Learn how to find an area to work on your project, how to identify woodworking tools, woodworking safety and decide on appropriate projects for the year. You’ll also learn how to measure and mark boards, use a square, use a portable power drill, hand drill or brace, use a hand saw, identify different types of nails and screws, make a sandpaper block, construct a butt joint and use a hammer safely.
Project Requirements for levels 1-4
Each year you should do at least seven of the required and optional activities listed in the manual. In addition, you should take part in at least two leadership experiences each year. To complete the Achievement Program for this level of woodworking, you should complete at least 21 total required and optional activities in three years or less.
Measuring Up, BU6875 $4.00
4-H Member Guide
Woodworking Helper’s Guide, BU6879 $4.00
4-H Leader Guide
TerraPod Film Pioneers: Take one!
Where can you take in the amazing variety of living things? Just about anywhere, through the lens of a video camera! Twelve teams of 4-H’ers helped Montana State University start up a new nature filmmaking project for kids. To get the
Where can you take in the amazing variety of living things? Just about anywhere, through the lens of a video camera! Twelve teams of 4-H’ers helped Montana State University start up a new nature filmmaking project for kids. To get the TerraPod project off the ground, MSU matched master's level film students with 4-H’ers who were brave enough to plunge into science, filmmaking and technology.
After a one-day crash course on film-making and biodiversity, the MSU filmmakers turned the kids loose with cameras for four weeks to document the important science subject from a kids’-eye-view. Britta and Jordan, both members of the Laurel Rough Riders 4-H Club in Yellowstone County, were just one of the 12 teams who helped test-drive the MSU TerraPod project. Britta (9) admitted she hadn’t even known
bio-diversity was a word until she became a TerraPod team member. So she and her partner Jordan (10) called their film, “Bio What?” Now, instead of saying, “Huh?” Britta can tell you all about the importance of variation among living things.
Capturing the idea on film took the team all the way from genetic differences between Jordan’s pet corn snakes, Mango and Ghost, to fragile ecosystems in Yellowstone Park. Oh yeah, and there’s a Barbie-headed turtle in their film! The girls made the whole film by themselves: from planning their topic to taking turns filming, narrating and editing.
Teams in Lewis and Clark and Gallatin Counties were just as adventurous. Since the MSU filmmakers encouraged the kids to explore, there were lots of creative approaches. The new filmmakers said that digital editing was the trickiest thing to learn, but with help from parents, 4-H volunteers and MSU film students, they got the tech skills they needed. Now they are all experienced TerraPod film pioneers.
Woodworking is a perfect project choice if you like wood and enjoy
using tools and building things. Can you see yourself someday building
a table, wood toy or a chair? As a beginning woodworker, you can build
many practical and useful objects. As your skills grow, you will be able
to make most of the objects in your house or even build a home! No
matter what you make, the joy of completing a woodworking project
is the greatest. Through the wonders of working with wood, you’ll
re-discover the natural curiosity and creativity of your early years by
building and constructing items using woods and a wide variety of
woodworking tools. From the basic skill of measuring to using advanced
equipment such as routers and jointers, “Woodworking Wonders” has
something for everyone.
Woodworking, Level 1 — 5410 get details...
Woodworking, Level 2 — 5420 get details...
Woodworking, Level 3 — 5430 get details...
Woodworking, Level 4 — 5440 get details...
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4-H project information can also be found in the project selection guide published each July. Check with your 4-H leader or Extension office to see what projects are offered in your area. Not all projects listed may be available in your county. Projects listed on this site and in the Clover are those in which Montana State University provides support.