Made This In High School back in 1977

Shop, Garage and Tools

  1. barbee6043

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    That is a lot of the problem!!!!! But what she made is pure junk too!!!!!
     
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      My shop teacher passed away a few months ago.Things he said 47 years ago still stick with me today.
      This one "When you learn a trade,you will never be out of a job.You may not make allot of money,but you will always have work."
       
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      • Sahara

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        I couldn’t agree with you more. I graduated in ‘79. Other then how to spell and do multiplication and division long hand, the only stuff I remember was from shop class. Still use those lessons to earn my living today.
         
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        • toolmanmike

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          We cast Hurst T handles in shop class. Gene tried to cast one in glass but glass doesn't get viscous enough to pour. Worth a try though. He went onto college and was a engineer for Deere here in town.
           
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            Yes! I cast a Hurst T handle out of aluminum in our shop foundry. It turned out pretty decent. I had it on the shifter in my GTX.
             
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            • barbee6043

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              Any education a person get that does not help he or she to make a living is just worthless knowledge. Now days that worthless stiff can cost a lot of $$$ (student loans!)
               
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              Munich American High School '80-'84 for me (we didn't have jr. high)
               
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              I made a c clamp in 1988 in shop class, we collected 88 aluminum cans, melted them in one segment of class, rough machined it in another segment, and lathe work for the screw and foot.

              still using it to hold up my monitors!

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              • Moparfeind

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                Thats when I graduated as well
                 
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                  I don’t have much left from my HS years as I have lead a rather tumultuous life but I made a really cool hammer that I lost the cap and anvil sections that I made in high school. This was a blue printed design. It was complex with inside bored for spare parts and inside threads and a tapered shaft. It was knurled and polished and looked great. The head was cut using a shaper square and lathe on the other for a ball peen. Never thought anyone would appreciate it but you guys might. Notice the old shop glasses lol.

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                    My HS (a forward thinking vocational embodied township HS in the late 70's and 80's) was remodeled about 5 years ago. Fortunately someone had the foresight to at least take pics of the different halls and some of the places where the students hung out.

                    Gone forever but memories in pics.
                     
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                      I have those same glasses, Feind. I still remember my Dad driving me over to the local tech school bookstore to buy them for my HS shop classes for the fall of 1978 (before I had my DL).
                       
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                        I loved our Auto Shop II class. Actually we had a project that was a combination of Auto Shop, Machine Shop, and Metal Shop because we used all three to build a nitro-burning dragster. In a way, it was ahead of it's time for 1965-66. The driver sat ahead of the 1953 Ford flathead 255 cubic inch motor running 3 Stromberg carburetors. During our planning session, I mentioned that I had seen a guy lose his balls when his pinion nut came loose and the axle broke the welds on his AA Blown Fuel front-engined car one weekend. Ours had no transmission but in the machine shop, we had made a 50 lb. flywheel and when you'd launch it, the thing would light up the tires, halfway down Lions drag strip. Mr. Crusberg was a fantastic teacher, he had just returned from active duty in the Marines and for some reason took a liking to me. I helped fabricate the frame and the metal shop teacher, Derubius tig welded it all up. Those of us involved with the project got extra credit. The machine shop fabricated a lot of the parts for us. What a time that was for us. Someone would come in and say, "Mr. Crusberg, I need an off-campus slip, I need to go to the parts house to get a carburetor kit." He'd write one. The next kid would say, "Hey, Crusberg, I need an off-campus slip to go to the speed shop and see what cam would be best for my Nova." He'd write one. And on several Fridays, Jerry would say, "Mr. Crusberg, I need an office campus slip to go to my apartment so we can play pool and drink beer." Jerry's parents moved but they rented him an apartment so he could finish his senior year there. Mr. Crusberg would stand and yell, "Field Trip, Gentlemen!" God, I loved that class. To this day, I will still fabricate my own tool if need be.
                         
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                        • Moparfeind

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                          Great story! Things are so sterile today and kids and many adults no nothing about cars technology or for that matter how to do much themselves. I pity them......
                           
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                          • Danny Tuel

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                            Speaking of the younger guys that never learned any skills. My neighbor has a boy about about 6 years . One day I saw him trying to ride his bike and I noticed the chain had slipped off. I was in a hurry so didn't stop. The next day I was outside and saw him again and the chain was still off. I went over and asked him why didn't his Dad fix the chain for him. He looked at me and said. My Mom says My Dad can't fix shit . I Laughed for a minute and took him over to my garage and fixed the chain. I'm now the go to guy in my neighborhood for repairs to bikes and other toys :)
                             
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                            • BAFRAID

                              BAFRAID She’s looking like a Super Bee again!! FBBO Gold Member

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                              I feel like society is being guided to make us think we can’t do anything for ourselves. They’re trying to force us to be dependent on the government. Not this guy!
                               
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                                Great story! I’m not same guy in our neighborhood. I can’t believe how many times I’ve seen kids riding bikes down the street with the front forks backwards, handlebars backwards, brake levers in the wrong position, chains about to fall off, flat tires.
                                 
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                                Speaking of ''Front Forks'', did anyone here cut forks off of one bike and jam the cut off ones on to the other forks of another bike, for that extended look?
                                 
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                                  I think I can remember maybe three girls in Metal shop and more then three in Wood Shop.
                                   
                                • 493 Mike

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                                  I still regret not taking Home Economics, it was all girls!
                                  Mike
                                   
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