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  1. Describe briefly how timber is grown, harvested, and milled. Tell how lumber is cured, seasoned, graded, and sized. Collect and label sample blocks of six kinds of wood useful in woodworking. Describe the chief qualities and best uses of each.

  2. Demonstrate proper care and use of all woodworking tools and equipment which are owned or are permitted to be used at home or in school. Sharpen correctly two edge-cutting tools.

  3. Make a useful article of wood which calls for the use of saw, plane, hammer, brace, and bit. Cut parts from lumber which you have measured and squared correctly according to working drawings.

  4. Submit for approval to your Counselor, a working sketch of a carpentry project, along with a list of materials needed. Complete the project and submit a report of time spent and the cost of materials.

  5. Do any two of the following projects:
    1. Make a working drawing of some article requiring (1) beveled or rounded edges, or curved or incised cutting; and (2) miter, dowel, or mortise and tenon joints. Construct the article.
    2. Make an article for which you have to turn duplicate parts on a lathe.
    3. Make a cabinet, storage box, or some other article with a door or lid attached with inset hinges.
    4. With other members of your Patrol or Troop, take part in a project of making and repairing wooden toys for needy children. Or help carry out a carpentry service project in your community.
    5. Build a miniature, accurate scale model of a house or other frame structure.
    6. Talk with a skilled cabinetmaker or carpenter, and find out what are the job opportunities and conditions for woodworking craftsmen in your locality (required training, apprenticeship, work hours, pay rates, etc.).


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