Class Portfolio Site
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Sep 5-8 Intro + Drawing

  • Tue - Welcome to TDJ3M - Introductions
    • This site will serve as our course guide. Please Bookmark it. (Login to Chrome)
      • Our Motto: "I hear, I forget. I see, I understand. I do, I remember."
      • General Concept: Design + Build. [RDR] - Research, Design (plan, procedure), Reflect.
    • Course Outline
    • Requirements:
      • School email address and Password. USB?
      • Pencil and Paper
      • A good attitude!
  • Wed - Getting started
    • What are engineering, design and construction? What's the difference?
    • House rules:
    1. Get here on time,
    2. No food or drinks @ computer,
    3. Put your phones away in class
    4. Book bags and bulky coats are left at the door
    5. If I'm in the shop, you're in the shop
    6. Everybody cleans up
  • Thu - Imperial and metric measuring systems How do we use a tape measure?
  • Fri - Our First project - Let's get started
    • Orthographic Drawing practice - picking a scale, spacing the views, using a mitre line, dimensioning
    • Please complete and hand in the Isometric quiz - As much to scale as possible - Views in the correct place, line weights correct etc.
    • Exercises -Making plans- drawings
      • Using 30-60-90 Triangles for Isometric Drawings (Tutorial)
      • Please complete an orthographic drawing of this toolbox (to scale, dimensioned) see here:
      • Toolbox project
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Sep 11-15 Portfolios - Toolboxes

  • Mon - Portfolio Setup and Drawing (Cont'd)
    • Setting up a Google Portfolio
    • Please bookmark this page in Chrome (your browser) 11_Class Agenda
      • Create your portfolio website in Google Docs at JMSS
      • Use the TDJ3M template ONLY! - Please Do NOT apply a theme!
      • Setup a shell for your projects (Toolbox Project 1 - Research, Design, Reflection)
      • Please share your site with me and make me co-owner with edit privelage
      • EMAIL me an invitation (
    • Continue work on your Toolbox drawings
    • You will need to bring in an old broom handle or hardwood branch (aim for straight and at least 1 1/2 " diameter at the smallest end; length 3' (36") minimum. This will be your toolbox handle
  • Tue - Toolbox Drawings - Please continue (These are due Friday)
    • Please Send me the URL of your web portfolio so I can link it to our class page
    • Inventor Tutorial - Let's refresh our knowledge of Inventor
  • Wed - Continue work on the Toolbox project
    • Continue Toolbox drawings (First by hand and then using Inventor)
    • Hand drawn design drawings are due Monday (sep 18)
  • Thu - Inventor Toolbox (.ipt's, .iam's, etc.)
    • Continue Toolbox project
    • design on Inventor when you have handed in your hand drawing
  • Fri - Continue Toolbox designs
    • Hand drawn drawings due Monday
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Sep 18-22 Safety 1

  • Mon - Band saw and Drill press Safety
    • Toolbox drawings are due today Monday (Hand drawn Orthographics\Iso)
      • Our Safety test will be next Thursday - You need an 85% to be able to work in the shop. If not, you rewrite. ONLY your original score is counted in your mark. Each additional test re-write lowers your mark 10%.
    • Safety First - Watch this
    • Band saw
    • Band saw Video
    • Drill press
    • Drill Press Video
  • Tue - Safety - Planer and the Jointer
  • Wed - Sanders and Mitre saw safety
    • notes and video and demo in the shopand Mitre Saw
      • safety notes and video and demo in the shop
    • Sanders (Disc\Belt\Spindle)
  • Thu - Safety - Scroll Saw and General Safety - Scroll Saw
  • Fri - Tablesaw Safety and Toolbox designs - Post to your portfolios
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Sep 25-29 Safety 2

  • Mon - Safety Review
    • Finish Toolbox designs due this Friday - Post to your portfolios
    • Hand drawn plans returned today
  • Tue - Safety Test
  • Wed - Toolbox Design
    • Don't forget procedure list posted
  • Thu - Toolbox Design
    • All plans complete? Completed plans are due posted on the portfolio for tomorrow.
    • Continue toolbox design drawings and portfolios
  • Fri - Safety Re-test - Toolbox construction
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Oct 2-6 Toolbox 1

