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CanKuhn
Posted: Wednesday, August 03, 2011 6:45:14 PM
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My principal just called me and informed me that I will be teaching 6th grade Woodshop next year and need some help. I would like to use just hands tools on the projects so any help with projects that you do with hand tools would be helpful. Also any safety test or worksheets would be great too.

Thanks in advance for your help,
Steve
JoeNovack
Posted: Wednesday, August 03, 2011 9:28:16 PM
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Steve...
Have you checked out...

Absolutely Free Plans

or

Natural Papa

Hope that this helps!

All the best...

Joe Novack
www.woodshopteachers.org
woodshopcowboy
Posted: Wednesday, August 03, 2011 10:54:26 PM
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Six grade & hand tools:

Derby cars (coping saw, chisels)
Sawhorses if you need them

I've done tool trays over and over again

Of course, some sort of stool/bench number would work also
mikeb
Posted: Thursday, August 04, 2011 11:21:21 AM
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I do quite a few puzzles with my grade 6 students. Cube and knot puzzles where measurement is extremely important so that it can fit together right. I did a boomerang last year that they really liked as well. It required the use of the file and rasp and very rough and fine of sanding.
ladyshopteacher
Posted: Sunday, August 07, 2011 9:01:20 PM
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Our school will be increasing the woodshop elective this fall. I will now have 2 periods each of 6th grade, 7th grade and 8th grade. I have always had a beginning woodshop class and they make 3 projects: sanding block, simple box, and a tool caddy. 6th graders use hand tools and the drill press. 7th graders can use a scroll saw and spindle sander. The Beginning Woodshop classes are the same since we are on an elective wheel but come next March, I will be adding an Intermediate class for 7th graders which will include mini lathe and more scroll saw. The 8th grade is the Advanced Woodshop and are able to use all the machines except the table saw after passing the safety test. This fall, I hope to introduce electric guitar building to my 8th graders. I am in the midst of re-writing my instructions right now.
CanKuhn
Posted: Sunday, August 07, 2011 9:46:43 PM
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Thanks for everyones help.
mstang64bb
Posted: Wednesday, August 10, 2011 6:20:50 AM
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Ben~

Would it possible to get a copy of the plans for the game crate and candy dish? I too, teach 6th grade woods and plastics and these two projects would be a nice change to the current cd holder and plastic key changes I do now...

Thanks, Bob

My email: burringtonrj@(no spam)mansfieldct.org

A project isn't finished, until a FINISH is on it....Bob~
JonM
Posted: Saturday, August 27, 2011 10:03:44 PM
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My 6th graders make dice with off-cuts from an 8th grade project, game boards (drill press holes and golf tees for game pieces) and whistles. All simple and they get a kick out of them.

Jon
Bobber
Posted: Sunday, August 28, 2011 1:06:46 PM
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JonM wrote:
My 6th graders make dice with off-cuts from an 8th grade project, game boards (drill press holes and golf tees for game pieces) and whistles. All simple and they get a kick out of them.

Jon

Hey Jon, my students make dice as well. Just curious, do you have them drill the holes and insert dowel or do your students just leave them with the holes? Another method we used last year was to insert brass rod into the holes...looks really cool but one student decided to file the brass down on the belt sander and before I had a chance to say anything the dice started to burn...smart kid, poor choice!

How do you make the whistles? We have recently switched from 4 quarters to 3 terms. I will have an extra three weeks with my students this year and I am looking to add projects. The whistles would be great!
Ben
Bobber
Posted: Sunday, August 28, 2011 1:08:56 PM
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Bob,
I haven't forgotten about the plans for wood crate and plastic dish...I've been avoiding school work and concentrating on my new saws. We officially start tomorrow so I will email some plans and photos!
Ben
JonM
Posted: Monday, August 29, 2011 9:17:14 AM
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For the dice, after layout, we use nail sets and scratch awls to make a hole. Here is a nice whistle plan: http://lackwood.com/wp-content/pdf/basic_whistle.pdf. It's always fun when they are sanding down their plug and testing it out. Eventually, they get the sound and a big grin.

Jon
mstang64bb
Posted: Sunday, September 04, 2011 11:09:30 AM
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Bobber wrote:
Bob,
I haven't forgotten about the plans for wood crate and plastic dish...I've been avoiding school work and concentrating on my new saws. We officially start tomorrow so I will email some plans and photos!
Ben



Thanks Ben, I look forward to trying some new projects with my students this year...

Bob

A project isn't finished, until a FINISH is on it....Bob~
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