Caleb Weiss, a 2018 CCS graduate, built a hunting blind in the advanced woodworking class this spring. (Courtesy photo)

Graduated senior Brady Gittlein made a dresser in the advanced woodworking class this spring. (Courtesy photo)

Graduated senior Eli Hinojosa made a podium for CCS teacher Carl Zuege in the advanced woodworking class this spring. (Courtesy photo)

CCS students show woodworking skills

    Students in the advanced woodworking class at Chase County Schools get to build a variety of projects.
    The past year, which wrapped up last week, was no exception.
    CCS Industrial Arts teacher  Jeff Gleisberg has grown the program in his four short years at the school.
    Because his woodworking class is so popular, juniors and seniors have priority.
    Gleisberg is a firm believer in letting his students be hands-on.
    He will teach them the basics in the classroom as far as measurements, getting joints done correctly and how to use the machinery safely.
    “What I try to do is get them working toward a goal while still learning,” Gleisberg said.
    Students have the option of taking woodworking one semester and advanced woodworking the next.
    At the end of the advanced class, the students have a small project such as a night stand or dresser.
    Gleisberg buys the wood from a company in Denver using a school account. The students will then pay the school back for materials used.

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