  • Mon - Toolbox construction and design
    • Portfolio checks - If you are in the shop, I'm assuming your portfolio is ready to mark (except the reflection)
    • Shop Notes
  • Tue - Toolbox construction
  • Wed - Toolbox construction
  • Thu - Toolbox construction
  • Fri - PA day (OFF)
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Oct 10-13 Toolbox 2

  • Mon - Thanksgiving (OFF)
  • Tue - Toolbox construction continues
  • Wed - Toolbox Construction continues
    • Cutting Sandpaper
  • Thu - Toolbox Construction continues
    • Clean up and mass exodus
  • Fri - Toolbox Construction continues
    • One more week for this project
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Oct 16-20 Toolbox 3

  • Mon - Toolbox construction
  • Tue - Toolbox construction
  • Wed - Toolbox construction
    • Introduce the Treasure Box project
  • Thu - Toolbox construction wraps up

    • When finished, please put on the mezzanine table with your name pencilled in
  • Fri - Please edit your portfolio; Add a photo of your finished toolbox and your reflections
    • finishing toolboxes
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Oct 23-27 Tool box finishes

  • Mon - Finishing Toolboxes
    • When complete - Please include a photo of your completed toolbox in your reflection
    • Please complete your reflections and anything else undone on your portfolio
  • Tue - FInishing Toolboxes
  • Wed - Last day for toolboxes
    • Please see that your completed toolbox is up in the mezzanine with your NAME on it
  • Thu - Begin the Designs of Treasure Box project
    • See here Treasure box
    • You should read the description, study the example Treasure Box in the class room, and begin drawing in Inventor.
    • You may want to name and measure all the parts by hand on a sheet of paper before drawing in Inventor
      • Describe the construction process and joinery ( half-lap, hinges, gables,...)
      • Create the portfolio pages
      • Begin Designing (Inventor)
  • Fri - Treasure Box design
    • Make sure your other pages are complete for the toolbox (design, research etc...)
    • Reflections, reflections, reflections...! please complete on portfolio
    • What went well, what didn't go well, what did you learn?
    • Finished toolboxes go upstairs on the mezzanine table with your name pencilled in
    • If you are finished ALL of your portfolio (incl. Reflections), you may setup your portfolio for the Treasure box. Following that, start taking off measurements from the example and draw in Inventor
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Oct 30-Nov 3 Treasure Box 1

  • Mon - Toolboxes are now due.
    • Portfolios with reflection and photo should be complete.
    • Continue Treasure box Research, designs (Inventor) and procedure list
  • Tue - Treasure box design
    • Cut list required for All parts - Length x width x thickness
  • Wed - Treasure box design
    • Continue to take off measurements and edit your portfolios
  • Thu - Treasure box drawings are due tomorrow
    • half-lap tutorial (dado saw) Let's watch this 6:00min video
    • Cut list required for All parts - Length x width x thickness
    • Your portfolio should have Research (handles, anything custom, etc), Drawings and Procedure list as well as a cut list [4 pieces @ 2" x 12", 4 pieces @ 2" x 15.25", etc]
  • Fri - Treasure box designs due today
    • Last day for treasure box designs
    • Drawings and Portfolio are due for the Treasure Box today! - End of Class
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Nov 6-10 Treasure Box 2

  • Mon -Treasure box Construction begins
    • You must print off your cut list + plans to go into the shop
    • By moving into the shop I am assuming your portfolio (research, drawings and procedure) are complete and ready to mark.
    • Please remember to check and empty the dust collector when planing! If its full, empty it!
  • Tue - Construction
  • Wed - Construction
    • half-lap tutorial (dado saw) Let's watch this 6:00min video
    • Please remember to CHECK and EMPTY the planer dust collector!!
    • We get about 5-6 boards and it needs emptying.
  • Thu - Construction
  • Fri - Construction
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Nov 13-17 Treasure Box 4

