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Brad Smith
Woodshop Supervisor
Frostic School of Art
bradley.smith@wmich.edu
269.387.2462
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Woodshop Access for New Art Students


There are  three parts to Level 1 training.


Part one


Students will be required to attend a 2.5 hour introduction and orientation in the woodshop.  Most students will attend during their ART1080 class.  If you are a transfer student and already met the requirements for ART1080, contact Brad Smith to schedule orientation.

 

Orientation will be focused on shop safety and proper use of Level 1 tools:


Bandsaws

Stationary Sanders

Drill Press

Air-Powered Sanders

Air-Powered nailers

Cordless Tools i.e. screw gun, etc.

Miter Saws

Scroll Saw

Hand Saws

Foredom Rotary Tool

Various Hand Tools


It will also include demonstrations of various woodworking techniques using these tools.


Part two


Students will be directed to the woodshop website where they will be guided through tutorials on the safe use of the Level 1 tools.  Once they complete the online component, they will book a 20 minute appointment to complete the process in the woodshop.  This appointment is made online through the Appointment Quest service.


Part three


During the 20 minute appointment they will be asked to demonstrate the safe and proper use of the tools they would like to use.  Safety rules will also be reviewed and they will compete the “Safety Agreement Form” and accident waiver.  Once these steps are complete, students are allowed to use the woodshop during open shop hours, but may only use the Level 1 tools they have been tested on.  Training on Level 2 and other advanced tools will be offered as the student shows interest and demonstrates safe work habits.


Each woodshop user will be required to “sign in” when using the woodshop.  If the student has not completed the requirements for use, they will not be allowed to work in the shop.