Author Archives: Geo Monley

About Geo Monley

I teach Wood shop, Architectural Design, and Mathematics to high school students in Mill Valley California where I also run an Adult woodworking program through TUHSD Community Education (Marinlearn.com).

A number of friends and I are working toward making our Woodshop into  a full-featured maker space. You can find out more about meet-ups, classes and more at our website. We call it Tam Makers. Click here.

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Testing the Platform for the Animatronic City

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Sketchup Gallery Link

This is a link to Sketchup files. You will need to have the Sketchup program to open them. This is a PDF for the outline of  Sketchup Lessons Beginning

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And with a bit of finish.

Here is Esther’s box after she put a coat of Watco’s finishing oil on it. The top is Western Broad Leaf Maple. The sides are fiddleback sugar maple and the splines are walnut.

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Reflection on Volunteer Hours for Maker Professional Development Course, Sonoma State University

As I have taught students to use the bandsaw, or any tool for that matter, I have found it tricky to get a whole class of 25 or so students to see what I am doing close up. I had … Continue reading

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LED Sequins student elective activity.

We have a day next week where students sign up for enrichment activities. I offered that can sew an LED sequin and batter onto their cloths. I stocked the materials. Now I just need to practice it myself.

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