Learn skills wood-workers use, such as measuring, squaring and cutting a board, sanding, drilling, and driving nails. Routers, joiners, table saws, tape measures, drills, sand paper and glue are some of the tools you will use to build projects of your choice.
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Beginning to learn
- Woodworking Wonders 1 - Measuring Up ($3.95 (40 pages) Find this in the 4-H Mall)
- Woodworking basics
- Woodworking Wonders 2 - Making The Cut ($3.95 (40 pages) Find this in the 4-H Mall)
- Eight types of wood joints - udemy blog
- Woodworking safety videos - from Fine Woodworking
Looking for a challenge
- Welding Arcs & Sparks, The Ohio State University e-store 4-H curriculum book ($7.50, 75 pages)
- Basic Geometry - Khan Academy
- Safety Is a Major Welding Component - Welding safety module developed by Lincoln Electric
- Welding Connects Your World - Lincoln Electric online introductory arc welding course
Project leader resources
- Woodworking Wonders- Helper's Guide ($3.95 40 pages) Find this in the 4-H Mall
- Woodworking Wonders - Set of 5 ($19.25 40 pages each) Find this in the 4-H Mall
- The Build It Bus – Safety Tips for Woodworking with Kids
Other online resources
- Red Toolbox
- TLC Wood Crafts
- Lowes lumber buying guide - Learn about wood types, grades, definitions and defects
- Homes for Birds - U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, things to consider and plans for building a birdhouse
- Popular Mechanics magazine - woodworking projects and resources
- Popular Woodworking magazine
- Wood magazine
- Start Woodworking magazine
4-H Youth record keeping
- Shop - wood & metal evaluation sheet (38 K PDF)
All resources on this page have been reviewed by our faculty and included for their educational value. No endorsement is intended or implied. Minnesota 4-H does not profit from the inclusion of any commercial project resources.