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BCT 147 - Woodworking II

3 Credits, 5 Contact Hours
2 lecture periods 3 lab periods

A continuation of BCT 146 . Advanced topics in woodworking. Includes safety practices; designing and planning; measuring and cutting; planing, chiseling, and sanding; butt, biscuit and dowel joints; rabbet joints; dado joints; lap joints; miter joints; mortise-and-tenon joint; veneers; using fasteners, dovetail joints and case casework; and applying stains and clear finishes.

Prerequisite(s): BCT 146  or concurrent enrollment.
Information: Prerequisite(s) may be waived with consent of instructor.
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Course Learning Outcomes

1.      Describe proper safety practices for the woodshop.

2.      Discuss design and planning procedures for building furniture.

3.      Use measuring and cutting techniques.

4.      Demonstrate planing, chiseling, and sanding.

5.      Demonstrate butt, biscuit, and dowel joints.

6.      Construct rabbet joints, dado, mortise and tenon, and dovetail joints.

7.      Demonstrate how to use veneers.

8.      Demonstrate how to use the right fastener for the job at hand.

9.      Apply stains and wood finishes.


I.        Safety Practices

A.     Common woodshop hazards

B.     Personal protective equipment

C.     Setting up a safe workshop

II.       Designing and Planning

A.     Design concepts in cabinetry

B.     Drawings

C.     Designing, planning, and building a project

III.      Measuring and Cutting

A.     Measuring and marking tools

B.     Marking stock for cutting

IV.      Planning, Chiseling, and Sanding

A.     Hand and power planning

B.     Proper chiseling technique

C.     Tools and procedures for effective sanding

V.      Butt, Biscuit, and Dowel Joints

A.     Butt joints

B.     Biscuit joints and jointers

C.     Types of dowels for joinery

VI.      Rabbet Joints

A.     Laying out a rabbet joint

B.     Methods of cutting the rabbet

C.     Assembling the joint

VII.     Dado Joints

A.     Laying out a dado joint

B.     Methods of cutting the dado

C.     Assembling the joint

VIII.    Lap Joints

A.     Cross-lap joint

B.     Half-lap joint

C.     Full-lap joint

IX.      Miter Joints

A.     Importance of accuracy

B.     Making a picture frame

X.      Mortise-and–Tenon Joint

A.     Designing the joint

B.     Forming the parts

C.     Assembling the joint

XI.      Veneers

A.     Identification

B.     Uses

C.     Cutting procedures

XII.     Fasteners

A.     Screws for woodworking

B.     Predrilling holes

C.     Countersinking for flathead screws

D.     Plugging screw holes

XIII.    Dovetail Joints and Casework

A.     Dovetail joints

B.     Casework

C.     Building furniture

XIV.   Stains and Clear Finishes

A.     Surface preparation

B.     Choosing and applying a stain

C.     Choosing and applying a clear finish

Effective Term:
Spring 2015

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