Our YouTube channel is now live!

Our YouTube channel is now live!

Our YouTube channel is live!  We have two videos available with more to come soon.  There is an Introduction to Foundations course, and a Drywall course created by shop teacher of 37 years Tom Bockman. Here is the link: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCG6NPSuCt9XEUdAzttOvycw The videos have no audio, so they could be used in a classroom setting with narration from …

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Types of wood joints

Types of wood joints

There are numerous ways to join pieces of wood.  Some are stronger than others, some are easier to do, and some require expensive machines.  The type and quality of joint you choose greatly affects the stability and durability of a project.  Today we take a look at some of the more common types of wood …

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Free online woodworking class!

Free online woodworking class!

We at Shop Class Kids are big fans of Instructables.com  There are so many cool DIY projects there and they also offer free classes! Author mikeasaurus has a 9 lesson course on basic woodworking.  Here is a list of the lessons: Lesson 1: Tools + Supplies Lesson 2: Making Perfectly Straight Cuts Lesson 3: All About …

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Project: Hang a nerf gun wall

Project: Hang a nerf gun wall

If your household has accumulated too many nerf guns then you will probably want some sort of storage.  Join us as we hang a pegboard to be used for nerf guns. Material list: 4′ x 4′ pegboard pegboard spacer kit assortment of 1/4″ pegboard hooks Tool list: drill/driver level (optional) screwdriver We picked up a …

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Working with wood & tools

Working with wood & tools

We’ve stumbled upon the 4-H Wood Science series and wow, what a resource for parents and children alike!  Regardless of your age, if you are new to woodworking, we feel you will find this an excellent resource.  There are instructions and pictures of how to measure and mark, saw boards, drive and pull nails, sand …

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