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Beginning Woodworking

This course is designed to concentrate on all basic wood construction methods. Students will first learn how to safely operate all woodworking equipment and safely operate in a professional woodworking environment. The woodworking equipment includes all types of hand and power tools used to shape wood, which range from hand-saws, hand and power drills, scroll and band saws, the lathe, etc. Students will learn the various ways objects of wood are formed. Students will use an assortment of woodworking tools to craft parts for their projects, and be able understand visually and physically how projects are assembled and created. This class will introduce students to several types of wood and their unique characteristics. Projects in this class will be made from: Pine, Alder, Oak, Maple, Cherry, and Walnut. Students will also study finishing methods including Lacquer, Polyurethane, Boiled Linseed Oil, Oil Stains, and Bees Wax.
Course Goals: Students will:
1) Learn proper shop attire and behavior.
2) Learn safe operating procedures of all woodworking tools.
3) Learn board squaring.
4) Learn measuring methods.
5) Practice wood burning.
6) Learn and practice finishing.
7) Learn the ethics and responsibilities of a professional craftsman.