Carpentry 11/12 (Skills Exploration) will cover a variety of different areas (Electrical, carpentry/woodwork, plumbing & drafting) throughout this semester long course. Students will start in Term 1 with an Electrical unit that will teach the basics wiring receptacles, switches and lights in the home. From there, they will complete a plumbing unit with PEX pipe and copper, followed by a carpentry unit to understand the basics of framing (walls/floors). For term 2, they will learning a bit of drafting & design and complete a woodwork/carpentry project as an individual or in a group.
We’re going to get started by learning how to model objects in a 3D computer environment, ‘3D modelling’. You’re going to start by following 4 tutorials. These will take you through the basics of using Fusion 360. You will be making a complete modeled object, an electrical junction box. And from this model you will created a 2D drawing, the type you would be given if you were assigned the job of making it.
Setting Up an Account and Obtaining An Education License
You will need to setup an Autodesk account and apply for a Fusion 360 free education license
Keep in mind the useful features built in to YouTube when working through tutorials (something you will be doing often).
— Pause, rewind, slow down & speed up
Getting Power From The Powerplant To The Outlet – Lab #1
Wiring Receptacles – Labs #2 and #3
Wiring Switches – Labs # 4 – #7
Watt’s Law and Electricity – Basic Theory
Watts Law Assignment
The following machines will be covered in a tradition demo/safety test manor to ensure the safe and proper use of the machine. Students will not be able to use a machine until the safety test/demo is complete.
Working with PEX
THis project can be individual or as a group. Depending on the students interest and skill level the scope of this project will vary significantly. A student may chose to make a piece of fine woodworking furniture (chair, table, clock, storage case, etc) or delve into the world of laser engraving and cnc routing. Others may decide to work with outside groups in the school to construct a variety of items.
The teacher and students will discuss project options throughout the course.