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Mike Beranek holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Technology Education from University of Wisconsin - Stout
located in  Menomonie, Wisconsin.  He has been teaching Technology Education since 1988.  His experience has enabled students in his program to learn the basic fundamentals of woodworking
safely and productively.  Mr. Beranek also is one of the Advisors for the Class 2007. 

When Mr. Beranek is not teaching, you will find him golfing, fishing, camping, hunting, or spending time with his family and friends. 

Emphases for the woodworking program are for the students to be present and on time to class, take pride in their work, respect others, take proper care of the equipment, and to do their best, whether it's taking a test, completing an assignment, or planning and building a project. 



Course Description/Objectives/Outlines/Schedule

Woodworking Technology I
          Woodworking I - Course Description
          Woodworking I - General Course Objectives
          Woodworking I - Specific Course Objectives
          Woodworking I - Course Outline
          Woodworking I - Tentative Course Schedule



Woodworking Technology I

Course Title: Woodworking Tech
Grade Level: Grades 9, 10, 11, and 12
Textbook:  Exploring Woodworking "Fundamentals of Technology" by Fred W. Zimmerman and Larry J. McWard

Woodworking I - Course Description: This is a semester course designed to introduce the student to basic woodworking concepts and product design.  Students will be encouraged to become familiar with the basic drafting equipment, hand tools, woods, power equipment, basic wood joints and joinery processes.  Wood, tool identification, adhesives, clamping techniques, and wood substitutes are explored.  Students will have an opportunity to participate in quality control experiments as well as constructing a wood project.  Note: All students must pass a general safety test with a 100% as well as a safety test for each power machine demonstrated by the instructor.

Through the kinds of experience and knowledge gained in this course, students will begin to develop an appreciation of good industrial design, craftsmanship, orderly procedures, safe work habits, pride in their individual work, integrity, proper work ethic, and have an understanding of how to use the tools, machines, woods, and devices properly and safely.

Woodworking Tech. - General Course Objectives:

 1. To provide each student with information concerning wood and forest products and the characteristics of wood and wood products.

 2. To provide each student with experience in basic planning and design of a core project using basic shop sketching for the working drawings, a bill of materials, cutting diagram and cut sheet, and a plan of procedure.

 3. To provide each student with an opportunity to develop skills in the safe care and use of hand tools used in the woodworking industry.

 4. To provide each student an opportunity to learn the importance of integrity, craftsmanship, and work habits and ethic in the classroom and shop.

 5. To provide each student with an opportunity to work with different kinds of hard and soft woods, abrasives, glues, hardware, stains and finishes used in the woodworking industry.

Woodworking Tech. - Specific Course Objectives: When the student has completed the Woodworking I course, he/she will be able to:

 1. Develop problem solving skills relating to materials and processes.

 2. Develop the necessary skills which will enable him/her to communicate and express drafting ideas in an understandable, efficient, and accurate manner.

 3. Thoughtfully plan out the work by developing a pictorial view, orthographic projection, bill of materials list, cutting diagram and list, estimating cost using board and square foot formula's and a plan of procedure list.

 4. Develop the ability to read a drawing and be able to construct it in the wood shop.

 5. Demonstrate and explain the correct use of tools and machines in order to prevent personal injury to you and your classmates as well as preventive damage of the equipment.

 6. Develop the proper usage of all equipment used in the woodworking area.

 7. Develop the ability to identify hand tools, machines, softwoods, hardwoods, plywood, portable tools, wood joints, and wood products.

 8. Develop proper attitudes toward work and daily relationships with others.

 9. Develop the ability to construct various wood joints assigned by the instructor.

10. Demonstrate proper techniques and safety requirements for all portable and power machines.

11. Demonstrate the proper way to apply various fillers and wood stains.

12. Replace or change the blade or bit of the portable tool or machine assigned by the instructor.

13. Develop the ability and skill to fastened wood together using various adhesives, hardware, and techniques of the trade.

14. Develop the skill in preparing a wood surface for a finish.

15. Demonstrate the proper way to apply a finish on a project.

16. Develop the ability to be on time, keep busy, and conduct yourself in a safe manner both in the classroom and shop area.

