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Humboldt County Office of Education: 2020 Slideshow | Gary Roberts Industrial Technology Showcase

A Virtual Showcase of Excellence

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The Industrial Technology Showcase of Excellence is a program designed to recognize excellence in specialized areas of the Industrial Arts trades including Woodworking, Metal, Architectural Design/Drafting, Industrial Prototyping & Design, and Automotive Technology. Since this year we are unable to gather in person to share the creative talents of the Industrial Technology programs at our local high schools, we have put together a slideshow for a “Virtual” Showcase of Excellence.  Teachers were encouraged to submit showcase projects and to highlight students based on passion for their trade, pride in workmanship, innovation, and work ethic.  We hope you will enjoy celebrating the excellent work of the teachers and students in these wonderful programs

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Heart shaped box

  • Student: Christian Carlson
  • School: South Fork High School
  • Teacher: Kenny Ingalls
  • Division: Woodworking
  • Description: Redwood bandsaw box with heart shaped drawers
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Redwood Slab Table

  • Student: Aiden Wilner
  • School: South Fork High School
  • Teacher: Kenny Ingalls
  • Division: Woodworking
  • Description: Live edge Redwood table on oak base
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Spinning Metal Sculpture

  • Student: Kayden Pouge
  • School: South Fork High School
  • Teacher: Kenny Ingalls
  • Division: Metal
  • Description: Over 100 individually cut and tig welded angle iron pieces, mounted to a wall mounted bearing
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Boat Refurbishing

  • Student: Jack Patton
  • School: McKinleyville High School
  • Teacher: Sean Curry
  • Division: Woodworking
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Cupboard Refurbishing

  • Student: Caleb Kasper
  • School: McKinleyville High School
  • Teacher: Sean Curry
  • Division: Woodworking
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Mailbox with a Twist

  • Student: Austin Alves
  • School: McKinleyville High School
  • Teacher: Sean Curry
  • Division: Metal
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Forged Hatchet Head & Handle Fitted

  • Student: Ethan Fisher
  • School: McKinleyville High School
  • Teacher: Sean Curry
  • Division: Metal
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Wooden Sword

  • Student: Hayden Bell
  • School: South Fork High School
  • Teacher: Kenny Ingalls
  • Division: Wood
  • Description: Wooden sword constructed the same way you would make a real sword.  Engraved dragon base. Hayden is a rising star in the field of woodworking.
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Motorcycle Centerstand

  • Student: Cody Lackey
  • School: McKinleyville High School
  • Teacher: Sean Curry
  • Division: Metal
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Trailer Hitch Repair

  • Student: Mason Thompson
  • School: McKinleyville High School
  • Teacher: Sean Curry
  • Division: Metal
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Endgrain Floormat & More

  • Student: Kayden Pouge
  • School: South Fork High School
  • Teacher: Kenny Ingalls
  • Division: Woodworking
  • Description: Kayden made countless projects in the wood shop – tables, cutting boards, and other fine woodworking projects
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Coaster Set & More

  • Student: Austin Grey
  • School: South Fork High School
  • Teacher: Kenny Ingalls
  • Division: Woodworking
  • Description: When Austin would come to class he would do amazing work! End grain table coasters were among some of the inventive projects he completed.
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Cold Frame & Wood Milling

  • Student: Carly Carmesin
  • School: McKinleyville High School
  • Teacher: Sean Curry
  • Division: Woodworking
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Recycled Metal Sign Furniture

  • Student: Zyree Free
  • School: McKinleyville High School
  • Teacher: Sean Curry
  • Division: Metal

All signs used, were deemed retired and legally obtained via instructor for this re-purposing project.

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Wooden Desk

  • Student: Trista Mayhorn
  • School: Eureka High School
  • Teacher: Dave Stevens
  • Division: Woodworking

In Her Words

Throughout building my desk, I have learned many new things and skills that have really increased my knowledge of woodworking. While beginning this project, I was fairly new to woodworking but as I have continued to work on it, my skills and knowledge have grown. Another important idea that I’ve learned throughout the process of making my desk is being patient and always putting all of my effort into making it.

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Wooden Tray & More

  • Student: Steven Minikel
  • School: South Fork High School
  • Teacher: Kenny Ingalls
  • Division: Woodworking

Steve made many fine woodworking projects including a table not pictured.

