State Woodworking Standards

Woodworking

Levels: Grades 9-12

Units of Credit: Minimum 0.5 credits

CIP Code: 48.0701

Cabinetmaking/Millwork

COURE DESCRPTION The first instructional course in a sequence that prepares individuals to apply technical knowledge and skills to lay out and shape stock; assemble projects; saw and sand projects; and stresses the safe use a variety of hand and power tools and machinery. Recommended projects would be anything that would allow students to incorporate all joints and tools e.g. a nightstand.

CORE STANDARDS, OBJECTIVES, AND INDICATORS

STANDARD 1 Students will understand woodworking design and theory.

Objective 1: Understand basic elements of the woodworking industry.

a. Identify career opportunities in cabinetmaking/millwork manufacturing.

b. Identify career opportunities in related millwork industries.

c. Describe the integration of cabinetmaking into construction schedules.

            Objective 2: Understand the design, planning and estimation process.

a. Read and use a working drawing to create a project.

b. Use a material list.

c. Use a procedure list.

            Objective 3: Understand and demonstrate basic math and measuring concepts.

a. Add two- and three-digit numbers.

b. Subtract two-, three-, and four-digit numbers.

c. Solve two-digit divisor numbers.

d. Multiply a two-digit factor.

e. Add, subtract, multiply, and divide fractions and mixed numbers.

f. Convert fractions to decimals.

g. Reduce fractions.

h. Add, subtract, multiply, and divide decimal numbers.

i. Calculate percentages and basic ratios.

j. Add and subtract linear measurement in feet and inches.

k. Use a ruler or measuring tape to measure within a sixteenth (1/16) of an inch.

 

STANDARD 2 Students will Understand and demonstrate the safe use of woodworking tools.

Objective1: Understand and demonstrate the safe use of hand tools.

a.      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

b.      Describe the purpose and demonstrate the proper use of the following cutting and shaping tools:

• Utility knife

• Back saw

• Hand plane

• Wood chisel

• Wood file/rasp

• Hand saw

• Glue scraper

• Putty knife

c.      Describe the purpose and demonstrate the proper use of the following striking tools:

• Claw hammer

• Nail set

• Rubber mallet

• Dead-blow hammer

d.      Describe the purpose and demonstrate the proper use of the following drill bits:

• Twist

• Forstner

• Spade

• Countersink

• Driver bits: Phillips, Square, slotted

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

a.      Describe the purpose and demonstrate the proper use of the following portable power tools:

• Pneumatic nailer

• Power drills

• Router

• Finish sander

• Belt sander

• Orbital sander

Objective 3: Understand and demonstrate the safe use of power machines.

a.      Describe the purpose and demonstrate the proper use of the following sawing machines:

• Table saw

• Power Miter Saw

• Radial arm saw

• Band saw

b.      Describe the purpose and demonstrate the proper use of the following surfacing machines:

• Surface planer

• Jointer

c.      Describe the purpose and demonstrate the proper use of the following sanding machines:

• Disc sander

• Surface sander

• Spindle sander

d.      Describe the purpose and demonstrate the proper use of the following shaping machines:

• Router table

• Shaper

e.      Describe the purpose and demonstrate the proper use of the following drilling machines:

• Drill press

Standard 3 Students will understand processing materials.

Objective 1: Understand and demonstrate safe practices.

a.      Demonstrate the ability to work safely in a cabinet shop following general safety rules.

b.      Demonstrate the safe use of woodworking tools and machines.

c.      Define MSDS and know its purpose.

d.      Pass a written safety test with a score of 100 percent.

Objective 2: Understand and demonstrate the use of fasteners and adhesives.

a.      Identify the various woodworking fasteners and the application of each.

• Nails

• Screws

• Staples

b. Properly use an adhesive in the construction of a project.

c. Identify the different types of clamps.

• Bar

• “C”

• Spring

• Handscrew

Objective 3: Understand wood products and characteristics and procedures.

a.      Identify softwoods.

• Softwoods – pine, red cedar b. Identify hardwoods.

• Hardwoods – cherry, oak, alder, walnut, maple

Objective 4: Distinguish between solid woods and man-made materials.

a. Plywood

b. Particle board

c. MDF

Standard 4 Students will understand milling and assembly.

Objective 1: Understand and demonstrate the use of joinery.

a.      Identify the basic woodworking joints.

• Butt

• Miter

• Rabbet

• Dado

b.      Construct a basic woodworking project using the basic joints.

Objective 2: Understand and demonstrate the use of cabinet components and hardware.

a. Complete a project.

b. Identify common cabinet/furniture hardware.

• Hinges – overlay, butt, and European

• Drawer guides (wood or metal)

• Knobs and pulls

Objective 3: Understand and demonstrate sanding and finishing techniques.

a. Understand and properly apply the basic rules of sanding.

b. Properly prepare a surface for finishing

c. Properly apply stain and/or clear finish.

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

 Objective 1: Understand X, Y, Z axis.

Objective 2: Understand vectors/raster.

Objective 3: Define G-code.

Objective 4: Define 2D, 2.5D, and 3D.

Objective 5: Understand post-processor.

Objective 6: Create a file, create text, import or create a vector graphic.

Objective 7: Create a cut file. 

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