Anthony S. Fortner Course Descriptions
WMT 101 - Introduction to Woodworking
This introductory woodworking course acquaints the student with the essential principles of woodworking. Topics include wood technology, use of hand tools, portable power tools and basic machinery. Emphasis is placed on proper technique, safety and shop policies for the woodworking facility. Students are required to complete a series of projects designed to develop primary woodworking skills.
WMT 102 - Machine Wood Technology
This course increases the studentís skill in the use of hand tools, portable power tools and machinery. Topics include wood technology and joinery as it pertains to panel construction in freestanding furniture casework. Focus is on the design and fabrication of a solid wood casework featuring a door, drawer and mortise and technology joinery, and the utilization of the table saw and router. Students are required to complete a nightstand designed to develop intermediate woodworking skills.
WMT 103 - Machine Wood Technology II
This course increases the studentís skill in the use of hand tools, portable power tools, table saw and router. The course will examine wood technology as it pertains to panel construction in freestanding furniture casework. Topics will include machine anatomy, set up and fundamental operations. This course focuses on the design and fabrication of a solid wood table using leg and apron construction and includes a drawer.
WMT 137 - Outdoor Furniture
This course explores design and fabrication relevant to outdoor furniture. Woods, joinery and finishes are selected in readiness for rain, sun, wind and snow. Garden benches, tables, chairs and other forms are designed and built.
WMT 233 - Morris Chair
This course in furniture making will challenge and improve the studentís skills through the manufacturing of an historical Morris chair. Hand tools, machinery and hand power tools are used in an advanced setting. Topics include planning, manufacturing, utilizing solid wood joinery, complex laminations, subassembly and final assembly as well as finishing. The class focuses on the history and design of the Morris chair, the first recliner.
WMT 244 - Chest of Drawers
In this course students research, design and fabricate a chest of drawers, employing hand tool and machine tool skills in an advance setting. Topics covered include various construction methods, the use of solid wood, frame and panel, plywood and advanced applications for drawer making.
WMT 249L - Furniture Manufacturing Specialty
This course allows students to perfect and hone skills acquired during previous furniture courses. In this lab, students will design and construct woodworking projects that are relevant to the subject matter being taught during the same time period.
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