Advanced Woodworking
GENERAL EDUCATION: This course does not fulfill a General Education requirement.

DESCRIPTION: Advanced woodworking is a study of practices, materials, methods, and techniques used in the design and construction of fine wood furniture. Emphasis will be placed on materials and fine joinery techniques.
CONTENT AND TOPICS: Emphasis will be placed on the use of materials and fine joinery techniques.
GOALS AND OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this course is to give the students an in depth experience in woodworking. The primary emphasis of this course will be to assist the student in developing an in-depth knowledge and ability in fine furniture making through practical experience. The student will:
1. Demonstrate an ability to plan and execute a major woodworking project including: project planning and design, material calculations, and project layout.
2. Understand woodworking materials including: solid wood products, sheet material products, and hardware and finish items.
3. Understand advanced joinery techniques and woodworking methods including: milling and shaping operations, fine joinery, tool setup and operation, jigs and fixtures.
REQUIREMENTS: Course Policies:
Students are expected to attend all classroom and lab sessions. More than two unexcused absences or Tardies may result in a full letter grade drop in the final grade. When possible inform the instructor in advance of possible absences.

Reading assignments from the text will be given and the students are expected to complete them by the date given on the class schedule and come to class prepared to discuss them.

It is expected that each student will abide Ricks College dress, grooming and honor standards.

Feel free to consult with the instructor anytime you are having difficulty or become confused. Office hours are posted and/or by appointment.

A variety of both worksheet and practical assignments will be given. Each assignment is listed in the attached class schedule. The assignments are due on the date specified. All assignments will be accepted for only one week after the due with a loss of half of the original points.

Major Project:
Each student will be expected to complete at least one major woodworking project as part of this course. The student will be expected to provide detailed and complete drawings, materials lists, and cost estimates before beginning the project. The definition of major project does not necessarily refer to the size of the project, but to the overall difficulty and quality of the finished product. Before a project is started the student will meet with the instructor to establish a maximum point value for the proposed project. A handout will be provided to help the student in planning their project and estimating its point value..

A midterm and a final examination will be given. The mid term examinations will cover material as outline in the assignments sheet, classroom discussions, and information provided from demonstrations. The midterms will not be comprehensive. The final exam will cover all materials from the course and will be comprehensive.
OTHER: Supplies may be purchased through the school or brought in from other sources. No supplies will be issued until they are entered upon the students supply record. This record must be kept up-to-date and accurate.

All projects will be constructed of new material. No used lumber will be used unless prior arrangements have been made with the instructor.

Any paint or finishing material brought in from home must be clearly labeled with the students name and class. Any finishing material brought in from home must be taken back home with the student at the end of the semester.