Woodworking  Tech. - Course Outline:

 a.  Requirements of the class
 b.  Rules and regulations
 c.  Grading policy
 d.  Course outline
 e.  Textbooks, workbooks, and assign lockers and locks.

 a.  Planning and Designing in Woodworking
             1.  Sketching
             2.  Pictorial Views = Isometric/Oblique
             3.  Reading a Ruler
             4.  Orthographic Projection
             5.  Dimensioning
             6.  Bill of Materials
             7.  Cutting Diagram/Cut List

 b.  Selecting and Identifying Materials
             1.  Identify Softwoods, Hardwoods, and Manufactured Lumber
             2.  Board and Square Foot Formula's
             3.  Cost Estimate for Selected Project

 c.  Wood shop Safety
             1.  General Shop Safety

Basic Processes:
 a.  Measurement, Layout, and Rough Out
 b.  Planing and Sawing
 c.  Drilling and Boring
 d.  Wood Joints
             1.  Edge Butt
             2.  Miter
             3.  Dowel
             4.  Dado
             5.  Rabbet
             6.  Groove
             7.  Biscuit/Wafer
 e.  Cutting Curves, Irregular Shapes, Bevels, and Chamfers

Power Tools:
 a.  Planing Machines:
              1. Jointer 
              2. Surface Planer 
 b.  Circular Saws: 
              1.  Table Saw
              2.  Radial Arm Saw
              3.  Power Miter Box
              4.  Saw Buck
 c.  Band Saw, Jig Saw and Saber Saw: 
 d.  Drill Press, Portable and Cordless Drill: 
 e.  4" Jointer Biscuit Machine
 f.  Router and Router Table: 
 g.  Sanding Machines: 
               1.  Belt and Disk Sander
               2.  Hand Stroke Belt Sander
               3.  1" x 30" Belt Sander
               4.  Portable Belt Sander
               5.  Oscillating Spindle Sander
               6.  Finish Palm Sander
               7.  Orbital Sander
 h.  Wood Lathe: 
              1.  Spindle Turning
              2.  Face Plate Turning

Assembly and Final Surface Preparation:
 a.  Glues, Gluing and Clamping
 b.  Mechanical Fasteners and Assembly
 c.  Sanding and Preparing for Finish
 d.  Finishes and Finishing
 e.  Staining
 f.  Spraying


Woodworking Tech. - Tentative Course Schedule:

Woodworking Tech - Tentative Course Schedule:

This course schedule is tentative and designed for the student who may be missing class for some reason throughout the school year. Even if the weekly schedule of events are not correct, the data that is to be covered will be in the following sequence.

Week 1. Introduction of the class, requirements of the class, student folders, rules and regulations, grading policy, course outline, hand-out textbooks, workbooks, and assign lockers and locks.

Week 1. General Safety Rules, Unit 3 = "Wood shop Safety." Read and Workbook Assignment, Correct Assignment Unit 3, Test on Safety Rules.

Week 2. Introduce Reading a Ruler, Pictorial Views = Oblique/Isometric, Orthographic Projection, Film, Unit 1 = "Planning and Designing in Woodworking." Read and Workbook Assignment. Test on Unit 3. Lab = Sketching.

Week 2. Sketching Isometric/Oblique Views, Orthographic Projection, Correct Assignment Unit 1. Lab = Sketching.

Week 2. Sketching Continued, Test Unit 1. Lab = Sketching.

Week 3. Unit 2 = "Selecting and Identifying Materials." Read and Workbook Assignment. Select Project, Selecting and Identifying Materials, Board and Square Foot Formula's. Correct Assignment Unit 2. Lab = Board and Square Foot Formula's/Project Selection.

Week 3. Board and Square Foot Continued, Bill of Materials, Cut Sheet, Test Unit 2. Lab = Board and Square Foot/Planning Project.

Week 3. Unit 4 = "Measurement, Layout, and Rough Out." Read and Workbook Assignment. Plan of Procedure, Tool and Wood Identification, Demonstrate Measurement, Layout & Rough Out. Notebook Check. Correct Assignment Unit 4. Lab = Tools and Wood Identification.

Week 4. Unit 13 = "Planing” Machines. Read and Workbook Assignment. Demonstrate Jointer, Surface Planer, Safety Rules Test, Tool and Wood Identification Test, Lab = Projects. Test Unit 4. Correct Assignment Unit 13.