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Wooden Trays & More

  • Student: Henry Davis
  • School: South Fork High School
  • Teacher: Kenny Ingalls
  • Division: Woodworking

Henry made many woodworking projects including the beginning of a large D&D table that is not pictured.

Engineering Notebook - Makers for Entrepreneurship Course

  • Student: Aidan Childs
  • School: McKinleyville High School
  • Teacher: Todd Curry
  • Division: Innovation & Design

As part of the entry-level MHS Makers for Entrepreneurship course, students are required to maintain Engineering Notebooks representative of the various stages in the Engineering Design Process/Cycle as they complete projects meant to familiarize themselves with the various Maker resources at MHS (CNC Laser Etching, 3D Printing, CNC Plasma Cutting, CNC Milling, Robotics, and Programming).  Aidan Childs’ notebook, and subsequently his projects, were exemplary.

Hand Drafting / Sketching

  • Student: Jelena Thomas
  • School: McKinleyville High School
  • Teacher: Todd Curry
  • Division: Architectural Design

As part of the entry-level MHS Architecture 1 course, students utilized elevation data from Google Earth using real properties to create topographical representations of their building sites (by hand or using Revit).  Due to the availability of differentiated resources at home, students then had the option to either continuing to design a house by hand, using Sketchup (and the TreblD template), or to complete their project using Revit (by Autodesk).

While working from home, Jelena discovered that she preferred hand sketching conceptual renderings of her house design and its internal components.

Revit / Sketch up House Design

  • Student: Ireland Sommer
  • School: McKinleyville High School
  • Teacher: Todd Curry
  • Division: Architectural Design

As part of the entry-level MHS Architecture 1 course, students utilized elevation data from Google Earth using real properties to create topographical representations of their building sites (by hand or using Revit).  Due to the availability of differentiated resources at home, students then had the option to either continuing to design a house by hand, using Sketchup (and the TreblD template), or to complete their project using Revit (by Autodesk).

Ireland began her project in Revit by modeling a property on Baker Ranch Road along Scenic Drive. Tracing paper was used to hand sketch existing features (creeks, views, sun path, etc.) and features that would be added to the property as part of the home construction (front and side views). Based on sketches, building pads were designed. When school closed, she had to switch to Sketchup due to technology limitations.

House Design Using Revit

  • Student: Dylan Dolson Gonzalez
  • School: McKinleyville High School
  • Teacher: Todd Curry
  • Division: Architectural Design

As part of the entry-level MHS Architecture 1 course, students utilized elevation data from Google Earth using real properties to create topographical representations of their building sites (by hand or using Revit).  Due to the availability of differentiated resources at home, students then had the option to either continuing to design a house by hand, using Sketchup (and the TreblD template), or to complete their project using Revit (by Autodesk).

Dylan was able to do his entire project in Revit.  He started with a small, slightly sloped Urban lot.  He added a building pad, floorplan, and roof.  His next step will be to utilize the Revit Wood Framing Extension to render the framing and roof components.

Problem Solving with Mechatronics

  • Student: Gianni Karl
  • School: Eureka High School
  • Teacher: Aletta Sauer
  • Division: Industrial Prototyping

In His Words

These are some of my Fusion 360 projects and 3D prints that I have been working on using my personal and school 3D printers.

  • Learned 3D print operations
  • Cope with alignment and other performance issues
  • Investigate and resolve operating problems independently
  • Worked independently to use Fusion 360 design tool
  • Learned to assemble 3D printers and 3D printed parts

Industrial CNC Internship

  • Student: Matt Dusi
  • School: Eureka High School
  • Teacher: David Stevens

In His Words

I am learning some of the basic skills needed to operate a CNC machine during an internship at Olson Manufacturing. I gain more knowledge everyday and am able to complete more tasks with no assistance. I also help with general shop tasks.

Tiny Houses

  • Students: MHS Future Builders Club and Building Trades Class
  • School: McKinleyville High School
  • Teacher: Sean Curry

Two tiny houses were built by Sean Curry’s students at McKinleyville High School’s Future Builders Club and Building Trades Class. Click the button below to see more, and watch a short presentation about their work.