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Wood must be properly marked-up before being cut

Try square ancient tool that gives us a right angle

Contact cements must dry slightly before being applied

Students will be assigned specific cleanup jobs


  • Demo:
    • Measuring and marking-up wood using try-square
    • use of miter saw
    • use of 3M spray adhesive
    • Sandpaper grits
  • Students must get drawing approved before being issued stock
  • Students make sanding blocks, label
  • Cleanup-assign specific jobs
  • 1x2 pine, 14" per student
  • Miter saws
  • Clamps
  • Sandpaper, 80 grit
  • Spray adhesive



Forces that act on structures


Revised January 2011 by Jonathan Dietz, dietzj@mail.weston.org