Cutting and Shaping Wood



In this lesson students will learn and demonstrate different methods for cutting and shaping wood. Methods used will include a hand crosscut saw, a reciprocating saw, table saw, radial arm saw, and miter saw, then finish an edge with a jointer. This lesson and project can be tailored to what materials and equipment you have at your shop or facility.

Lesson Time

Instructional Time
3 Days

Industries / Subjects / Grades

Industries / Pathways
  • Agriculture & Natural Resources Agriculture & Natural Resources

Standards and Objectives


California Academic Content Standards (1)
California's 2008 CTE Standards (2)

Related Instructional Objectives (SWBAT...)

  • Students will identify the common methods for cutting wood.
  • Students will safely and accurately cut material with a hand saw, radial arm saw, and table saw.

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