Woodshop Projects

Woodshop Projects

Checkerboard, Wood Box, Soma Puzzle and Box, Small Shelf and Drawer, CD Holder, Picture Frame, Router Sign, and Skate Deck

These are the projects the students will be constructing this year in 8th grade Woodshop. In constructing these projects the students will have an understanding of the safe and correct ways to use all the power machines that I have available in my shop. The students will learn how to read plans and follow the directions to construct their project. The students will start on their first project after they pass a 50-question Safety Test.

CHECKERBOARD

The Checker Board is the first project the students construct. The students will be using the following power machines: Table Saw, Surfacer, Router Table, Drill Press, Disc Sander, Belt Sander, Portable Jig Saw, and Band Saw. We will also be using the following hand tools: Hammer, File, Screw Driver, and Center Punch. I do not give a set of plans for this project. Each day I write some steps on the board and have the students copy them down. Overall there are about 65 steps to complete the Checker Board. The steps that the students copy down are worth 25 points of their grade. The Checker Board takes a quarter to build. With this project I introduce all the power machines that we will use to construct the other projects this semester. When the project is completed, the students fill out an evaluation that asks them question on the construction of the Checker Board which is worth 25 points of their final grade. The project is worth 200 points for a total of 250 points

Here are the plans for the Checkerboard.

The following link is how the Checkerboard is constructed.

How the Checkerboard is Constructed

Wood Box

The Wood Box is constructed when the students are finished drawing Sheet Metal Stamp. The power tool we will be using to construct this project is the Router Table. The students have to read the plans in order to construct the project. On completion of the project, the students complete an evaluation asking them questions on the construction of the Wood Box and also will be filling out a Bill of materials worth 25 points. The Wood Box is worth 75 points for a total of 100 points.

Here are the Wood Box Plans.

The following link is how the Wood Box is constructed.

How the Wood Box is Constructed

Soma Puzzle and Box

The Soma Box is constructed when the students are finished constructing the Wood Box. We will be using the Back Saw and the Band Saw to construct this project. Before constructing the project the must first draw the shapes they will be constructing. Once that is completed they will cut out 15 pieces that will make up the 7 shapes. Once the Wood Puzzle is completed the students then construct a small box to hold the puzzle. On completion of the project, the students complete an evaluation asking them questions on the construction of the Wood Box and also will be filling out a Bill of materials worth 25 points. The Wood Box is worth 75 points for a total of 100 points.

Here are the Wood Puzzle and Box Plans.

Here are the Puzzle Shapes.

The following link is how the Wood Box is constructed.

How the Soma Puzzle & Box is Constructed

Small Shelf with Drawer

The Small Shelf with Drawer is the 4th project the students construct. The students will be using the following power machines: Band Saw, Jig Saw, Router Table, Drill Press, and Disc Sander. We will also be using the following hand tools: Hammer, File, Screw Driver, and Center Punch. I do not give a set of plans for this project. Each day I write some steps on the board and have the students copy them down. Overall there are about 105 steps to complete the Small shelf with Drawer. The steps that the students copy down are worth 25 points of their grade. The Small shelf with Drawer takes all quarter to build. When the project is completed, the students fill out an evaluation that asks them questions on the construction of the project which is worth 25 points of their final grade. The project is worth 200 points for a total of 250 points.

Here are the plans for the Small Shelf with Drawer Plans.

The following link is how the Small Shelf and Drawer is constructed.

How the Small Shelf and Drawer is Constructed

CD/DVD HOLDER

The CD/DVD Holder is the 5th project and is constructed when the students are finished designing their house and castle. The power machines used to construct the CD/DVD Holder include: Table Saw, Drill Press, Jig Saw, Band Saw, and Portable Router (used with a jig to cut the grooves (dados) for the shelves). The students have to read the plans in order to construct the project. On completion of the project, the students complete an evaluation asking them questions on the construction of the CD/DVD Holder worth 25 points. The CD/DVD holder is worth 125 points for a total of 150 points.

Here are the CD Holder Plans.

The following link is how the CD Holder is constructed.

How the CD/DVD Holder is Constructed

PICTURE FRAME

The Picture Frame is constructed after the completion of the CD Holder. The only power machine used in this project is the Band Saw. The students read plans to construct the project. This project takes only 5 days to complete.

Here are the Picture Frame Plans.

The following link is how the Picture Frame is constructed.

How the Picture Frame is Constructed

SKATE DECKS

The students have the opportunity to design and construct their own Skate Deck. The skateboards cost is $25.00 + $5.00 for the grip tape.

The following link is how the Long Board is constructed.

How the Long Board is Constructed

The following link is how the Short Board is constructed.

How the Short Board is Constructed

To following link is for Skate Decks that were designed last semester.

ROUTER SIGNS

The other extra project is a carved sign. The carved signed is made using a portable router. The students design what they want to put on the sign, and once the design is approved they will carve the sign using a router.

Here are the Router Sign Plans.

The following link is how the Router Sign is constructed.

How the Router Sign is Constructed

The following link are the best Router Signs that have been designed over the past 10 years.