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Nick Cornwell Technology Education Teacher
Tech Ed Projects
Engineering Design Challenges
No-Hands Cup Stacking Challenge
Ping Pong Ball Projectiles
Refinish/ Recycle / Upcycle Project
Team Survival Challenge
Wood Bridge Contest
Wooden Tower Contest
Grand Challenges Presentation
How to Read a Ruler
Final Woodworking Project
Make Your Own Tools
Make your own ruler
Smart Phone Speakers
Tabouret (Plant Stand)
Machine Safety Videos
Current Events HW -Example Topics
Middle School Projects
Architecture and House Styles
CO2 Racecar Design
Coding and Computer Programming
Electronics & Soldering Tutorial
Greeting Cards and Ornaments
Lego Race Cars
Lego Line Follower
Lego Sumo Wrestlers
Module Rotation Activities
Pivot Animation Links and Instructions
Roller Coaster Design
Rube Goldberg and Simple Machines
Theme Park Design
West Point Bridge Designer
Class Project Descriptions
Contact Me/Turn in Assignments
Teaching Philosophy/Grading Scale
Technology Education Competencies & Interdisciplinary SOLs
CTE Competencies met during this project:
Demonstrate positive work ethic.
Demonstrate healthy behaviors and safety skills.
Demonstrate job-specific mathematics skills.
Demonstrate proficiency with technologies common to a specific occupation.
Demonstrate safe use of a minimum of seven tools and/or pieces of equipment.
Demonstrate various types of measuring.
Shop Class Tabouret Video Instructions
Steps to make a Tabouret Stand
Measure 2 1/8 from each corner. Connect the lines for a 3" - 45 degree angle
Make sure the drill bit is smaller than the diameter of a screw.
Use a 3/8" forstner bit and go in as deep as the drill head. DO NOT DRILL THROUGH LEG!
Make sure you still see the pencil line. If you cut on the line, the joint will not be snug!
Trace onto the matching piece.
Gently use a mallet to match the rails. No glue should be needed if you cut them correctly.
The center of the rail will be 6" off the ground. Measure 3/4" from the center up and down for guide holes.
Trace where the rail should go.
Use a wood clamp and a scrap piece of decorative hardwood to make your plugs.
Make sure the drill speed is slow when cutting plugs!
Use a flat head screwdriver to remove plugs.
Use a tiny bit of glue and tap the plugs in the holes AFTER you drill all 16 screws in.
Use a bar clamp with a spacer under the top to make sure you screw your legs on square.
Use a clamp to assemble the bottom bars.