Practicing working in wood shop and making connections.
Using one 2x4x8 pieces of wood practice using the wood shop power tools, and learn to make wood joint connections.
1st steps: straightening and cutting your wood to size
- Take 1 piece of 2x4x8 and cut it in 16" pieces using the compound miter saw.
- Using the jointer join two side on each of the pieces to create 2 straight sides.
- Using the planer straighten the other wider opposite site and 1 1/4" thickness .
- Using the table saw rip the pieces to 3" width.
- Finally Using the compound miter saw cut the pieces to 15" length.
- You will end up with 6 pieces 3"x1 1/4"x 15".
After you finish straightening and cutting your pieces to size bring them to me for evaluation.(opts)
2nd steps: joining the 6 pieces together
After you have prepared the pieces of wood, connect all of the pieces with at least 4 different type of joints. Don't glue the pieces together, but the wood joints should fit tightly.
- Joints you can use:
- Miter butt joint,
- Rabbet joint,
- Tongue and groove
- Lap joint
- Half- Lap joint
- Cross Half Lap joint
- Box joint
- Mortise and Tenon joint
- Dowel Joint
Use power tools and hand tools tools with precision to make cuts and joints. You will need tape measure and sharp pencil. Observe all safety rules when working in the wood shop.
Turn in your joint (not glued) pieces clearly labeled with your name. 20 pts.