Gregory Greco@grecothecarpenter

Long Island, NY
Shop Teacher
Carpenter
Always trying to learn and better my craft.

32 posts 262 followers 618 following

Got some prep work and some glue up a done today between classes. Don't get nearly as much done as I'd like to during the day. Just never enough time between classes. The students are killing my building time 😂 hope to finish up tomorrow.
#christmas #christmasgifts #technologyteacher #neverenoughtime #carpenter #carpentry #dewalt #dewalttough #irwin


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Haven't posted in a while, sadly. Part of it is just being busy another part is just going through a personal dark time. On a good note woodworking and building stuff always makes me happy!
Did a quick mock up of a new possible project for my students. Just a simple audio amplifier for their phones. Nothing fancy.
Next is the finished shed that I was working on. The customer is going to paint it. Just adding a little extra trim and detail on things goes a long way.
Finally a friend asked for a small table for his snap on toolbox. Per his request I used 6x6s posts for the legs. Overkill? Maybe but it made him happy 👍 so that works for me. It's again nothing fancy but exactly what he wanted and needed.
#carpenter #carpentry #technologyteacher #teaching #nevertoomanyclamps and #neverenoughclamps #stem #STEM #STEAM #dewalt #dewalttough #irwin #irwinclamps #lovewhatido


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Happy Birthday to me! Spent my birthday today launching rockets with my students!! It was a fun day! Here's just one short video from today.
#teaching #teacher #teacherlife #technologyteacher #STEM #STEAM #rockets #estes #launchingmodelrockets #birthday #birthdayboy


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#grw2kgaw Congratulations on 2k @grwoodwork . If you don't already follow him you should! Though I'm sure you all do already 😂


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This would be so awesome to have! #shapeoko3forme I can only hope


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Got some new toys in this week for class! Also let the kids design some small keychains for a quick project.
#lego #legoeducation #legorobot #legorobotics #3dprinter #3dprinting #technologyclass #STEM #STEAM #teach #teacherlife #lovewhatido #funtimesahead


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Thanks for all the likes @rustylpallets ! Go check him out if you don't follow him already.


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I can't believe I am so close to 200 followers! Thank you all so much for all the support! Never would have thought I'd make it this far and this fast. Thanks again everyone it's very much appreciated 😊


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Working on putting new T1-11 siding on this shed. New trim will be coming later. Was using all my nice @dewalttough tools and noticed my piece of junk speaker. That little blue one sitting on that 2x4. Doesn't fit in with the nice dewalt tools 😂 One day maybe I will get myself a nice new toughsystem radio.
#dewalt #dewalttough #carpenter #carpentry #thisismytherapy #sundayfunday #needmorehoursinaday #needtobalanceteachingandsidework


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Thanks for the likes @costner_built !


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This is what I've been working on for the past week. Helping my former students out with their homecoming float. Sorry for the bad picture. We had some moving parts and other that shoots water out. Hopefully will get videos of it soon. I miss these kids so it was awesome to get to work with them again.
#homecoming #homecomingfloat #homecoming2017 #lindenhurst #lindenhurstbulldogs #carpentry #somuchtissuepaper #funtimes #goodtimes #lovewhatido #dewalt #dewalttough


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Finally finished painting the cornhole set. Still needs some poly and legs but that's the easy part now. Not loving the Mets one now that it's painted. Gives it a little character and uniqueness I suppose. I will just put more hours in getting my free hand drawing skills down. Maybe next time I just use decals. 🤔 hope you guys like it


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Building my first corn hole set. Been a slow process. Hope to get some major time in this weekend to get it wrapped up. Hopefully one of these days I will also come up with a business name and be able to sticker swaps with everyone. Hate the fact that I don't get to participate in the fun.
#dewalt #dewalttough #carpentry #carpenter #cornhole #cornholeboards #woodworker #woodworking #woodworkingisrelaxing #seekingperfection


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Thanks for all the love @rokhardware and @ilove_woodworking !!


