31410399Fundamentals of Construction
This course provides an introduction to the identification, safe use and care of hand and portable power tools. Lab work includes the construction of sawhorses using techniques learned in class.
Prior Learning Assessment
- Experiential-Skill Demonstration
Use measurement and layout tools for construction.Assessment Strategiesmeasuring pieces of wood for exercises and projectslaying out parts for projectsCriteriaBuild projects to dimensions that are within acceptable tolerancesSelect measurement and layout methods that increase the accuracy of your workUse a foot-inch tape measurement for accurate measuringUse squares and straight edges for accurate layout
Cut wood with hand and power saws.Assessment Strategiescutting pieces of wood to the correct dimensions and anglesCriteriaYou follow all safety guidelines as specified by the instructorProducts are within acceptable tolerances for dimensions and anglesAdjust hand held power saws to match taskUse a hand sawMake crosscuts, rips, miter and bevel cuts with a circular sawMake crosscuts, miter and bevel cuts with a power miter sawMake crosscuts, rips, miters and bevel cuts with a portable table sawMake straight and curved cuts with a jigsaw
Use hand held power tools for surfacing wood.Assessment Strategiesby surfacing projects.CriteriaFollow all safety guidelines as specified by the instructorSelect the correct tools for surfacing your projectsYour project has a smooth finish with few to no flawsUse a belt sander to surface and scribe woodUse a hand held power plane for surfacing woodUse a random orbit sander to sand solid wood and plywood
Use pneumatic nailers for joining wood.Assessment Strategiesjoining wood parts using pnuematic nailers.CriteriaFollow all safety guidelines as specified by the instructorSelect the correct nailer and fasteners for the taskWood joints are strong and stable
Use stationary power tools for milling lumber.Assessment Strategiesby making parts for woodworking projectsCriteriaFollow all safety guidelines as specified by your instructorAdjust the settings on stationary power tools to match specific tasksProduce accurate parts for projectsProcess rough sawn lumber to accurately milled boardsAdjust and use a stationary planer to create parallel surfaces on woodAdjust and use a joiner to create a flat surface on woodUse a table saw and miter saw to mill lumber to accurate dimensions
Use appropriate tools for woodworking projects.Assessment StrategiesProjectCriteriaYou safely use the correct hand tools to build wood projects.You safely use the correct power tools to build wood projects.
Interpret orthographic plans for woodworking projects.Assessment Strategiesbuilding projects from orthographic plansCriteriaYou achieve 70% of the construction criteriaBuild a tool box for orthographic plansBuild a sawhorse from orthographic plansBuild a cabinet from orthographic plansBuild a project of your choice from plans