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* Wood Shop Tour
 
* Wood Shop Tour
* Safety glasses, dangling hair, hoodie strings, etc.
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** Safety glasses, dangling hair, hoodie strings, hearing protection, etc.
* Cleaning up: shop vac, brush, dustpan, broom, trashcans
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** Cleaning up: shop vac, brush, dustpan, broom, trashcans
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** Giant dust collector should not be switched on-off frequently
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* [[Grizzly 16in Band Saw]], [[Craftsman 12in Band Saw]]
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** Differences between the two band saws
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** Miter gauges and fence
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** Using the band saw light
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** Power switch/EPO location and operation
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** Workpiece materials compatible with these machines
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** Raising/lowering the upper blade guides
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** What is resawing; careful alignment is required for resawing
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** Holding the workpiece safely
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** How hard to push the workpiece
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** Why you should never pull the workpiece
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** Sawing along a pencil line (hands-on w/ Craftsman)
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** Sawing curves (hands-on w/ Craftsman)
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* [[DeWALT Miter Saw]]
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** Pin to lock down the arm
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** Line up the blade with the shadow from an overhead light
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** Clamp the workpiece for best accuracy (cannot hold it still by hand)
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** Stop the blade in the down position (less chance of kickback)
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** Pull-out support
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** Zero-clearance fence (less splintering on back side of workpiece)
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** Setting angle of blade (vernier scale)
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** Roller stand is available for longer wood
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* [[Delta 12in Disc Sander]]
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** Power switch location/operation
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** Workpiece materials compatible with this machine
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** Holding the workpiece safely
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** Cleaning with cleaning stick
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** Dust control
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== Possible Future Topics ==
  
 
* [[Rockwell Drill Press]]
 
* [[Rockwell Drill Press]]
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** Changing drill bits
 
** Changing drill bits
  
* [[Delta 12in Disc Sander]]
 
** Power switch location/operation
 
** Workpiece materials compatible with this machine
 
** Holding the workpiece safely
 
** Cleaning with cleaning stick
 
** Dust control
 
 
* [[Grizzly 16in Band Saw]], [[Craftsman 12in Band Saw]]
 
** Using the band saw light
 
** Power switch/EPO location and operation
 
** Workpiece materials compatible with this machine
 
** Raising/lowering the upper blade guides
 
** Holding the workpiece safely
 
** Using a push stick
 
** How hard to push the workpiece
 
** Sawing along a pencil line
 
** Sawing curves
 
  
 
* Introductory Class Project
 
* Introductory Class Project
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'''Advanced Band Saw Topics'''  
 
'''Advanced Band Saw Topics'''  
* Using the miter gauge
 
* Using the fence
 
 
* Dust control system
 
* Dust control system
 
* How to tell when the blade needs to be replaced
 
* How to tell when the blade needs to be replaced
 
* Consumables costs
 
* Consumables costs
* Using fixtures for controlled cutting
 
 
* Adjusting the table tilt angle
 
* Adjusting the table tilt angle
 
* Selecting a blade
 
* Selecting a blade

Revision as of 20:35, 16 November 2012

Contents

Introductory Wood Shop Class

(Group or Individual Training)

  • Wood Shop Tour
    • Safety glasses, dangling hair, hoodie strings, hearing protection, etc.
    • Cleaning up: shop vac, brush, dustpan, broom, trashcans
    • Giant dust collector should not be switched on-off frequently
  • Grizzly 16in Band Saw, Craftsman 12in Band Saw
    • Differences between the two band saws
    • Miter gauges and fence
    • Using the band saw light
    • Power switch/EPO location and operation
    • Workpiece materials compatible with these machines
    • Raising/lowering the upper blade guides
    • What is resawing; careful alignment is required for resawing
    • Holding the workpiece safely
    • How hard to push the workpiece
    • Why you should never pull the workpiece
    • Sawing along a pencil line (hands-on w/ Craftsman)
    • Sawing curves (hands-on w/ Craftsman)
  • DeWALT Miter Saw
    • Pin to lock down the arm
    • Line up the blade with the shadow from an overhead light
    • Clamp the workpiece for best accuracy (cannot hold it still by hand)
    • Stop the blade in the down position (less chance of kickback)
    • Pull-out support
    • Zero-clearance fence (less splintering on back side of workpiece)
    • Setting angle of blade (vernier scale)
    • Roller stand is available for longer wood
  • Delta 12in Disc Sander
    • Power switch location/operation
    • Workpiece materials compatible with this machine
    • Holding the workpiece safely
    • Cleaning with cleaning stick
    • Dust control

Possible Future Topics

  • Rockwell Drill Press
    • Power switch location/operation
    • Workpiece materials compatible with this machine
    • Clamping the workpiece safely
    • How hard to push the drill bit into the workpiece
    • Marking an accurate hole location
    • Center punch / center drill to begin holes
    • Selecting drill bits
    • Changing drill bits


  • Introductory Class Project
    • Birdhouse


Advanced/Specialized Wood Shop Classes

(Small Group or Individual Training)


Advanced Drill Press Topics

  • Adjusting the table height
  • Setting the vertical travel stops
  • Using a drill press vise
  • Dust control system
  • How to tell when a bit needs to be sharpened
  • Changing the drill speed
  • Using Forstner and other large (over 1/2 in) bits
  • Consumables costs
  • Using brushes or sanders in the chuck
  • Making fixtures for repeating hole locations
  • Making fixtures for workpiece clamping


Advanced Disc Sander Topics

  • Adjusting the table angle
  • Selecting sandpaper grits
  • Replacing sandpaper disc
  • How to tell when the sandpaper needs to be replaced
  • Consumables costs
  • Review all core topics above
  • Adjusting the table-disc clearance
  • Making special tools and jigs


Advanced Band Saw Topics

  • Dust control system
  • How to tell when the blade needs to be replaced
  • Consumables costs
  • Adjusting the table tilt angle
  • Selecting a blade
  • Replacing the blade (tension and tracking adjustments)
  • Adjusting Upper and Lower blade guides
  • Setting upper and lower blade guide clearances
  • Resawing
  • Making fixtures for locating/aligning the workpiece


Dovetail Joints

  • TBD


Mortise and Tenon Joints

  • TBD


Wood Shop Class Projects

(Small Group or Individual Training)


Hardwood Candlestick Holder

  • TBD


Rolling Equipment Cart for Your Home Shop

  • TBD