Attendance is taken at each class. The School District requires a basic level of attendance in order to continue to offer an individual class. Your attendance is of importance not only for the receipt of ADA funds, but also so that the class can continue to remain open and available once the appropriate initial registration is completed. Additionally, it is a courtesy to your instructor to notify him whenever possible regarding the necessity for you to be absent. If you are working on a team project, absences can effect the progress of the whole team.


Glasses, safety or regular, are to be worn at all times within the shop. It is for your own protection. Nothing you do in this class, no matter how great it is, is worth losing an eye for.
Appropriate dress: Preferably no long sleeves. If you have long sleeves, roll or push the
fabric beyond your elbow so that your clothing cannot become entangled in power tools.
Pockets in shirts may be a hazard. If you do wear a shirt with pockets, do not put anything in them. Any loose clothing may be a potential hazard. This includes caps and hats. They fall off at the most inopportune times.
Wear no jewelry such as rings and bracelets and watches or necklaces. Any of these items can become tangled in moving parts. If you are finishing a project, these items can cause scratches and damages to finishes.
Shoes should be hard leather whenever possible to protect your feet in the event of dropped tools or wood. No sandals are permitted.
Long hair is to be restrained in a such a way that it cannot become entangled in machinery or in any way become a hindrance.

Always bring a tape measure (metal) and a pencil to class.
Do not operate power tools unless you have been instructed and supervised in their use.If you have any doubts ask the instructor.
Do not pass behind anyone operating the table saw.
Do not talk to anyone using the table saw, or any other power equipment.
Make sure that the radial arm saw blade has been stopped before leaving.
Same for the band saws.
When using the power miter box, wait until the blade stops before raising the blade.

In this woodworking class the following materials are not to be used without the consent of the instructor:
MDF-Contains high levels of urea-formaldehyde a chemical compound known to be carcinogenic
Press board- The same
Melamine-The same
Teak-Contains high levels of silicates, which have an immediate dulling effect on table saw blades, jointer knives, and planer blades.
Used Wood-It is virtually impossible to locate and remove all of the nails, screws, and staples buried in old used lumber. Cutting this lumber is risky and dangerous because cutting through hidden fasteners causes carbide teeth to fly, and requires the resharpening of planer and jointer knives.
Inspect all new wood from the lumber yard for staples placed to hold tags or flags (usually near the end of the board).

All power sanding is to be done outside.
Hand sanding may be done in the shop but as far from the paint spray booth as possible.

Spraying Will
all be done at 20 lbs. pressure. This greatly reduces over spray, saves on material costs, and increases the longevity of the filter system. When you have finished spraying it is incumbent upon you to clean the spray gun cups and spray gun.

The router setup on the table saw should not be used for long runs. Use the portable router table and set it up outside in these instances. It can be found in the center tool room. The reason for this rule is simply that long runs tie up the table saw preventing its use by other students. Additionally, it creates an unbearable amount of noise when used for prolonged periods of time.

Any stripping or chemical usage (other than oiling and staining) is to be done outside.
Some hand tools and small power tools are available for your use in the Tool Room. Since these tools are used throughout the week for a number of classes, they may not always be appropriately sharp. You may find it more convenient to bring your own small tools if you can.
Finishing materials of the Mohawk/Guardsman brand are available for purchase. Instructors are familiar with the usage and results of these finishes. You may use your own purchased finish materials in class, but do not expect the instructor to be able to assist in questions of application or formulation, as these may not be familiar to him. All finishes have different properties which may or may not be compatible with what we use, or are familiar with. Some additional supplies may be available to the student, and you may inquire about what you need, ie. wax, steel wool, sand paper, many many more.

CLEAN UP: All students are required to help in the clean up process. When you have finished using a machine clean up the area immediately around it and its top. This will help a lot in keeping woodworking debris from spreading around the shop, and make the general clean up much easier. It also makes it nicer for the next person using the machine. For those students who have to leave early, make sure that your work area is tidy and clean before leaving. Clean up begins at half-past the final hour.

TOOL ROOM: Make sure that you put tools away in their proper place. Trying to find a tool that has been misplaced is time consuming and generally a frustrating experience for the next user. If you are not sure where it belongs ask.

STORE ROOM:This area is available for temporary storage of student work once it has attained the "status" of a PROJECT. That is, it is sufficiently individualized, by cutting, gluing, etc. so that the project pieces are generally not suitable for any other use (in other words, it is unlikely to be appropriated by someone else for their use). It is not a place to store odds and ends, commonly referred to as scrap. All efforts are made to keep this area secure, however, any project stored in the storage area is placed at the student's own risk and with the understanding that the school will not be responsible for any damage or theft that may occur. You must be a registered student to use the store room. If you fail to register for a class and have items in the store room, these items can and will be disposed of within 30 days. Additionally, the store room is to be used to store projects that are currently being worked on. Please do not use it to store items that normally would reside in your garage. We have limited space, after all 13 classes depend upon the store room to keep their on going projects at hand.

When you are in the store room please
1. Do not touch anyone else's work.
2. Always leave the storeroom locked.
3. No paper is to be in, on or about any project in the storeroom.
4. Ask for assistance from the instructor or Aide in the event that items have to be moved to provide you space.
5. Smaller items to be placed on higher shelves, (including small tables). Floor space should be reserved for larger, heavier pieces.
6. Do not leave finishing materials, lacquer, oily rags etc. in the store room.