Wood Technology 10 is a course that is going to incorporate a traditional woodwork program with new technology (Laser cutter, CNC Router and 3D printers). The first part of the course will focus on students learning to draw in 3D and then taught how to output a design from Autodesk Inventor to a 3D printer, Laser engraver and CNC router. The second part of the course will see students design and build a project to sit on.
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.
This project is used as an introduction to using woodworking machinery (Jointer, Planer, Tablesaw, Mitre saw and Router). Students may even use a Laser Cutter to engrave and a CNC Router to make a more complicated shape.
Each student will use what they have learned in the course to complete a final project that they will sit on (bar stool, bench, chair, etc). This project will be designed in Inventor, a set of plans produced and a procedure completed to ensure they have a process to follow.
Bar Stool Procedure (pdf file)
Bar Stool – Legs (Youtube)
Bar Stool – Rails (Youtube)
Bar Stool Seat (Youtube)
Bar Stool – 1/2 assembly (Youtube)
Bar Stool – Final Assembly – Part 1 (Youtube)
Bar Stool – Final Assembly – Part 2 (Youtube)
Inventor Video Tutorials
Upholstered Stool – Create the pieces
Upholstered Stool – Half of the assembly
Upholstered Stool – Full assembly
Upholstered Stool – Adding materials (wood grain)
Upholstered Stool – Corner blocks
Upholstered Stool – Modify the assembly
Upholstered Stool – Adding a seat