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Students Learn Basics
With Assorted Materials
Pattern and Foundry are two of Benson's fine shops which
work together. Each shop is dependent on the otherp the pattern
department makes the numerous patterns used for sand molds,
into which hot metal is poured in the foundry shop.
Mr. Joseph Perry, Pattern instructor, has been in the field of
the Pattern trade for 35 years.
An introductory nine-week course is available for all
sophomores, in which small items are built and used for making
molds. All students entering the Pattern shop for a major will
learn how to use various tools such as wood lathes, band saws,
sanders, jointers, as well as many hand tools.
All students who are majoring in Pattern enjoy their work,
although the wood dust from the sanders and the lathes
sometimes gets students' clothing coated. 'lYou better hold your
breath in here during cleanup," commented one student.
Mr. Frank Williams is the head of the Foundry shop. He has
been in the field of foundry since he was fifteen years old, and
he gained experience while working in the Navy for seven years.
Majors in Foundry have excellent chances of finding
employment in the field after graduation, according to Mr.
Williams. Students in Foundry have various tools to use which
include various metal grinders, sandblasters, a metallurgy
"lab", as well as many hand tools. An electric induction furnace
is used by the students to melt various metals, which include
iron, aluminum, bronze, and stainless steel.
The largest project this year for Foundry was the casting of
two bronze drinking fountains. The wooden model was
constructed in Pattern shop for the wet sand mold, and hot
melted bronze was poured into it in Foundry. After cooling, the
mold was finished and polished. The placement of the first
fountain has not yet been determined: it may possibly goto the
Washington Square shopping complex in Beaverton.The second
fountain will be placed in front of Benson.
ABOVE: Students busy at work in Pattern Shop.
TOP LEFT: Larry Brown fl ll uses a file to sharpen a set of gears. TOP
CENTER: Student lays out a piece of wood for a wooden wire spool
project. BOTTOM RIGHT: Mr. Joseph Perry, Pattern instructor, checks
the adjustment on the upright band saw, in preparation for student's
use. BOTTOM: Foundry students are completing the casting of the
second of two bronze drinking fountains, the major project of the year
for Foundry Shop. CENTER: Barnell Wilson ll2l is caught off guard as
he finishes sanding a small block of wood for his project.
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