In level 2 you’ll be introduced to new tools and ideas. You’ll be using power equipment and practicing new woodworking skills. You’ll find plans for building a tool box, birdhouse, sawhorse, whistle and a stool. In addition, you’ll learn about safety, potential careers, identify different woodworking tools, select wood based on grain, and recognize the difference between plywood and fiberboard and other types of lumber. You’ll develop a project plan, and then use a combination square, make a miter cut, make a curved cut using a jig saw, use a chisel, sander and staple gun, and connect pieces of wood with glue, then select brushes for painting.
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.
Making the Cut, BU6876 $4.00
4-H Member Guide
Woodworking Helper’s Guide, BU6879 $4.00
4-H Leader Guide
Brooklyn Boy Gets More Than One Wish...
“What little boy doesn’t love animals?”, said Ruth Peck, volunteer leader for the Dawson D Rings 4-H club in Glendive. She had just learned that Andrew Velasco, a 6-year-old Brooklyn boy, was coming to Glendive through the generosity of the Make a Wish Foundation to live out his lifelong dream
“What little boy doesn’t love animals?”, said Ruth Peck, volunteer leader for the Dawson D Rings 4-H club in Glendive. She had just learned that Andrew Velasco, a 6-year-old Brooklyn boy, was coming to Glendive through the generosity of the Make a Wish Foundation to live out his lifelong dream of digging for dinosaur bones.
There wasn’t much time to plan, but with help from Ruth and other volunteers, local 4-H’ers invited Andrew and his sister, Amber, to explore their own personal petting zoo. The kids brought goats, chickens, ducks, horses and even a miniature pony to a barn at the Dawson County Fairgrounds.
Thanks to enthusiastic community members, one rainy afternoon that was too muddy for dinosaur digging turned out fun after all. At their indoor zoo, Andrew and Amber got a taste of Montana farm life, feeding the animals, milking a goat, and doing a bit of cowboying. Angie Cullinan, a member of the Dawson Double D’s 4-H Club, was happy to let Andrew ride her miniature pony, Mickey. She said that seeing how much fun Andrew had with the brand new experience made her appreciate things she had taken for granted, even simple things like feeding Mickey.
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.