Week 4. Unit 14 = "Circular Saws." Read and Workbook Assignment. Demonstrate Table Saw, Radial Arm Saw, Power Miter Box, Saw Buck, Safety Rules Test, Lab = Projects. Correct Assignment Unit 14.

Week 5 - 10 . Test Units 13 and 14. Lab = Student Projects

Included in Weeks 5 - 10 . Units 8 and 15. Unit 8 = "Cutting Curves, Irregular Shapes, Bevels, and Chamfers," and Unit 15 = "Band Saw, Jig Saw, and Saber Saw." Read and Workbook Assignment. Demonstrate Band Saw, Scroll Saw, Portable Jig Saw, Cutting Curves, Irregular Shapes, Bevels & Chamfers. Safety Rules Test, Lab = Projects
Correct Assignment 8 and 15.

Included in Weeks 5 - 10. Units 6 and 16. Unit 6 = "Drilling and Boring," and Unit 16 = "Drill Press, Mortise, and Tenoned." Read and Workbook Assignment. Demonstrate Drill Press, Horizontal Boring Machine, Doweling Jig, Drilling and Boring, Safety Rules Test, Lab = Projects. Correct Assignment Units 6 and 16.

Included in Weeks 5 - 10. Unit 7 = "Wood Joints." Read and Workbook Assignment. Demonstrate how to make an Edge Butt, Miter, Dowel, Dado, Groove, and Rabbet Joint. Lab = Projects. Correct Assignment Unit 7.

Weeks 11 –15 plus Student time. Unit 9 = "Glues, Gluing, and Clamping." Read and Workbook Assignment. Demonstrate How to Properly Glue and Assemble a Project. Lab = Projects. Correct Assignment Unit 9

Weeks 11 –15 plus Student time. Unit 18 = "Router, Shaper, and Molder." Read and Workbook Assignment. Demonstration Router, Router Table, Safety Rules Test. Identify Router Bits. Lab = Projects. Correct Assignment Unit 18.

Weeks 11 –15 plus Student time. Unit 17 = "Lathe." Read and Workbook Assignment. Demonstrate Wood Lathe = Spindle and Face plate Turning. Safety Rules Test. Lab = Projects. Correct Assignment Unit 17.

Weeks 11 –15 plus Student time. Unit 19 = "Sanding Machines." Read and Workbook Assignment. Demonstrate Belt and Disk Sander, Oscillating Sander, Hand Stroke Belt Sander, Finish Palm Sander, Orbital Sander, Portable Belt Sander. Safety Rules Test. Lab = Projects. Correct Assignment Unit 19.

Weeks 11 –15 plus Student time. Unit 10 = "Mechanical Fasteners and Assembly." Read and Workbook Assignment. Demonstrate How to Install Screws, Nails, and Bolts. Identification of Screws, Nails, and Bolts. Lab = Projects. Correct Assignment Unit 10.

Weeks 11 –15 plus Student time. Units 11 & 12. Unit 11 = "Sanding and Preparing for a Finish," and Unit 12 = "Finishes and Finishing." Read and Workbook Assignment. Demonstrate Sanding and Preparing for a finish, Finishes and Finishing Techniques. Lab = Projects. Correct Assignment Units 11 and 12.

Week 16 – 17 Finish Sanding Workbenches, Pay for Projects, Turn in Textbooks, Workbooks, and Locks. Clean out Lockers, Review for Semester Exam, Take Project and Materials Home, Evaluate Instructor and Program, Select Project for Next Year..

Week 18. Semester Review & Final. Notebook Check. Lab = Projects. Pay for Projects.


Grading Index
97 - 100
94 - 96
91 - 93
88 -90
85 - 87
82 - 84
78 - 81
75 - 77
73 - 74
71 - 72
69 - 0

