Weston Middle School

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Grade 8 Design-Constructiont-Course Calendar

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Additional Info

   Activity  Tools/Materials
 

Introduction

Video Introduction to Design-Construction

Expectations

Sample Work
 

Safety

On-line Safety Quiz

Safety Forms
     
 

SketchUp Tutorials

Should be watched individually by students using a separate window or on Ipad with headphones, stopping video periodically and copying techniques.

Day 1:

Drawing a Sanding Block

Drawing a Box in Google SketchUp

Paper and pencil, computer
 
  Sanding Block 1x2 pine stock, #60 sandpaper, spray glue
     
 

Messing around with wood-Make a test piece that includes:

  • Bandsaw fun and games
  • Rounding over with the router
  • Drilling holes with drill press-changing bits
  • Joining with dowels
  • Sanding with 3 grits
  • Power Sanders
  • Gluing- Types of glues
  • Gouges
 
     
 

Kitchenware- Spoons, spatulas, etc.

  • Using Gouges
  • Build one corrugated cardboard- revise until approved
  • Review sequence of construction
  • Build at least one of soft pine
  • Build Salad Set of hardwood ( may be laminated)
    • Serving Spoons
    • Ladles
    • Mugs
Chisels/Gouges, pine stick, strips of hardwood
     
 

Napkin Holder-

Design and construct a napkin holder/condiment caddy-

  • Sketch base, uprights
  • Make cardboard mock-up
  • Fabricate pieces and assemble
  • Finish
 Do Google image search for wooden napkin holder with salt and pepper shakers
     
 

Picture Frame

  • Design a build a picture frame using 1x2 stock
  • Include:
    • Rabbett
    • Roundover
    • Ogee
    • Chamfer
 
     
 

Box Project

1/2 x 4 oak or aspen, router, miter saw, clamps, 3/4" oak, strips of tropical woods
     
 

Boards:

maple, walnut, padauk or fir
  Optional:  
 

Furniture

  • Side Table
  • Stool

Slideshow of Projects

Artist Furniture

Exercises

Planning Sheet
     
  Other:  
  50 Great Woodworking Projects  
  Wooden Puzzles- Square Root Games  
  Whistle (Instructables)  
 

Bandsaw Box

 
 

Mitered Box

 
 

Pencil Holder

 
 

Butler Tray

 
 

Child's Chair

 
 

Tankard

 
 

Stool

 
 

Sushi Board

 
 

Walking Staff

 
 

Chessboard

 
 

Signboard

Cutting Letters-Video
 

Picture Frame

 
 

Arm-Waving Whirligig

 
 

Mechanical Whirligig

 
 

Onager

 
 

Trebuchet

 
 

Other Woodworking Projects-Clocks, etc.

 
 

Links

Artist Websites:

 

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Revised January 2011 by Jonathan Dietz, dietzj@mail.weston.org