Improvised vertical drill press!
Dale Nicol on 23rd March 2018 @ 7:05am
Great explanation, Dale ~
Kenn on 23rd March 2018 @ 7:15am
It looks like they're turning a bowling pin into a lamp!
Melody Shellman on 23rd March 2018 @ 9:49am
Why use clamps and jigs when you endanger kids' hands . . .
jay on 23rd March 2018 @ 10:39am
The boy on the left sure looks like Don Wonsyld class of 1955 with the wavey hair.
lee on 23rd March 2018 @ 2:12pm
Hurts me to look at this. Do they even know the possible consequences!?!?
nels on 23rd March 2018 @ 3:50pm
My take is that this is a joke. No shop teacher would let kids get away with this stunt.
Buzz on 23rd March 2018 @ 3:56pm
And no safety glasses!
I'll go with "it's a joke" given the big smiles on the kids' faces.
Arthur on 23rd March 2018 @ 5:03pm
Save this for April Fools Day!
nels on 23rd March 2018 @ 6:28pm
I think this is a "real wood shop" project making a table lamp and not a modified bowling ball.
The wood grain looks like maple and the electric drill motor is running. The look of determination of the kid using the drill motor says it all.
No doubt the shop drill press would not accommodate the longer drill bit, so ingenuity was called for.
Dale Nicol on 23rd March 2018 @ 8:02pm
Good thing the statute of limitations has passed on this. In today's world, this picture would be Exhibit A in lawsuit against the school.
kmb on 24th March 2018 @ 9:05am
I have a lathe-turned myrtlewood lamp about that size that my dad made in high school, back in the 1920s. That may be exactly how he bored the hole for the wiring.
db on 26th March 2018 @ 9:27am
I don't recognize any of the "holders," but the driller is Billy Durham.
Jim Beam on 28th March 2018 @ 2:27pm
I had to stare at this photo for a while, and sure enough the boy with the drill is my great uncle Billy Durham. Uncle Billy passed some years ago.
Jessica Hughes on 8th May 2019 @ 11:16am