  • Mon -Treasure Box construction
    Tue - Treasure Box construction
  • Wed - Treasure Box construction
  • Thu - Treasure Box construction
  • Fri - Treasure Box construction
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Nov 20-24 Treasure Box 5

  • Mon - Treasure Box construction
    • Finish 1/2 laps
    • Side and bottom pieces (maximize dimensions for efficient wood use)
    • Use the minimum number of pieces for less work and maximum wood utilization
  • Tue - Treasure Box construction
  • Wed - Treasure Box construction
    • work on the tops should start
  • Thu - Treasure Box construction
  • Fri - PA Day
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Nov 27-Dec 1 Treasure box 6

  • Mon - Treasure box construction continues
  • Tue - Treasure box construction continues
  • Wed - Treasure box construction continues
  • Thu - Treasure box construction
  • Fri - Treasure box construction
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Dec 4-8 Finish Treasure box 7

  • Mon - Portfolio Catch up day - (Classroom)
  • Tue -Treasure box construction wraps up this week
    • Our Treasure boxes will wrap up this week
    • Hinges - How do we install? - Demo
    • Finish - If you plan to finish your boxes, you will have to bring in the finish
    • Boxes are marked "exclusive of finish"
    • Discussion of finishes
  • Wed - Treasure box construction
  • Thu - Treasure box construction
  • Fri - Treasure box construction wraps up
    • Summatives will begin next week
    • Please finish your treasure box reflections
    • If your treasure box isn't finished, Alternate Summative
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Dec 11-15 End Tables Begin 1

  • Mon - Summatives and Treasure boxes
    • Please put finished treasure boxes upstairs in the mezzanine (and take home toolboxes!)
    • Project description (4 Weeks!)
      • One week to design, four weeks to build
      • Features - top is approx 16" x 24", all four legs are tapered. Four gables attached to the legs with pocket screws. One side has an optional sliding drawer cost is $20 (constructed separately and installed last) need to purchase the drawer slides
      • Design includes research, procedure, Inventor drawings
      • Designs are due this Friday - posted to your portfolio - You must draw YOUR OWN plans
      • If you choose not to draw the plans you, may construct the foot stool
      • All Projects are Due - Tue Jan 23 - There will be NO late time or extensions
  • Tue - Treasure box construction (or end table design)
    • Please see me if you are entirely done your treasure box.
  • Wed - Treasure box construction
  • Thu - Treasure box construction
  • Fri - Treasure box construction finishes today
    • Please see that your treasure box is upstairs in the mezzanine with your name
    • Please take home your toolboxes so that we have room for treasure boxes
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Dec 18-22 Summative 1

  • Mon - Summative
    • Collapsible footstool
    • Design and Portfolio Setup for summative
  • Tue - Design for summative
  • Wed - Design (and LAST period touch-ups for treasure boxes)
    • All treasure boxes in need of a mark should be upstairs in the mezanine)
  • Thu - Design
  • Fri - Design
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Jan 8-12 Summative 2

  • Mon - Welcome back!
    • Please finalize your plans to get into the shop tomorrow
    • EVERYONE is in the shop tomorrow for "Summative construction"
    • Your summatives are due (mezanine) Wed Jan 24. Do not plan on working over lunch or in the final exam period. Projects are due at the end of class Tue Jan 23
  • Tue - Summative construction
  • Wed - Summative construction
  • Thu - Construction
  • Fri - Construction
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Jan 15-19 Summative 3

  • Mon - Continue working on our summative project
  • Tue - Summative
  • Wed - Summative
    • Please Note: All work must be finished on the projects by Next Tuesday (Jan 23)
    • Portfolio wrap up will take place on Wed and shop clean-up
    • Take a look at all your projects on the portfolio and make sure the picture is complete!
    • Portfolios and projects due end of class Next Tuesday Jan 23 (No extensions)
  • Thu - Summative
  • Fri - Summatives
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Jan 22-24 Summative 4

  • Mon - Summatives
  • Tue - Projects due today end of class today
    • Please see that the portfolios are complete and your completed projects are upstairs in the Mezzanine with your names on them.
    • Good luck on your exams!!
  • Wed - Shop Clean-up day and portfolio wrap up. Everything is due end of class today!