Rules and Regulations


I would like to welcome you to the Blair-Taylor High School Woodworking Program. Throughout the past years, my students have designed and built some excellent projects. It is very important that you are responsible and abide by all safety rules and regulations given in this class. My goals are to have everyone who is taking Woodworking to construct an excellent project, be safe, and have a great learning experience.
I have listed the following rules and regulations for which you as the student must abide to:
1. You will need the following supplies for this class:
a. Three ring binder
b. Notebook
c. Pencil
d. 12’ to 25' tape measure
e. Calculator
f. Apron, ear plugs, and safety goggles: You may purchase these items from the program.
2. There are six rules, which apply to horseplay. They include: running, shouting, pushing, throwing, kicking, or talking to or touching equipment operators. Please do not horseplay in the classroom or woodshop area.
3. Roll call will take place immediately after the tardy bell rings. You must show the item or items written on the chalk board when your name is called (Safety Equipment Chaeck). I would appreciate it if you would keep the noise down while roll is being taken.
4. Students must have the instructor’s permission to leave the shop or classroom. This includes going across the hallway to getting a drink of water, talking to a student/teacher in the hallway, going upstairs pick up additional lumber for your project, or going to the bathroom. If you leave without permission, you will have the choice of either writing an essay, or going to the principal's office. In both cases, you will also receive a zero for the day on your daily work grade.
5. Pop, candy, donuts, bottled water, and other kinds of bakery goods are not allowed in the classroom or wood shop area.
6. Stealing, willful abuse of tools, projects, equipment, and any other actions which may endanger you or others in the class may be caused for an immediate dismissal from this class.
7. All students are expected to work the full period. If you do not have something to do, see the instructor so you will not get in trouble and loose valuable points on your daily work grade.
8. All students are required to clean up the shop beginning six (6) minutes before the class period ends (listen for the clean-up bell – it may start very soon).
9. Students are not allowed in the file cabinets unless given permission. Please do not sit in the instructor's desk without permission.
10. Safety glasses or goggles, ear plugs, and apron must be worn at all times when working out in the shop area. "No Exceptions".
11. Students must receive a 100% on every written and performance safety test given prior to operating the tool or machine.
12. Please put things back where they are properly stored. Do not expect someone else to pick up after you.
13. If a tool is broke or you have broken it, inform the instructor immediately.
14. When you have taken a piece of wood out of the storage room, it must be written down on your bill sheet located in the binder before it can be cut. Note: I want the date, Thickness x Width x Length, type of wood, how may pieces, what your using it for, and how much it costs per board or square foot.
15. Lumber that is stored in the bins of the woodshop is not scrap lumber. You must ask the instructor first or you will be charged for the piece.
16. You will be allowed to purchase lumber from the school. Note: If there is a substitute teacher, you will not be able to purchase any lumber until the instructor returns.
17. When there is a substitute teacher, be on your best behavior. If your name is put down for any reason, you will be required to do some work out of the textbook, or write a 500-word essay or more before going back into the shop to work on your project. On the other hand, if you are good, you will receive bonus points toward an assignment or test.
18. Lecture, Assignments, and Tests: Tuesdays and Thursdays will involve these three areas. You will be required to complete your assignments, take good notes and pay attention.
19. The following items are Shop No-No's in the classroom and shop:
a. Sunglasses
b. Walkman's/Disc man's
c. Food, pop, candy, etc.(unless approved ahead of time by instructor)
d. Hats/tank tops and other inappropriate clothing
e. Hacky sacks or other toys
f. Cheating
g. Foul language
h. Throwing objects
i. Chewing tobacco & alcohol- follow school rules
j. Pushing or shoving
20. Be respectful to everyone in the shop, otherwise, someone could get hurt.
21. Grading: You will be graded on daily work, assignments, and tests. The following grading index will be used:
a. Daily Work Grade = 45%
b. Assignments, Projects and Notebook = 40%
c. Test = 15%

