In the woodworking 8 course, students are exposed to the areas of shaping, cutting, finishing, fastening, boring and layout. Students will complete at least two projects during the rotation, one of which will be a small wooden box. This box will allow students to be introduced to CNC technology as they will be cutting a design on their lid using the ShopBot CNC router. This course introduces some machine tools, but mainly focuses on developing hand tool skills that provide a strong foundation for future courses.
Students in Woodworking 9 will learn how to safely and effectively use power tools utilized in the wood shop. They will also learn the order of operations and be able to measure and lay out project components. Students will begin with rough lumber and use the skills and equipment to build a number of different yet challenging projects. The CNC router will also be available to enhance the projects by allowing students to engrave designs and logos onto their individual projects.
TECHNOLOGY EDUCATION 10 – WOODWORK (TEW 10)
Students in the Woodwork 10 course will learn to use hand and power tools in a safe and proper manner. The safety unit is covered thoroughly at the beginning of the course and reinforced throughout. The projects worked on in class will require students to interpret route sheets, technical drawings, and utilize a number of tools in the process.
Students who have completed Woodwork 9 will work on more advanced projects than students taking the course for the first time.
Students are required to provide their own safety goggles/eye protection, hearing protection, and tape measure.
CARPENTRY AND JOINERY 11 (CJ 11)
Prerequisite: Woodworking 10 preferred
In the Carpentry and Joinery 11 course students are exposed to the WHMIS regulations and are trained to use the power equipment found in the woodshop. There is a large focus on safety and accident prevention during the first few weeks and these procedures are to be used throughout the course. During the production of projects students begin by interpreting technical drawings or producing design sketches. Students are then expected to complete projects using both hand and machine tools that use a number of different wood joints. Students take the WoodLINKS curriculum, which includes current industry trends as well as exposing them to vast amounts of information and resources on wood processing. Students are also encouraged to utilize the CNC Router into a part of one of their projects.
CARPENTRY AND JOINERY 12 (CJ 12)
Prerequisite: Carpentry and Joinery 11
In the Carpentry and Joinery 12 course students are exposed to the WHMIS regulations and are trained to use all the power equipment found in the woodshop. Students are expected to apply safe work practices when completing personal projects as there is a large focus on safety and accident prevention during the first few weeks and it is reinforced throughout the course. During the production of projects, students begin by interpreting technical drawings or producing design sketches and demonstrate proficiency in using a variety of measuring instruments, layout tools and mathematical techniques to solving technical problems. Students are then expected to complete projects that incorporate a number of different wood joints using both hand and machine tools. CJ 12 students are also exposed to working with engineered wood products and composite materials. The WoodLINKS curriculum incorporates current industry trends as well as exposing students to vast amounts of information and resources on wood processing and production techniques. Students are encouraged to utilize the CNC Router into part of one of their projects.