BSA Supply No. 35968
Wood is an amazingly versatile, practical, yet beautiful material. A skilled craftsman can use wood to fashion just about anything. As a woodworker or carpenter, you will find no end of useful, valuable, and fun items you can make yourself, from wood.
- Do the following:
- Show that you know first aid for injuries that could occur while woodworking, including
splinters, scratches, cuts, severe bleeding, and shock. Tell what precautions must
be taken to help prevent loss of eyesight or hearing, and explain why and when it
is necessary to use a dust mask.
- Earn the Totin' Chip recognition.
- Tell your counselor what precautions you take to safely use your tools.
- Do the following:
- Describe how timber is grown, harvested, and milled. Tell how lumber is cured, seasoned,
graded, and sized.
- Collect and label blocks of six kinds of wood useful in woodworking. Describe the
chief qualities of each. Give the best uses of each.
- Do the following:
- Show the proper care, use, and storage of all working tools and equipment that you
own or use at home or school.
- Sharpen correctly the cutting edges of two different tools.
- Using a saw, plane, hammer, brace, and bit, make something useful of wood. Cut parts
from lumber that you have squared and measured from working drawings.
- Create your own carpentry project. List the materials you will need to complete
your project, and then build your project. Keep track of the time you spend and
the cost of the materials.
- Do any TWO of the following:
- Make working drawings of a project needing (1) beveled or rounded edges OR curved
or incised cuttings, OR (2) miter, dowel, or mortise and tenon joints. Build this
- Make something for which you have to turn duplicate parts on a lathe.
- Make a cabinet, box, or something else with a door or lid fastened with inset hinges.
- Help make and repair wooden toys for underprivileged children OR help carry out
a carpentry service project approved by your counselor for a charitable organization.
- Talk with a cabinetmaker or carpenter. Find out about the training, apprenticeship,
career opportunities, work conditions, work hours, pay rates, and union organization
that woodworking experts have in your area.
Drafting, First Aid, Forestry, Home Repairs, Model Design and Building, Painting, Pulp and Paper, and Wood Carving merit badge pamphlets
- Adkins, Jan. Toolchest. Walker, 1984.
- Bramlett, Tim. A Kid's Guide to Crafts: Wood Projects. Stackpole Books, 1997.
- Creative Publishing. The Complete Guide to Easy Woodworking Projects. Creative Publishing, 2003.
- Fine Woodworking. The Basics of Craftsmanship: Key Advice on Every Aspect of Woodworking. Taunton, 2003.
- Fraser, Aime. Getting Started in Woodworking: Skill-Building Projects That Teach the Basics. Taunton, 2003.
- McGuire, Kevin. Woodworking for Kids: 40 Fabulous, Fun & Useful Things for Kids to Make. Sterling, 1994.
- Nelson, John R. American Folk Toys: Easy-to-Build Toys for Kids of All Ages. Taunton, 1998.
- Basic Carpentry. D.I.Y. Video, 1985.
- Easy Woodworking Projects. D.I.Y. Video, 1985.
- Small Shop Projects: Boxes. Taunton Press, 1990.
- Woodworking Made Easy With Hank Metz, Vol. 1: Biscuit Joinery Techniques. Easyway Ventures, 1996.
American Woodworker Magazine
Reader's Digest Customer Service
P.O. Box 235
Pleasantville, NY 10570-0235
Toll-free telephone: 800-934-0977
Web site: http://www.americanwoodworker.com
Popular Woodworking P.O. Box 5369
Harlan, IA 51593
Toll-free telephone: 800-888-6880
Web site: http://www.popularwoodworking.com
Organizations and Web Sites
Absolutely Free Plans
Web site: http://absolutelyfreeplans.com
Bureau of Labor Statistics
U.S. Department of Labor
Web site: http://www.bls.gov/oco/ocos202.htm
Web site: http://www.kidscanmakeit.com/WW0002.htm
National Association of Home Builders
1201 15th St. NW
Washington, DC 20005
Toll-free telephone: 800-368-5242
Web site: http://www.nahb.org
Sawdust Making 101
Web site: http://www.sawdustmaking.com
United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America
101 Constitution Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20001
Web site: http://www.carpenters.org
Web site: http://www.woodworkingtips.com/woodtips
Web site: http://www.woodzone.com