22. Note: It is your responsibility as a student to make sure the assignments are handed in on time and completed. Most of the assignments will be completed in the classroom and I will expect to see the completion of your assignment before we grade it.
23. Daily Work Grade: The daily work grade consists of attending the class, being on time and not being tardy. You need to have your pencil, notebook, textbook, or any other item listed on the chalkboard for that particular day. During the class I would appreciate your undivided attention when I am lecturing or demonstrating, keeping busy throughout the class on your assignment or project.
24. Daily Work Grade Criteria: You, the student will receive 10 points per day/hour for your daily work grade. If you come in prepared and the required work for that day, you will receive 10 points. I have listed the following items that will prevent you from getting the full ten points:
1. When the instructor takes roll you are talking too loud = minus four points.
2. If you do not have the required items listed on the chalkboard = minus two points for each item not brought to the class.
3. Tardy refer to school handbook.
4. If you forget your assignment or did not do it, minus points. Note: You will not be allowed to go back to your hall locker and get your assignment.
5. School prearrange for extra curricular activities will be treated as though you are in the class, but missed work must be made up. At the end of that time, the grade will be recorded as a zero. You are responsible for makeup work. You can come in the morning, lunch, or after school, but first you must make arrangements with the instructor.
6. If you are in ALC, it will be your responsibility to come in before school begins to make up the work you have or will miss.
7. If you are goofing around, not working, talking, interrupting the class, it will be up to the instructor as to how many points will be taken off your daily work grade. It could range from minus two to ten points.
25. Lab: You will have lab on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday tentatively. This may change if there's a substitute teacher or you are being disruptive etc.
26. Extra Credit: No extra credit will be given unless all tests, assignments, and makeup work has been completed. Note: Do not ask for extra credit one or two days prior to receiving your report card.
27. Cheating: If you get caught cheating, you will receive a zero on the assignment or test, daily work grade, and I will call your parents. If you get caught a second time, you will fail the 9 weeks.
28. If you ever become offended by anything that goes on in class, please schedule a time to discuss the situation with me. I will never intentionally offend anyone. However, sometimes the unintentional happens. If somebody offends you, please come and talk to me. I will do my best to rectify the situation.
29. Rules and regulations as covered in the student handbook received on the first day are to be followed in this class.
30. If I confront you for inappropriate behavior, please remember that it is the behavior I disapprove of and not you as a person.
31. Admits. If you do not have your admit, you will be sent to the office. If you forget it in your other class, you will be marked tardy. Please be responsible and avoid forgetting your admits in other classes.



Student Projects
Student Projects Woodworking Technology I

Students Working on Plans/Performance Skill Tests/Projects

Orthographic Projection Drawing
Orthographic Projection Drawing
Taking a Drafting Test
Working on an Orthographic Projection Drawing

Working on his Pictorial Drawing
Working on his Pictorial Drawing
Working on his Pictorial Drawing
Working on his Pictorial Drawing
Gluing up Stock
Sanding Belt and Disk Sander
Cutting a Mortise on the Hollow Chisel Mortiser Machine
Cutting a Miter on the Power Miter Box

Sharpening a Chisel
Face planing 
a Board on the Jointer
Crosscutting a Board on the Radial Arm Saw

Crosscutting on the Table Saw using the Miter Gauge
Cutting a Relief, Nibble, and Tangent on the Band Saw
Ripping a Board on the Table Saw using a Push Stick
Spraying and Finishing 

Woodworking Technology Safety Rules

General Safety Rules


1. Identify unsafe acts.
2. Reduce or eliminate hazardous conditions around machines and equipment.
3. Handle and store materials properly.
4. Know where the fire extinguishers are located in the shop and how to properly use them in case of a fire.
5. Explain procedures to follow if accidents occur.
6. Know what to do in case of a fire and the proper procedures for evacuation.

 1. Safety is the most important aspect of your woodworking experience.  Pay close attention to the instructions and            demonstrations given by your instructor.

 2. Dress properly for your work.  Remove your coat, wear a shop apron and ear plugs.  If you wear long sleeves be sure they are fitted and buttoned at the cuffs or roll them up.

 3. You must wear safety goggles at all times when working in the woodshop area and a respirator to filter out harmful vapors created by finishes when spraying in the spray booth.

 4. While operating a tool or machine, attention must be directly made to that machine and avoid looking up or talking to another person.

 5. Think through the operation before performing it.  Know what you are going to do, and what the machine will do.

 6. Remove ties and confine long hair before operating any power equipment.

 7. Conduct yourself in a manner conducive to safe shop practices.  Keep your hands clean and free of oil or grease.  You will do better and safer work, and the tools and your project will stay in good condition.

 8. Keep all safety guards on the machine unless given permission by the instructor to remove them.

 9. Operate all power machines only after receiving proper instruction on how to operate them safely, you have read the owners manual and receive a 100 percent on the safety test.

10. Disconnect the power from any portable tool or power machine when changing a blade, disk, belt, or bit.

11. When you have completed an operation on a machine, turn off the power, wait until the blade has come to a dead stop before leaving the area or setting up another operation.

12. Never leave a machine running or unattended under any circumstances.

13. Do not crowd around an operator or wait in line to use a machine.

14. Know where the first aid kit is located in the shop and how to use it properly in the event of an emergency.  You must always put on your gloves when there is a hazardous waste involved.

