Oct. 28 Thomas John Waite, 65, of Livingston, Montana, formerly of Basin
Worland temperatures: High 63, Low 26 precipitation: 0.00
Friday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 71. South wind 6 to 9 mph.
Friday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 33. South southwest wind 7 to 9 mph.
Saturday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 71. Southeast wind 5 to 13 mph.
Saturday Night: A slight chance of showers before midnight, then a slight chance of rain after midnight. Partly cloudy, with a low around 34. South southeast wind 9 to 14 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.
Sunday: A slight chance of snow before noon, then a slight chance of rain. Partly sunny, with a high near 55. South wind 9 to 13 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.
Sunday Night: A slight chance of rain before midnight, then a slight chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 26. North wind 3 to 8 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.
Monday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 51.
Sunset tonight: 5:58 p.m.
Sunrise tomorrow: 7:46 a.m.
Above, as Dillen Carson learns to run a circular saw, under the watchful eyes of teacher Dean Barent, his classmates (from left) Anthony Martinez, O’Shea Downing and Ismael Rodriguez watch closely before their turn. Right, O’Shea Downing and Patrick Kidgell use a table saw as Dean Barent talks them through the process.
By Susan Lockhart
Special Projects Coordinator
WORLAND — They’re sharp, fast and dangerous so the best way to work with
the tools in Dean Barent’s Worland Middle School industrial technology
class is to know proper handling, safety and use before you begin.
And that’s just what the sixth grade students were doing Thursday as they begin a new elective this quarter.
“We have no thing-a-ma-jigs, no doohickeys, no whatcha-ma-call-its in here, the tools all have names,” Barent said.
Around the shop students worked with a variety of hand saws and drills while Barent supervised the use of different power saws.
The students used scrap lumber in the exercise, marking the wood before they started cutting.
“We’re working under the ‘measure twice, cut once principal,” Barent said with a chuckle as he had a student mark his wood using a try square, then checking it again before lowering the saw blade.
The preliminary tool identification, safety and tool use lessons are in preparation for making a CO2 car.
Industrial technology is one of four electives the students get to experience for one quarter of the year; the other three are art, home economics and computer.
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DAILY NEWS photos by Susan Lockhart
Macey Trombley (above) practices using a backsaw. Below, Aspen Greek gives a crosscut saw a try.
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