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Completed Class Project!
#528157 Mon Apr 14 2014 11:40 AM
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My class and I just finished restoring this Neptune 855. I have 5 students in class this year (4 seniors and a junior) and it took them since the beginning of the school year to get it done. We are getting faster -- the first one we did took 5 years! One of the seniors is going to go into the autobody program at the local community college next year, partly from his experience of working on this pump.

This pump was in decent shape when we got it except for one door that was really caved in. The guys learned a lot about shrinking metal and doing body work on that door. They really took a lot of pride in this pump and wanted it to be better than the previous ones.

I'm sure some of you would have rather seen the pump finished as an actual gas company. However, since we are such a small state and only have one 4 year university, the Wyoming Cowboys are huge around here. We went with the school colors and a custome globe.

Thanks again to everyone for the advise and support.
Chris

Initial Pump 1.JPGcomputer interior.JPGFaces installed.JPG
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Re: Completed Class Project!
coopwyo #528158 Mon Apr 14 2014 11:41 AM
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Finished Pump 1.JPGFinished Pump 4.JPGCecil, Preston, Dylan, Lane with completed pump.JPG
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coopwyo #528165 Mon Apr 14 2014 12:03 PM
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a job well done- awesome... cool


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advertologist #528168 Mon Apr 14 2014 12:15 PM
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Tell them all great job!!
Very nice!!!
I hope they really enjoyed it!


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Steven C. #528173 Mon Apr 14 2014 12:36 PM
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Looks great guys! Nice job.

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Steven C. #528177 Mon Apr 14 2014 12:51 PM
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Great Job!


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Mike M. #528179 Mon Apr 14 2014 12:59 PM
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Nice work guy's! Keep up the good work.


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Mike M. #528185 Mon Apr 14 2014 01:07 PM
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As a teacher, I wish that every student could be involved in a real world project such as this that, when finished, instills pride and self-esteem from a job well done and not from some Mickey Mouse, "everybody is a winner" pseudo intellectual garbage that is so prevalent in education today.

Nice, nice job, guys. And, thank you, Chris, for being such a positive leader, role model, and mentor. After the day I just finished, I am truly envious.


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Dave Richey #528194 Mon Apr 14 2014 01:26 PM
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Very nice project. Never had the opportunity to do anything remotely like that myself back in the day. Great job done to all.

Dave you are so right. The "everyone's a winner" is killing our kids with kindness. It will turn "everyone into a whiner" as they face reality. The real world isn't like that.

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Great job by all. Reminds me of my highschool shop days , best memories of turning a pc. of raw stock on a lathe into a knurled handle for a tool, or a set of chisel's , or carving a Mahogany abstract bowl for my mom , & animal shaped cutting boards for Xmas presents for mom and Grandma. Leaves you with ever lasting memories of accomplishment
Shop teachers are the most dedicated teachers that you will have . That is because they love what they do and that is why they do it!
Students are to be commended for a job well done !


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buzzy56 #528220 Mon Apr 14 2014 03:50 PM
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I agree with the comments about shop teachers being important models. I remember each of my shop teachers fondly-all good guys as I'm sure you are too Chris. It takes a special guy or gal. my hats off to you and your guys did a really nice job on the pump.

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Great job on this project! So nice to see these kids do an old pump. I'm sured they learned some history along the way, and hopefully some caught the "bug" we all have. Always great to see young people who love spinning wrenches and figuring out how and why things work the way they do! Excellent work!

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Outstanding job!!

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Blair Underwood #528238 Mon Apr 14 2014 04:44 PM
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Looks Great!


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great job, a great looking pump, your students & yourself should be proud of it.

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