15. Accidents are caused by carelessness.  If you see an accident in the woodworking class or shop, you will do the following steps:
            A. Report it immediately to the instructor.
            B. Get the first aid kit and assist the instructor if needed.
            C. Fill out an accident report form located on the student bulletin board. 

16. Accident report forms must be filled out on all injuries and signed by you as the witness.  After the injured party has returned to class, he/she must also fill out an accident form.

17. There must always be two (2) people in the woodshop area when working on hand or power equipment.

18. Keep the shop area and work surfaces clean of scraps, liquids, and unnecessary equipment.

19. No horseplay or rough housing is allowed in the classroom or woodshop.

20. When assisting others in the shop, be sure you know the proper way.

21. If you see someone violating a safety rule, let them know about it because it's not only protecting that person, it's also protecting you as well as the other students in the shop.

22. When carrying tools, make more than one trip if there are more than two tools and be sure the sharp edges are pointing down.

23. Clamp stock when sanding, routing, etc. work only on secure stock.

24. When using any sharp tool, be sure you always cut away from yourself and see that other students are clear of the area.

25. Bench/table organization: Do not put tools on the edge of the table to be knocked off.  Keep the workbench a safe and clean area.

26. Floor safety: Pick up anything that may cause you or someone else to trip or fall.

27. Materials and storage: Take your time when getting any materials.  Think safety when your carrying long stock from one place to another.  Avoid hitting the wall or scraping it against the corner of the door.  Avoid dropping the plywood down on the floor.  You will usually put a dent in the corner etc. . . 

28. Lifting: Make sure you always lift with your legs and not your back.  Ask for some assistance if the object is to heavy.

29. Fire Protection: Use the metal red can located in the finish room for oily, and stained rags.  DO NOT LEAVE RAGS ON THE BENCHES OR FLOORS.  They could ignite because of (spontaneous combustion).

30. Never talk to anyone while operating a power or hand tool.

31. Do not operate any machine or tool if you are tired, dizzy, upset, worried, or in a hurry.

32. Never use any machine until full momentum has been reached.

33. Avoid making unusual noises that may startle the operator.

34. Do not play any pranks, damage other students projects or fight in the woodshop.

35. Machines must not be used if the instructor is called out of class.

36. Accidents are caused by inattention to the job at hand, the use of damaged or incorrect tools,  and carelessness.

37. Do not put sharp objects such as screwdrivers, or chisels in your pockets.

38. Know where the fire extinguishers are located in the woodshop and classroom.  The following information is a list of steps on how to operate a fire extinguisher properly:
          A. Take it off the wall and pull the pin.
          B. Point the nozzle at the base of the fire.
          C. Squeeze the trigger and put out the fire.
          D. Once the fire is out, release the trigger.
          E. Get the fire extinguisher recharged immediately.

39. If solvent or some other chemical splashes in your eye, immediately flush it out with water.

40. No food, candy, donuts, or drinks are allowed in the woodshop or classroom.

41. Keep the shop neat and clean by doing your individual clean up job.

42. Keep your fingers and hands away from moving parts of machines such as belts and pulleys.

43. All wrenches, tools, and materials should be removed from the top of the power machines before using them.

44. Do not force the material being cut beyond the capacity of the machine.  You could have a serious kickback and/or burn up the motor.

45. Never use a cutting blade that is dull or have broken teeth.

46. Turn on your own starting switch when operating a machine unless you specifically request another person to do so.  This usually occurs when cutting full sheets of plywood.

47. Make sure all guards and fences are in place, adjusted properly, and locked, before starting the machine.

48. Clean up any spilled liquids immediately.  The rags are located in the finish room.

49. Free aisles, traffic areas, and exits of materials and other debris.

50. Know the proper procedures for fire drills, bomb threats, etc. and do them correctly without panicking.

51. Know the proper procedures to follow in keeping the work areas clean and orderly.

52. Advise the instructor immediately of any machine that is out of adjustment, broke, or not functioning properly.

53. Great care must be taken to be certain that all lumber is free of loose knots, staples, nails, and imbedded rocks.

54. Always use the dust collector when operating any machine to which it is attached.  The dust collecting system is part of the woodshop safety equipment.

