Woodwork 11 is an intermediate course in machine wood working where the student will develop an understanding of the materials and processes of fine furniture manufacturing. Students will learn the safe use of various woodworking machines to design and build furniture projects, within the limits of good design and construction techniques. The focus of the course will be on quality design and product development with a strong emphasis on proper procedures and safety. Each student will design, construct, and finish a major furniture project. Students will be encouraged to work as part of a team. Some material costs will be paid by the student.
Students will learn to operate the following power tools: hand drill, chop saw, drill press, band saw, disk sander, spindle sander, and table saw (under strict supervision), with the emphasis on safe operation and ‘handle with care’.
A variety of personal and school wide wood based projects will be constructed by each student as an individual and as a team. They include: basic frame and structure, staging platforms, book shelves and stands, small Christmas gifts, and toys. If time permits; students will also have an opportunity to do basic wood turning (making bowls and pens).
Staging will be built for the school musical, band performance, dance performances, and the spring fashion show.
Afterschool work sessions may be required for time sensitive builds.
Important Information for Wood Shop Students
Please be advised that if you have experienced head injuries /concussion(s), the noise from the machines in the woodshop may cause discomfort and/or symptomatic episodes. If this is the case, you should notify Mr. Yu immediately, so that additional steps may be taken to minimize your discomfort (E.g. use of Ear Protection when machines are being used). You should also notify your family doctor of your course selection. Being absent from class due to injuries for a prolonged period will result in a grade lower than expected.
All wood working classes will require students to lift and carry lumber as a part of the daily class activities. Students with existing health issues and/or unable to carry out such tasks should notify Mr. Yu so that alternative arrangements can be made. Please keep in mind, these tasks are designed to provide students with ‘hands on’ opportunities and the familiarity with the wood working world (E.g. When shopping at the Home Depot, it is expected that the customer is able to sort and select proper lumber for their purchase and being able to load the lumber into their shopping cart and/or into their vehicle).