Introduces the learner to technologies, processes, and machine centers used in the production of millwork, furniture, and wood components. Through classroom discussion and hands-on practice, learners will explore the variable that affect product quality and yield. Specific machinery covered within this course includes the jointer, planer, optimizing rip saw, optimizing chop saw, shaper, manual six spindle moulder, profile grinder, and optical measuring stand.
This class allows the student to demonstrate the ability to solve a design problem using materials and information learned in all other Wood Processes classes. A team comprised of fellow classmates will determine a design problem, research solutions, design the product, machine or equipment required to solve the problem, establish a budget for building a prototype and then build a proof-of-concept prototype. Documents and skills required to present expertise to potential employers will be developed.
Examines the key maintenance responsibilities of the saw filer. Learners will be introduced to welding methods used to repair saws and will spend time applying these techniques in the saw filing room. In addition, students will examine band mill related maintenance assessing saw guides and band mill alignment.
Expands on the fundamentals covered in the Secondary Wood Manufacturing 1 course, learners will demonstrate advanced machine setups and incorporate additional technologies through the use of AutoCAD, CNC template routering, and tool room software. In addition to the machine centers cover in Secondary Wood Manufacturing 1, learners will use the wide-belt sander, automatic six spindle moulder, and end matcher.