The Kansas City Woodworkers Guild, located in Merriam, Kansas and in its 26th year, is making available to your association a course in practical woodworking for the home schooled student. We offer your students, 14 years of age and above, a unique opportunity for a hands-on encounter with the application of practical woodworking.
The 13 week course (three hours a day, one day a week) focuses on necessary skills, tools, and techniques to successfully introduce the craft of woodworking and furniture making. The course successfully meets the needs of multiple experience levels in a safe, well equipped, spacious, supportive, and congenial educational environment. Students will take pride in their accomplishments and gain self esteem. The planning, applied math & science, and problem-solving in the woodshop helps the students in all their other classes. The classes will be taught by a Certified Industrial Technology Teacher, with 20 years of public school teaching experience. The class emphasis will always be on SAFETY! This fundamental course stresses the historical development of tools & woodworking machinery, workshop safety, and woodworking skills. Students will gain knowledge in the safe use of hand and power tools, woodworking machines, project planning, problem solving, and applied math and science. In addition students will experience different types of wood and their best application. In this project-oriented course in woodworking where students will be assigned to plan and construct several small and a medium sized projects.