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Exploring Woodworking, 7th Edition

Exploring Woodworking, 7th Edition
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By: Fred W. Zimmerman and Larry J. McWard

ISBN: 978-1-56637-484-2
Format: Hardcover
Copyright: ©1999
Subject: Construction
Grade Level: 6-10
Retail Price: $60.00
School Price: $45.00


Exploring Woodworking provides a thorough foundation for a beginning woodworking course. This clearly written and highly illustrated text introduces students to woods and their characteristics, and to basic woodworking techniques using both hand and power tools. Plans for a number of woodworking products are included.
  • An entrepreneurship chapter explains how to organize and operate a small in-school manufacturing business.
  • Safe and efficient woodworking practices are emphasized throughout.

Table of Contents

  1. Woods
  2. Planning
  3. General Safety
  4. Lay Out
  5. Hand Sawing
  6. Power Sawing
  7. Boring and Drilling
  8. Filing and Chiseling
  9. Hand Planing
10. Power Planing
11. Wood Joints
12. Routing and Shaping
13. Wood Turning
14. Fasteners, Adhesives, and Clamping
15. Sanding
16. Wood Finishing
17. Hardware
18. Carving
19. Automated Manufacturing
20. Entrepreneurship, Manufacturing Enterprise
21. Careers in Woodworking Industries
22. Woodworking Products

About Author(s)

Fred W. Zimmerman - was Professor Emeritus from Western Illinois University in Macomb, Illinois. Fred earned several degrees, including a bachelor of science degree from Southern Illinois University, a master of science degree from Kent State University, and a doctorate in Industrial Education from Bradley University in Peoria, Illinois. He had extensive experience as both an instructor and woodworker, and was active in the Illinois Vocational Industrial Clubs of America as a judge in the cabinetmaking and millwork areas. Fred was a member of the Illinois Woodworking Teachers Association and a Life Member of the International Industrial Education Association.

Larry J. McWard - is a professor in the Industrial Education and Technology department at Western Illinois University. He has earned several degrees, including a bachelor of science degree in Industrial Education and Vocational Education, and a master of science degree in Instructional Technology (Media) from Southern Illinois University. He has also earned a doctorate in Vocational-Technical Education from The Ohio State University. Larry's work experience includes 20 years of teaching experience at the junior high, high school, and university levels. Courses taught include vocational building trades and cabinetmaking. Larry also has 12 years of work experience as a carpenter, cabinetmaker, and general contractor. Larry is actively involved in the National Association of Industrial and Technical Teacher Educators, Association for Career and Technical Education, and is past-president of the Illinois Woodworking Teachers Association.


School PriceOrder Quantity
Text 235 978-1-56637-484-2 $60.00$45.00
Workbook 103 978-1-56637-485-9 $20.00$15.00
* Instructor's Guide 21 978-1-56637-486-6 $33.28$24.96*
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