Fixed Pedestal and Dice - Lesson 2 of 4


Students will gather materials, measure, layout per specifications and produce fabricated parts in preparation for the next phase of the Fixed Pedestal and Dice Project.


The following activities tie in to a project based lesson for Welding and Material Joining.

Items covered in this portion will be, material gathering, layout, fabrication and joint preperation.

For this portion of the project students should have a basic understanding of print/drawing interpretation, welding symbols and joints, hand, mechanical, hydraulic, and pneumatic tools and be practiced with OFC, PAC, CAC (CTE.MPD.C.2.2).


  • For this project, .250" material thickness is typical.
  • Material thicknesses and dimensions can vary depending on instructor and material availability. Most of the resources in this project will not reflect material thickness.

Instructor Note:

  • As welding goes, learning is often at an independent pace and often times the American Welding Society modular format is utilized. Overview found here:
  • It is suggested to use a hybrid of the American Welding Society modular format and small groups of 2-4 students engaging in this project at any one time, planning in advanced a schedule given the time elements for this project and the ability of your students.

Lesson Times

American Welding Society Modular Approach
1-2 Day

Industries / Subjects / Grades

Industries / Pathways
  • Manufacturing and Product Development Manufacturing and Product Development
    • Welding and Materials Joining
Grade Levels
  • 9
  • 10
  • 11
  • 12
  • Adult

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