There is a large demand for precision machinists in sectors across Canada. This project aims to introduce students to aspects of the precision machinists industries by applying transferable skills to wood products in their construction classes so they might expand their skill and understanding of viable careers in Ontario. Students will use orthographic drawings, drafting tools, hand tools, and stationary tools to drill a pattern into a block. The block must be machined to the outlined specifications so that these blocks can nest together horizontally and vertically. This project will challenge students to work accurately so that their project can fit with their fellow student’s. The closing portion of this project has students investigating different careers that involve machining and the educational pathways to finding one’s footing in these interesting trades. Part 1: Complete Orthographic Drawing Part 2: Machine Blank to Specifications and see how many blocks can nest together Part 3: Research pathways into machining trades

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