So if anyone hasn’t done woodshop, they should definitely give it a try.

Kaleb Barnum, SJHS Staff Writer