- Employment Portfolio for SkillsUSA
- Job Applications
- Writing a Resume
- Letter of Introduction or Cover Letters
- Letters of recommendation
- Job Interviews
- Machine Safety and Operation in the Wood, Cabinetmaking, and Construction Lab
- Introduction to CNC and CNC Safety
- Band Saw Safety
- Portable Router
- Jointer safety practices
- Portable Circular Saw
- Pneumatic Tools (staplers & nailers) and Compressed Air
- Belt Sander Safety
- Ram Set Safety Lesson
- Router Safety
- Hand Tool Safety
- Jig Saw Safety
- Miter Saw / Chop Saw Safety
- Lathe Safety
- Sliding Compound Miter Saw Safety
- Masonry Brick, Block, and Stone Wet Saw
- Introduction to Lumber. Who's who, from Ash to Walnut
- Properties of Wood 1 of 3: Species and Products
- Properties of Wood 2 of 3: Grain Orientation & Figure
- Properties of Wood 3 of 3: Grain Orientation and Strength
- Green Technology
- Hand Tool
- Woodworking machines
- Introduction to CNC
- Planer Operation and Safety
- Scroll Saw
- Cabinetmaking Materials
- Math for the cabinetmaker
- Designing, planning and estimating (green)
- Panel layout - Maximize Use (green lesson)
- Bill of materials (green lesson)
- How many trees to build my house?
- Staining and finishing
- Computer Technology
- Job/Career Search
- Beginning and Advanced Projects
- First Day Clipboard Project
- Dado Joint design
- Spline-Miter Joint
- Intarsia for cabinet door
- Dresser Top Valet - Design and Planning
- Dresser Top Valet - Building the Cabinet
- Dresser Top Valet - Building the Drawers
- How To Build a Carcase For A Euro Style Cabinet (Night Stand)
- How To Build A Drawer
- CD Rack
- CD Rack
- Three View Drawing for Sanding Block
- Sanding Block
- Laminate Countertop
- Note pad roll block
Activity Originally Created By: Steve Brown
Preparing the sides and divider for assembly
Part of Lesson Plan: Dresser Top Valet - Building the Cabinet
Activity Overview / Details
I start the demo with the sides and divider precut to the correct size.
Place the sides and divider into their location on the bottom of the cabinet. Make sure the parts are properly positioned at the back of the cabinet.
Transfer the center of the biscuits onto the divider and sides.
Place the sides and divider into position on the top of the cabinet. Transfer the biscuit centers onto the other edge of the sides and divider.
Lower the fence on the biscuit joiner to 90 degrees. Set the biscuit joiner to cut 3/8" from the edge.
Demonstrate cutting one of the biscuits and select students to cut the remaining 17 biscuits.
After all the cuts are made, we install the biscuits and assembly the cabinet dry to check for fit.
If needed, the biscuit slots can be lengthened to make assembly easier.
The front ends of the sides and divider needs to be even and the rabbet for the back must align.