This course offers students an introduction to basic woodworking skills. Safety is the primary concept taught in this course as students learn how to work and act in a shop setting. Students learn from the beginning fundamental skills such as: reading the ruler, sharpening tools, the safe use of hand and power tools, and how to operate industrial woodworking machines. Various Ohio mathematical standards are reinforced as students become comfortable measuring with a ruler and using factions. The importance of properly cared for hand tools are stressed and students also learn how to clean and maintain a safe wood shop. All aspects of safety are stressed where students learn how to not only conduct themselves properly in a shop but also the correct ways to use both hand tools and power equipment. Students will complete three required projects, a wooden bowl, jewelry box, and a pedestal table.