How to create a cut list and then build a sample platform (cont.)

What will this lead to in his/her future?

Being able to create cut lists that work for required projects

Why does s/he need this?

To effectively fulfill the requirements of serving as a technical director or scenic carpenter.

What materials/supplies will the student need to supply?

Paper, Pencil, tape measure.

What materials/supplies will the teacher need to supply?

2"x4" lumber, plywood.

Table saw, Chop saw, extra Tape Measures, Air Nailer, Air Stapler.

What object/product shall the student end up with?

A platform measuring 12"x8"

Process, notes, outline, descriptions, script for teacher.

We will be continuing the work we started last time we met dealing with cut lists. You are to use what we learned and create a cut list for a platform for a platform measuring 12"x8". you are going to work in teams of 2 or 3 and actually build this platform out of 2"x4" lumber and 1/2" or 3/4" scrap plywood.

Questions that will encourage critical thinking and discovery:

What are the actual dimensions of a 2"x4"?

How will the student be evaluated?

Safe and effective use of tools. Accuracy of Finished platform. Team work.

Relate this to future classes via…?

Next week we start building the platforms for our next play.