Woodworking I

        Woodworking is a course designed to introduce students to general woodworking practices. Students will expand their knowledge and experience through various projects, lessons, and vocabulary. Students will be expected to learn about safety and the use of hand tools, power tools and woodworking machinery. The projects are designed to give students as many experiences possible by using many different machines and tools. The projects will also cover as many aspects of the building and woodworking industries as is possible in an entry-level course. In addition, there is a nine-week session on residential and plumbing techniques and practices.

First Quarter:

-Acquire background knowledge of woodworking safety procedures, planning and finishing.

         -Identify grades of lumber and plywood.

        -Identify wood species and grades.

        -Identify project styles and materials.

        -Read and interpret plans.

        -Identify component parts of a project.

        -Calculate material cost.

        -Read and interpret a rule/tape measure.

        -Identify and use measuring and layout tools.

        -Identify and properly use hand tools.

        -Demonstrate the appropriate lab safety practices.

        -Identify the role of government regulatory agencies and regulations.

        -Perform basic tasks related to securing and terminating employment.

        -Prepare a surface for refinishing.

        -Identify stains and application procedures.

        -Identify finishes, their uses, and precautions.

        -Apply finishes.

Second Quarter:

-Acquire knowledge and skills on hand tools in the shop.

        -Demonstrate appropriate workplace safety practices.

        -Plan sequence of part layout based on blueprint information.

        -Mark locations with a prick and center punch.

        -Demonstrate effectiveness in oral and written communication.

        -Lay out, cut and construct joints.

        -Identify various types of glues, their precautions and uses.

        -Use clamps.

        -Perform safe and proper gluing procedures.

Third Quarter:

-Acquire knowledge and skills on saws in the shop.

        -Identify proper use and care of saws (hand and power).

        -Perform basic math skills.

        -Operate saws accurately.

        -Set up saws accurately.

        -Identify types of joints used in cabinetmaking.

Fourth Quarter:

-Complete a unit of study on Residential Wiring and Basic Plumbing.

        -Demonstrate appropriate safety practices.

        -Identify and use measuring and layout too.

        -Read and interpret construction related document.

        -Comprehend safe practice.

        -Complete house wiring simplified text and lab assignments.

        -Complete plumbing parts and lab exercises.