Part of Course: Metals 1 and 2 Model
Unit Overview / Details
This unit includes lessons that teach basic "How to" first/second year student projects.
- 2 - 4 Weeks
Content / Concepts
- the safe use of basic Metal 1 tools and machines
- complete a project by using planning and layout processes
- complete a project by using welding and fabricating machines
- use proper finishing processes to complete a project
Lessons in this Unit
This lesson is designed as a very basic first assignment for my METALS I students as a way to introduce them to various tools, terms, safety, and the importance of taking precise notes and accurate measures when provided specs for a given task.
In the end each student will produce two covers for the vise jaws made from two 4.5 x 2.5 inch pieces of 18 gauge galvanized sheet metal. Students spend about the first 10-15 minutes of this lesson getting direct instruction from me on the exact procedure to follow in order to measure, mark, scribe, cut, and finally form their covers. I allow them an eighth of an inch tolerance from my specs. They may use their notes and diagrams during their time in the shop.
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- Lecture and Demo
- 25 Minutes
- Lab Activities
- 2 - 3 Class Periods
This is the second sheet metal project (15 points)made in the first week of a Metal One Class. This lesson will challenge the entry-level student to make a small toy called the pinwheel from two pieces of 24 gauge galvanized sheet metal. The student will use basic sheet metal machines and processes to construct this small toy.
- Class Demo each day
- 15 Minutes
- Lab Time
- 3 - 5 Class Periods
By: Lance Gunnersen
This lesson/project is designed as an introduction to metal working using basic hand and power tools. It also provides students with an introduction into safety, materials handling and appropriate shop behavior. Students will produce a small metal hammer out of recycled materials. Students will demonstrate accurate measurement and layout procedures, make threads with a tap and die, demonstrate proper hand filing and polishing techniques. The hammer will be used on the student’s next project.
- One class period
- 55 Minutes
- Lab Time
- 8 - 10 Class Periods