Woodworking has been an important part of technology for many years. Southern has three classes in Woodworking: Beginning Woodworking, Furniture Design and Construction, and Woodworking for Artists. Beginning Woodworking teaches the student how to operate the equipment safely and perform basic jointery operations. Furniture construction moves to the next level, where students get creative designing their own projects and execute construction.
This is your opportunity to learn something practical. The first picture on the left shows the classic towel rack, which is the first required project for the Beginning Woodworking class. This project requires that you use the table saw, jointer, thickness planer, band saw, drill press, router, lathe, and sander - practically every tool in the shop.
A student using the jointer to get the edge of a board straight and true.
A couple of students handling a large piece of plywood coming off of the table saw.