Woodworking
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Course Introduction

Core Standards of the Course

Strand 1
Students will understand woodworking design and theory.

Standard 1
Understand basic elements of the woodworking industry.

1. Identify career opportunities in cabinetmaking/millwork manufacturing.
2. Identify career opportunities in related millwork industries by using career pathways.
3. Soft Skills Ethics: be on time, etc.

Standard 2
Understand basic plan elements.

1. Read and use a scale drawing to create a project.
2. Use a material list.
3. Use a procedure list.

Standard 3
Understand and demonstrate basic math and measuring concepts.

1. Add two- and three-digit numbers.
2. Subtract two-, three-, and four-digit numbers.
3. Solve two-digit divisor numbers.
4. Multiply a two-digit factor.
5. Add, subtract, multiply, and divide fractions and mixed numbers.
6. Convert fractions to decimals.
7. Reduce fractions.
8. Add, subtract, multiply, and divide decimal numbers.
9. Calculate percentages and basic ratios.
10. Add and subtract linear measurement in feet and inches.
11. Use a ruler or measuring tape to measure within a sixteenth (1/16) of an inch.

Strand 2
Students will understand and demonstrate the safe use of woodworking tools.

Standard 1
Understand and demonstrate the safe use of hand tools.

1. Describe the purpose and demonstrate the proper use of the following measuring and layout tools:
• Measuring tape
• Scratch awl
• Framing square
• Combination square
• Try square

2. Describe the purpose and demonstrate the proper use of the following cutting and shaping tools:
• Hand plane
• Wood chisel
• Wood file/rasp
• Hand saw
• Glue scraper
• Putty knife

3. Describe the purpose and demonstrate the proper use of the following striking tools:
• Claw hammer
• Nail set

4. Describe the purpose and demonstrate the proper use of the following drill bits:
• Twist
• Multi spur bit
• Countersink
• Driver bits: Phillips, Square, Flat

Standard 2
Understand and demonstrate the safe of use portable power tools.

1. Describe the purpose and demonstrate the proper use of the following portable power tools:
• Pneumatic/power nail gun
• Power drills
• Router
• Finish sander
• Orbital sander

Standard 3
Understand and demonstrate the safe of use power machines.

1. Describe the purpose and demonstrate the proper use of the following sawing machines:
• Table saw
• Power Miter Saw
• Band saw

2. Describe the purpose and demonstrate the proper use of the following surfacing machines:
• Surface planer
• Jointer

3. Describe the purpose and demonstrate the proper use of the following sanding machines:
• Disc sander
• Wide Belt Sander
• Spindle sander
• Edge sander

4. Describe the purpose and demonstrate the proper use of the following shaping machines:
• Router table
• Shaper

5. Describe the purpose and demonstrate the proper use of the following drilling machines:
• Drill press

Strand 3
Students will understand processing materials.

Standard 1
Understand and demonstrate safe practices.

1. Demonstrate the ability to work safely in a cabinet shop following general safety rules.
2. Demonstrate the safe use of woodworking tools and machines.
3. Define SDS and know its purpose.
4. Pass a written safety test with a score of 100 percent.

Standard 2
Understand and demonstrate the use of fasteners and adhesives.

1. Identify the various woodworking fasteners and the application of each.
• Nails
• Screws
• Staples
2. Properly use an adhesive in the construction of a project.
3. Identify the different types of clamps.
• Bar
• "C"
• Spring
• Handscrew

Standard 3
Understand wood products and characteristics and procedures.

1. Identify softwoods.
• Pine, red cedar
2. Identify hardwoods.
• Cherry, oak, alder, walnut, maple

Standard 4
Identify common manufactured materials.

1. Plywood
2. Particle board
3. MDF

Strand 4
Students will understand milling and assembly.

Standard 1
Understand and demonstrate the use of joinery.

1. Identify the basic woodworking joints
• Butt
• Miter
• Rabbet
2. Construct a basic woodworking project using the basic joints.

Standard 2
Understand and demonstrate the use of project components and hardware.

1. Complete a project.
2. Identify common cabinet/furniture hardware.
• Hinges – overlay and butt
• Drawer guides (wood or metal)
• Knobs and pulls

Standard 3
Understand and demonstrate sanding and finishing techniques.

1. Understand and properly apply the basic rules of sanding.
2. Properly prepare a surface for Finishing.
3. Understand application methods of stain and clear finishes.

Strand 5
Students will be able to perform automated manufacturing processes using CNC equipment.

Standard 1
Understand X, Y, Z axis.

Standard 2
Understand vectors lines.

Standard 3
Define G-code.

Standard 4
Create a tool path.

Standard 5
Use a CNC machine to make a cut.

Professional Development

Strand 6
Students will be able to understand and apply professional development skills in the workplace.

Standard 1
Understand the need for professional development in school and the workplace.

1. Complete a personal inventory.
2. Set and meet goals.
3. Be self-motivated.
4. Know how to make decisions.
5. Know how to manage time.
6. Organize personal belongings and lab equipment.
7. Learn to communicate verbally.
8. Write effective communications.
9. Establish a personal reading program.
10. Develop effective work skills and attitudes.
11. Master a working knowledge of SkillsUSA.*
• Learn the acronym SkillsUSA.
• State the SkillsUSA motto.
• State the SkillsUSA creed.
• Learn the SkillsUSA colors.
• Describe the official SkillsUSA dress.
• Describe the procedure for becoming a SkillsUSA officer.

Standard 2
Understand the need for leadership skills.

1. Serve on a committee.
• Prepare an agenda.
2. Assist in planning a meeting.
3. Review basic parliamentary procedure.
4. Make a main motion.
5. Participate in a school project.
6. Attend a community meeting.
• Practice effective speaking.
7. Present a three- to five-minute talk.
• Master a working knowledge of SkillsUSA.
• Describe the meaning of the SkillsUSA emblem.
• State the SkillsUSA pledge.
• Describe the duties of a SkillsUSA officer.

Standard 3
Understand the need for career planning.

2. Survey employment opportunities.
3. Report on a trade journal article.
4. Explore opportunities for advanced training.
5. Conduct a worker interview.
6. Contact a professional association.
7. Explore entrepreneurship opportunities.
9. Review career goals.

Standard 4
Understand the importance of employability and workplace habits.

1. Develop a list of work standards to follow at school and on the job.
2. Evaluate your personal ethics against acceptable workplace ethics.
3. Build a job search network.