55. The operator of the machine is responsible for being certain that all conditions are safe for himself/herself and any students in the immediate area.  Be sure to look behind you before turning on the machine.

56. Never sit or lean on the machines or work benches.

57. Always select the proper size and type of tool for your project.  An expert never uses a tool unless it is sharp and in good working condition.

58. Always keep sufficient brooms, brushes, and other housekeeping equipment readily available.

59. Classes of Fires:
            1. Class A= Fires that occur in ordinary combustible materials such as wood, rags, and rubbish.
            2. Class B= Fires that occur with flammable liquids such as gasoline, oil, grease, paints and thinners.
            3. Class C= Fires that occur on or near electrical equipment such as motors, switchboards, and electrical wiring.

60. When using the pneumatic nailer or staple gun, never point it at a person or yourself.  Keep your hand away from the shooting line.

61. OSHA means "Occupational Safety and Health Administration" originated in April of 1971 is designed to keep all companies under regulations regarding to the use of personal protective safety equipment, performance requirements, employer hazard assessments, employee training in the use of personal protective safety equipment, and hand protection when working with chemicals.

62. Always wear gloves when using paint remover/stripper because the chemicals will burn your hands.  Keeping your hands clean when using the tools in the shop is one way to prevent a serious injury.

63. When you are finished using a machine, remove the special setups.  Leave the machine in its normal operating condition for the next person.

64. Never try to pull stock through the machine.

65. Never use electrical equipment on a wet or damp floor.  Make sure the tool is properly grounded and that the extension cord wire is large enough and (3) three pronged.

66. Never attempt to stop the machine with a piece of wood or anything else after the power is turned off.  Make sure the machine has come to a dead stop before adjusting, oiling, or changing the blade.

67. Only a person with medical training should remove something from your eye.  If you get a small sliver in the skin, remove it and then treat it against infection.

68. Always put the respirator back in the plastic bag and seal it after use.  This will keep the filters clean.

69. You must understand the term "margin of safety" and abide by it at all times.  MARGIN OF SAFETY - is the distance you keep your hands away from the rotating cutter and the size of the material to be used on a machine.

70. Remember at all times that you must guarantee safety for two: You and the other people in the shop class.  The machine cannot think, but you can.  Make safety a habit.

71. Always use the aid of push blocks, push sticks, feather boards, or other devices to prevent you from getting hurt.  We can replace wood, but not fingers, eyes, etc.  . . . 

72. Never put your hand in the cutting line of the blade.

73. Do not throw pencils, etc. at other students while working in the classroom woodshop.

74. If you see someone violating a safety rule, try to inform the student as quick as possible.  If the student has already began to make the cut,  wait until he/she is finished, then tell the student what the correct way should be or inform the instructor.

75. The best type of shoe worn in the shop should be a good sturdy pair with rubber soles.

76. To achieve maximum safety in the woodshop, the equipment must be kept in top condition.

77. The operator must know what he/she is doing and how to do it.

78. To avoid accidents, safety must be foremost in your mind at all times.


Woodworking News/Notes/Tips/Plans
About.Com's Index of Links to Plans
Amateur Woodworker- archive of project plans
Ask the Builder
Barley Harvest- furniture plans etc.
Better Homes and Gardens Home Improvement Encyclopedia
B.B.C. Wood- Woodworking and Picnic Table plans
B. Frank Woodworking- various plans
Bob's Woodworking plans and kits
Bruce Neville- woodworking plans on CD ROM
Builder Online
CAD Files for Woodworkers- various projects in CAD format
Cedar Strip Canoes, Plans & Accessories by Valley Woodworking
Charlie's free plan listing
Connected Lines, Software and Patterns for Crafts, Woodworking
Constructive Ideas
Creative Woodcraft Plans
Dalcraft Furniture Designs
Emazing Woodworking Tip of the Day
Figure One Woodworking
Free Plans Listing- Keyboard Stand Page
Free Woodworking Plans- Large listing of plans from the Woodchuck Canuck
Internet Woodworking
ISW's Open Woodworking Forum
Lake Superior Designs
On.Site Designs
Pine Glade Woodworking Shop
Robbies Workshop
Software for Woodworking
Sam Allen's Woodworking Bulletin Board
Skateboard Plans & Materials
Steelbar - Clock Inserts and Clock Plans
Stripping Paint From Wood
Tips on Wood & Home Improvements
Vintage Games Woodworking Plans
Woodbin Plan Finder Search Engine- 3400 plans
WoodCarvers Web
Woodware Designs
Wood Projects - Links to 1300+ wood plans for woodworking enthusiasts
WoodWork Plans from "The Keeper"
Woodworker's Indexing
Wood World
Woodworkers Website Association- see their plans search databaseWoodworking Plans: WoodNet
Woodworking Plans - Immediate Download - PlansNOW.com
Woodworking Plans & Patterns
Woodworking: Projects | Plans for Do It Yourselfers

