WDWK 110 BASIC WOODWORKING
This course prepares students to use the major power and hand tools in the woodworking shop. Topics covering safety rules, operation, and special care of each tool provide an understanding of the capabilities of woodworking machinery. Wood and materials as they relate to woodworking are also included.
(3: 3, 0) Fall
WDWK 120 BASIC WOODWORKING LABORATORY
This course introduces students to the use of major power and hand tools in the woodworking shop. All safety rules and precautions are stressed for each tool. Basic and more complicated operations are practiced along with the use of jigs to help the accuracy and safety of these operations. Each student is guided through a small project using just hand tools and then a variety of power tool exercises. This not only expands the range of skills each student possesses, but also develops a true feel for wood as a material.
Corequisite: WDWK 110
(4: 0, 12) Fall
WDWK 130 CABINET DESIGN AND JOINERY
This course introduces students to the fundamentals of furniture and cabinet design and investigates the various methods of joinery used in the construction of both. Laboratory time is utilized to provide hands-on experience in joinery design and construction. Students perform various drawing exercises designed to facilitate visualization of objects from different perspectives. They also draw and manufacture a range of different joints used in woodworking in the completion of different projects.
Prerequisite or corequisite: WDWK 110
(3: 2, 3) Fall
WDWK 210 CABINET CONSTRUCTION THEORY
A wide range of topics are covered to expose students to methods and materials used in furniture and cabinet construction. Topics include design, drawing, joinery, abrasives, adhesives, coloring, and finishing. This course also guides students through estimating and record keeping in preparation for pricing their work.
(3: 3, 0) Spring
WDWK 220 CABINET CONSTRUCTION LABORATORY
In conjunction with the theory of cabinetmaking, this course allows students to design and construct a personal cabinet project. Students are encouraged to test their personal skills and utilize the power tools available to produce a cabinet of professional quality.
Prerequisites or corequisites: WDWK 110 and WDWK 120
(4: 0, 12) Spring
WDWK 230 RESIDENTIAL MILLWORK
The more advanced areas of finish carpentry are studied. Practices of complicated interior trim, advanced stair construction and hand-rail systems, as well as a variety of other millwork applications, are covered. The course includes some laboratory exercises applying these skills.
Prerequisite: WDWK 110
(3: 2, 3) Spring
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