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Feb 2 - Introduction

  • Thu - Welcome to TDJ20 - Introductions
    • Course Outline
    • Introductory Questionnaire
    • Requirements:
      • User ID and Password
      • Binder, Pen and Paper
      • A good attitude!
  • Fri - 10 Concepts of Design and Measurement Systems
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Feb 6 - Drafting

  • Mon - Orthographic and Isometric Drawing
  • Tue - Orthographic Drawing practice
    • Drawing Package - take-up Sheet B8 - measurement
    • Please complete sheets D1\D2
    • Google Docs login procedure has changed: see here.
    • let's finish sheets D27/D28/D3/D4/D8/D9
  • Wed - Orthographic drawing continued
    • Take up D-series drawings
      • Let's complete Drawings F1/F2/F3/F5
      • Please let me know if you're having difficulty
      • Computer logins, files + Google Docs
        • Does everyone remember their login? See me if not.
        • Hand-in and -out procedure
        • Computer Logins: Find a machine and create a TDJ20 folder. Create a subfolder for yourself. As we don't have a network drive, use this machine for the rest of the semester.
      • Drawing packages are due on friday at the end of class. Please finish for homework!
  • Thu - Course Selection Presentations
  • Fri - Rim design and Inventor tutorial
    • Let's have a look at Inventor: Interface, sketch panel, tools, dimensioning, model mode, etc.
      • Our first project will get us used to the software and will involve a Rim Design
      • For those who have taken TIJ10F (Leduc) please see me for a "modified" assignment -
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Feb 13 - Using Inventor

  • Mon - Drawing packages due today. This is the last day these will be accepted to be marked.
    • Continue on the Rim Design. Please see me if you have questions!
  • Tue - Rim Design - Let's finish these today
    • IAM's and IDW's - Tutorial - making plans
      • Save your files and produce an IDW of your assembly. Save in a graphic file format (png, bmp...)
  • Wed - Finish the Rim project
    • Save a pdf or graphic file of yuor plan to the hand-in folder (Blaisdell- Rims)
  • Thu - Finish Rim designs and drafting packages
  • Fri - PD Day! - Don't come to school
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Feb 21 - BBG and Safety

  • Mon - Family Day
  • Tue - Bubble Gum Machine design
    • Description of the BBG machine and project
    • Begin designing BBG in Inventor
  • Wed -SMARTRISK assembly
  • Thu - Safety Sign-off sheet - You must be present to be signed off!
  • Fri - Safety and Portfolios
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Feb 27- Safety - BBG

  • Mon - Safety Continued
  • Tue - Safety test and Portfolios
    • Handout on safety
  • Wed - Portfolio setup
    • Let's setup student portfolios
    • Continue BBG Design on Inventor
  • Thu - Safety Test - scroll saw\router\Mitre saw\planer\jointer
    • Review - Scroll saw, router, miter saw, planer, jointer
    • Retest - Bandsaw\Drill Press\Sanders
    • Continue BBG Design on Inventor
    • Continue to setup and customize portfolios
  • Fri - Safety test -
    • Retest for all outstanding safety tests
    • Practical safety tests in groups of 4
    • BBG machine design and portfolio edits
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Mar 5 - Safety practical and BBG Design

  • Mon - Making plans
    • Continue working on your BBG plans
    • Practical safety tests in groups of 4
  • Tue - Making plans
    • Continue working on your BBG plans
    • Practical safety tests in groups of 4
  • Wed - Making plans
    • Stock Prep if plans and safety is completed
  • Thu - Making plans
    • Stock Prep if plans and safety is completed
  • Fri - Making plans
    • Stock Prep if plans and safety is completed
    • Have a safe and enjoyable March Break Mar 10-18
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Mar 19 - Finish Safety & Begin Construction

  • Mon - Finish Safety practicals
    • Please show me your completed peice by the end of the period
    • Safety Audit (everyone finished?)
    • Before BBG construction you must have finished BOTH the Tests (100%) and the practical exercise
    • Your plans must be complete and posted to your portfolio website
    • You must have a printed procedure list to take into the shop
  • Tue - Finish BBG plans and Safety Practical
    • If your plans are complete, let's begin BBG construction
  • Wed - BBG Construction
  • Thu - BBG Construction
    • Shortened classes (P-T interviews)
  • Fri - OSSLT test Prep
    • BBG Construction with time remaining
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Mar 26 - BBG Construction

  • Mon - BBG construction
  • Tue - BBG construction
  • Wed - BBG construction
  • Thu - OSSLT
  • Fri - BBG construction Resumes
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Apr 2 - BBG construction wraps up

  • Mon - Thursday is the final day for BBG machines!
    • When complete, please deposit on the desk upstairs in the mezzanine
    • Be sure your name is on it!
    • Make the final changes to your portfolio (Reflections, drawings, procedure, etc)
    • Many students need to update their portfolio and ADD Inventor drawings, procedure lists, etc.
    • A few individuals have either not created or not linked their portfolio. THIS is the way work must be submitted! Nothing in the portfolio = Zero.
    • Please modify these this week as Thursday is the final day these will be accepted.
  • Tue - BBG Construction
    • Finished? Start a pen...see me.
  • Wed - BBG Construction
  • Thu - BBG Construction wraps up
    • No school Tomo - Happy Easter!
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Apr 9 - Bush Camp Chair