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Well my Dremel 3d printer arrived the other day. The kids were amazed by it. It was pretty awesome. Got to test it out a little bit. Hope it works well so I can order a few more 🤞 I've used others before and have been disappointed.
#STEM #STEAM #teacher #funnewtoys #3dprinting #3dprinter #dremel


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@drywallertoronto
Could really use this especially since I should be buying my first house soon and will be tearing out all the sheetrock and replacing..most likely at least.


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Here is the finished product. Finally. It turned out a bit bigger than expected. Totally a cool experience burning wood like that for the first time. Love trying out new things. I really enjoyed making this one. Let me know what you guys think.
#carpenter #woodworking #burningwood #america #funproject #lovewhatido #dewalt #dewalttough


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A little sneak peek of a project I hope to be finishing up this weekend. Got to try some new things out so I'm pretty excited!


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Finally finished up the deck. Used a weathered gray stain on the entire deck. Looks more like gray paint after the 2nd coat. Hoping it fades or dries differently. It was suppose to just be the upper deck. Turned into the entire lower deck along with the little side deck.


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Lots of tools shoved into the back of my charger. Wasn't my intentions when I bought the car. Oh well. Gotta do what you gotta do.
#dewalt #dewalttough #keepgrinding #carpenter #carpentry #carpenterproblems


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Sorry I haven't posted in a while guys. Been working multiple jobs and trying to come up with new lessons and projects for the upcoming school year. Heres one of the projects I've been working on. A small deck reusing some of the old materials such as the 4x4s which I then wrapped with 1x6 pressure treated lumber and mitered all the corners. Went with a horizontal railing. #carpenter #carpentry #deckbuilding #deck #dewalt #dewalttough #hardworkpaysoff #manylatenights


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Finally making some progress on some baseboard heat covers. Previously I had posted the mock up. One side is 24' long. I can't even assemble it in my very tiny workshop, aka my basement, well the unfinished section of it. Constructing it in 8' sections. Still need to make some minor adjustments on these pieces before I start the other 16' section.
#carpenter #carpentry #woodworking #baseboardcovers #workinprogress #tinyworkshop #needmorespace #lovewhatido #teacher #workingonthisafterschool


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#modestmaking2kgiveaway
Can never have enough clamps. Though I only have a few which makes everything very slow and time consuming.


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Nothing beats a nice pile of sawdust. Well more like man glitter. Prepping out for a project. Love my #dewalt table saw. Next new tool will hopefully be a new miter saw since I only have my dads 30 year old ryobi.
#dewalt #dewalttough #tablesaw #prepwork #newproject #carpenter #lovewhatido #manglitter #lovethesmellofsawdust #teacher #wishicouldupgradetodewaltflexvolt


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First year complete. With the students taking finals I will be working on improving the shop for next year. Trying to make the shop look new again. Would be nice to get new lockers for the kids but that won't be happening. Maybe a fresh coat of paint will help. It needs some TLC but this is what I was left with, not complaining though.
Hopefully will be getting some new equipment coming in for next year. Trying to bring some more STEAM projects into the curriculum next year. Also hoping to get some #legomindstormsev3 robots for next school year.
#firstyearteacher #oneyeardown #Lego #legorobotics #woodworking #woodshop #stemeducation #steam #woodshopteacher #lovewhatIdo #workingwithwhatigot #newprojects #motivatedfornextyear


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The first cutting boards I had ever made. Actually made 2 of the second one which became Christmas gifts for family.
#cuttingboards #woodworking #shopteacher #carpenter #notbadformyfirsttime #lovewhatIdo


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Before and after of my grandmother's train wreck of a bathroom. Ran into many issues on this one. The biggest was the carpenter ants that ate the framing in the exterior wall that I had to completely reframe. Wrapped the diamond pattern on the top half of the wall. Gave it a nice look.
#bathroom #carpenter #tile #lovewhatIdo #renovation #doitright


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When the school asks you to build a set. It will be fun they said! Still tons of stuff behind the scenes that you don't see.
#setdesign #setbuilding #teacherlife #kidsputonagreatshow #lovewhatIdo


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