Woodworking Career's/Resume Information
Career Fields
Career Guide
Career Inventory Web Quest
Careers - Yahoo
Guide to Resume Writing
Individual Resumes
Job Interviews
Job Web
Resume Resources
Top 10 Technical Resume Writing Tips
Woodworking Occupations


Woodworking Books & Videos
Advanced Woodworking
Barnes & Noble
Better Homes and Gardens
Creative Woodworks & Crafts Magazine
Custom Woodworking Business Magazine
Popular Woodworking Magazine
Rockler Books and Videos
The Ultimate Woodworker's Reference Resource
The Woodworker
Wood Smith Magazine
Wood Technology Magazine
Woodworker's Newsstand


Woodworking 1-800 Directory
Catalog, Companies & Mail Order Houses

AA Carbide - (Blade and Bit Sharpening) 1-800-578-7606
Abbey Tools 1-800-225-6321
Apollo Sprayers Intenational 1-800-578-7606
Chown Hardware 1-800-547-1930
CMT Tools 1-800-531-5559
Craft Supply USA 1-800-551-8876
Craftsman Tools 1-800-776-8666
Enlon Import 1-800-888-9697
Forrest 1-800-733-7111
GarrettWade Tool Catalog 1-800-221-2942
Grizzly Imports Inc. East 1-800-523-477 West 1-800-541-5537
Harbor Freight Tools 1-800-423-2567
Higgins Lumber 1-800-241-1883
Industrial Abrasives 1-800-428-2222
International Tool Corporation 1-800-338-3384
Klockit 1-800-556-2548
MacBeath Hardwoods 1-800-225-3743
Midwest Shop Supplies 1-800-831-5904
Minuteman Refinishing 1-800-733-1776
MLCS 1-800-533-9298
Nevamar (Plastic Laminates/Blum Drawer Slides/European Hinges) 1-800-488-0773
Nicor Products (Pnuematic Fasteners) 1-800-489-6225
Rockler Woodworking and Hardware1-800-279-4441
Tool Crib 1-800-358-3096
Tools on Sale 1-800-328-0457
Tool Traditions ["A Stanley Enterprise"] 1-800-453-6736
this number now reaches Jensen Tools of Phoenix, AZ (1-800-426-1194)
Trendlines 1-800-767-9999
Van Dyke's Restorers 1-800-558-1234
Wholesale Woodworking Tool Division [Trendline Div] 1-800-873-6355
Woodcraft 1-800-535-4482
Woodworkers' Store 1-800-403-9736
Woodworkers' Supply 1-800-645-9292

Vocational Industrial Clubs Of America

VICA Official Site

VICA State Competition / Award Winners from BLAIR-TALOR High School Woodworking Technology Program


Woodworking Links
Art and Wood
Badger Pond Woodworking
Custom Woodworking Links
Directory of North American Woodworkers
Do It Yourself
Fine Woodworking
George Barry - The Woodguy
Grand Laser Woodworking
Hundreds of CRAFT websites
Kenyon Woodworking
New Yankee Workshop- Norm Abram
The Electronic Neanderthal Woodworker
The Oak Factory Woodworker's Factory
The Old Hippy Workshop- links, plans, chat, reviews
The Woodworking Shows
Women in Woodworking- resources, tips, bookstore, forum, links
Wood Carvers Web
Wood Online
Woodworkers Auction
Wooden Concepts
Woodworking / Cabinetmaking Links
Woodworkers Journal Woodworking Links
Woodworker Shoppe -Wood
Woodworking at Wood Web
Woodworking Central
Woodworking on the Web with Coeur du Bois
Woodworking Services
Woodworkers Webring List of 400+ Sites
Woodzone Index of Wood Links

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