  • Mon - Easter Monday
  • Tue - Portfolio Audit !! - Many of you need to put in some effort here.
  • Wed - Chair design
    • Describe and begin Bush Camp Chair Project
      MasterCAM and Images - tutorial
      • Use a graphic of the correct size and type (lines and logos)
      • Photoshop first
  • Thu - Chair design
  • Fri - Lamination Tutorial
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Apr 16 - Bush Camp Chair

  • Mon - Chair and Logo Design continues
    • Be sure to create the pages in your web portfolio as you design
    • Pens, Pens, Pens,... Don't forget your $5 if you're making a pen!
  • Tue - Design and Lamination
    • If you are done your design, laminate your 2 x 4's and 2 x 6's
    • Portfolio pages created and loaded?
  • Wed - Chair construction
  • Thu - Chair construction
  • Fri - Chair construction
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Apr 23 - Bush Camp Chair

  • Mon - Welcome Back Vimy Folk!
    • Chair construction continues
    • MasterCAM or Inventor issues?
    • If you're waiting for a machine, move on to another step (or turn a pen!)
    • Keep your portfolio up to date - take some photos during construction!
  • Tue - Chair construction continues
  • Wed - Chair construction continues
  • Thu - Chair construction continues
  • Fri - PD day - Don't come to school!
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Apr 30 - Bush Camp Chair

  • Mon - Chair construction continues
    • Consider your finish: Paint, stain, varnish, sealer, polyurethane,...
    • Has everyone finished CNC'ing?
  • Tue - Chair construction
    • If you're finished in advance consider making a pen.
    • If you're in the process of making a pen, and haven't paid for your kit, please see me.
    • Check the fit of your seat into the seatback slot - adjust if necessary.
  • Wed - Chair construction
  • Thu - Chair construction
  • Fri - Chair construction
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May 7 - Finish Bush Camp chairs

  • Mon - Bush camp chairs due this Friday!
    • Please wrap up chair construction by this Friday
    • When completed, chairs can be placed upstairs (near the printer) on the table
    • Be sure your portfolio is complete:
      • Designs (on web)
      • Research
      • Production page
      • Reflections
    • Consider making a pen if you finish early
    • Could Zack, Liam, Ben and Kelson please see me.
  • Tue - Chair Construction
  • Wed - Chair Constuction
  • Thu - Chair Construction
  • Fri - Chair Construction - Final day!
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May 14 - Finish Chairs and Begin Joinery

  • Mon - Final touches on the chairs!
    • Pens for those who are done..
  • Tue - LAST day for chairs - You must be finished by end of class today - we're moving on...
  • Wed - Begin Joinery unit
  • Thu - Begin joint frame drawings
  • Fri - Finish joint frame drawings!
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May 22 - Begin Joinery Construction

  • Tue - Begin joint frame construction
    • If you're not finished drawings\portfolio finish at home as we only have this week in shop for frame
    • We'll have 4 days for construction!
  • Wed - Frame construction
  • Thu - Frame construction
  • Fri - Frame construction wrap up.
    • Summative begins next week
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May 28 - Start Summative Projects

  • Mon - Unexpected absense for Period one - Here's what I'd like you to work on:
    • Complete your Frame drawings and Portfolio pages (Due Friday)
    • See the Cutting board project description here. Take special notice of the wood cost section before deciding on your design!
    • Make some decisions about what you want to do ONLY after checking out the links:
      • Can you complete the project with the time remaining?
      • Do you want to purchase additional or exotic hardwood?
      • Does your idea challenge you and also reflect the best you're capable of?
    • Begin your Cutting Board research
    • For those of you turning pens and finishing chairs, I will be in by LUNCH to work in the shop.
    • Come in if you'd like to work at lunch!
  • Tue - Finish joinery frames and begin your cutting board designs
  • Wed - Frames and Cutting board design time
  • Thu - Frames and Cutting board design time
  • Fri - Joinery frames and cutting board designsare due today
    • Let's hand the joint frames in on the mezzanine desk!
    • If your plans are done (with procedure list) for cutting boards, you can buy wood!
    • Cutting Boards (Summatives) will be due on June 15th!
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Jun 4 - Summative Project

  • Mon - Cutting Board Construction begins
  • Tue - Cutting boards
  • Wed - Cutting boards
  • Thu - Cutting boards
  • Fri - Cutting board Construction Continues
    • Cutting Boards (Summatives) will be due on Friday June 15th!
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Jun 11 - Summatives

  • Mon - Cutting board Construction
  • Tue - Cutting board Construction
  • Wed - Cutting board Construction
  • Thu - Cutting board Construction
  • Fri - Cutting board Construction - FINAL DAY
    • Cutting board construction wraps up today!
    • Please have your board photographed for your portfolio