Society of Women Engineers [SWE]: Girl Scouts Conference
SWE Girl Scouts Conference Saturday - February 12, 2011 at Bakersfield College. The mission of the Bakersfield College chapter of the Society of Women Engineers is to promote the advancement of women, with a focus on engineering and science; however, not excluding any other interested parties. This organization will concentrate on promoting student success in education, professional development, social involvement and community service. The Bakersfield College Woodworking Program sponsored one of the "hands-on" workshop series at the February 12th SWE Conference. Ours represented one of four workshops offered to over 60 Girl Scout participants during the day long event. In the woodworking workshop, the participants built a Jewelry Tree to hold a DNA extraction necklace which was made in another of the event break-out sessions. Thanks to volunteers like Tracy, Ashley, Dave and Tom - we were able to provide a safe and productive environment for the Girl Scouts to work. Enjoy some pictures of our portion of the Girl Scouts Conference:
Plante Custom Cabinetry and Furniture: Ray Plante, Owner
The following slide show shows a few photographs of some custom cabinet work done in one of many cabinet shops that I have visited. Pay close attention to the "quality" joinery depicted in the photographic representations. Owner Ray Plante told me, "When the time comes that we cannot build high quality products by utilizing quality joinery and craftsmanship at a competitive price then that is when I close the doors". I say amen! As I say in my classes, no matter the state of the economy, there is always work for those who know how turn out high quality products at a fair market value. Thanks Ray, Bill and Larry for letting me spend so many hours "picking your brains".
HP Construction - Neal Bahrman
Check out this informative website for information in the field of Construction/Carpentry, photo galleries and employment opportunities. Neal Bahrman is all about quality work and customer satisfaction. Check out the HP Construction website.
Thirty-First Annual Central Coast Carving Festival:
Following are some photographs from numerous craftsmen and craftswomen attending the Thirty-First Annual Carving Festival held in Cayucos, California in September 2008. There are a variety of styles depicted. On common thread which is woven throughout these photographs is the high quality and excellence. Which style speaks to you? If these carving photographs spark an interest in you, you might want to explore Wood B1: Creative Woodworking here at Bakersfield College. Enjoy.
Forgotten Woods, LLC: Lance and Belinda Peck, Owner's
In today's world the question is not whether trees will be cut, but rather what will happen to them afterwards. FORGOTTEN WOODS LLC is the West Coast premier supplier of exotic hardwoods, focusing on Specialty wood markets. Not only are they passionate about preserving our planet's greatest natural resource, but they are taking every opportunity to increase awareness of the Amazon's plight. Forgotten Woods has developed a Rediscovery Plan using environmentally sound practices for the recovery, reuse and recycling of wood products. Take a moment to visit their website and see how Lance and Belinda might meet your woodworking needs or take a day trip to the Cayucos and enjoy a visit in person along with a wonderful day at the Central Coast.
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