TDJ2O - This project involves both a design and build feature. In the end they have a marketable picture frame using a recyclable - scrap wood flooring - and receive an introduction to the design process. It would be completed over 10, 70 minute periods. Refer to the red content in the materials provided as additional teacher info built in to the handouts and resources specifically relating to DI / MI / IEP students. Research key properties of wood and how to inspect, prepare and work with salvaged wood parts. Research fabrication techniques and design strategies for using scrap or salvaged wood flooring to make a picture frame. Create, improve and follow a step-by-step fabrication procedure for making a picture frame. Use a computer aided design application to make fully dimensioned drawings of each of the wooden parts of the picture frame. Produce a complete and accurate parts list. Produce a picture frame of a marketable quality. Development of hand skills will be stressed in this project because it is early in the course. The picture frame must be a product that makes the student proud and could fetch a reasonable price in the marketplace. Test a square for accuracy. Use simple laws of geometry to lay out 90° and 45° angles. Judge the product against student-generated criteria including aesthetics, accurate dimensions, squareness, flatness (no twist), strength, finish. For example, the class will agree on the allowable tolerances on linear dimensions. Write a research report regarding wood and fabrication of a wood product. Write a requirements document which will form the basis of a test / assessment plan. Re-use salvaged wood construction materials after a thorough inspection. Use hand tools instead of power tools that draw 10 amps. Learn about, understand and appreciate some important principles of safety and working safely. Know when to wear gloves and ear protection. In the shop wear safety glasses ALWAYS. Know how to hold and practice using hand tools (saw, hammer, wood chisel) to prevent injury / damage. Choose the right tool for the job (hand saw; wood chisel). Inspect a hand tool (saw, chisel, hammer, screwdriver) for safety problems before using it. Set up and operate a drill press. Tidy up your work space before you start using it. Clean up your work space when you are finished using it. Treat all tools with respect and keep them in their “known location.” Activate the dust extraction system and adjust necessary dampers. Help enforce best practices for shop safety.