Leaders Guide

Nails Squared Workshop #1



Overview


Welcome to the Nails Squared Workshop


This workshop is created to help women and girls become more comfortable with using power tools.


It was created out of a Girl Scout Gold Award project


Cover timing of workshop, bathroom, materials available for use, and breaks for food



At the end of today you will be able to:


  1. Describe safety measures when using power tools

  2. Measure Twice, Cut once

  3. Demonstrate the use of a power drill including:

  • putting the drill bits in the drill

  • selecting correct drill bits to create a hole versus screw in a screw

  • selecting the appropriate speed to use with the drill

  1. Describe how to use a circular saw or

  2. Describe how to use a chop saw (miter saw)


Outline


5 min Introduction

5 min Safety Measures

5 min Measure Twice/ Cut Once

15 min Power Drills

10 min Power Saws

5 min Conclusion


45 min Total





Helpful websites (LInks on Nails Squared Website)


Woodworking Videos


How to use a power drill



Lowes How to Use a powers drill - girl presenter (2:16)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r59gnrhiCrw


Home Depot – How to use a power drill – anatomy of power drill (1:00)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qBia5Drnhc0&list=RDCMUCfB9yx0y0dUwQ0lpjH8R4gA


How to Use Power Drill - Girl Presenter (5:18)

https://www.google.com/search?q=how+to+use+a+power+drill&rlz=1C5CHFA_enUS943US944&oq=how+to+use+a+power+drill&aqs=chrome.0.69i59l2j0i20i263j0l2j69i61l3.5287j0j7&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8#kpvalbx=_7ThhYJbyLL-x5NoP9tiUyAw21



Drill vs Impact Driver

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VQvDBmUtx6o

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s5dx6Xf2b3U


Circular Saw

Home Depot How to Use a Circular Saw



Miter Saw

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7fjHvYy5lkg&t=27s


Tape Measure

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M73r32vK7C4&list=PL4wNSwy14b1AyTA5yStNOOpJIWgdteSxX&index=2












5 minutes

Introduction



Welcome to the Nails Squared Workshop


This workshop is created to help women and girls become more comfortable with using power tools.


Housekeeping


Cover timing of workshop, bathroom, materials available for use, and breaks for food



Write on Board or Flip Chart



At the end of today you will be able to:


  1. Describe safety measures when using power tools

  • Measure Twice, Cut once

  • Demonstrate the use of a power drill including:

  • putting the drill bits in the drill

  • selecting correct drill bits to create a hole versus screw in a screw

  • selecting the appropriate speed to use with the drill

  1. Describe how to use a circular saw

  2. Describe how to use a chop saw (miter saw)


5 minutes

Safety Measures


What to wear / What not to wear


Safety measures are always important to take – it is way too easy to get hurt if you don’t

Hair – Always have your hair pulled back in a ponytail or braid or up in a hat

Eyes – Use eye protection in the form of safety glasses

Ears – for especially loud tools (saws) use ear plugs or ear phones

Food – Keep food away from workspace (flying debris)

Hands – Wear gloves to protect hands from sharp surfaces or splinters

Feet – wear closed toe shoes that do not have places for nails to slip in


What you always need



Pencil – to mark measurements or take notes

Tape Measure – To measure – over and over






5 minutes

How to Measure Wood Before Cutting


Important Facts to Know:


?Q:When someone says they need a 2x4 piece of wood – what are they talking about?


A: Look at the face of the wood – it is 2 inches think and 4 inches wide. The standard length is usually somewhere between 8 and 16 feet


Q: Is a 2 x 4 REALLY 2 inches by 4 inches?


A: No!

Because of this extra milling, a 2x4 no longer measures a full 2 inches by four inches. Instead, a 2x4 is really only 1 1/2" by 3 1/2". The same is true of pine. A 1x6, for example, actually measures 3/4" x 5 1/2".


So keep this in mind when you are planning for a certain size deck or bench.



Measure

Q: How many of you have used a tape measure in school?


Probably all of you


Important to measure both sides of the wood


Then use a carpenters square to draw a straight line to use to cut the wood.


You always measure twice – once for the original measure and one more time right before you cut with the saw


Q: Why?


A: Once you cut – you cant go back









25 minutes

How to Use a Power Drill


5 minutes



Watch Video

We are going to start with learning about a power drill


Let’s watch this quick video about the basics


Lowes How to Use a powers drill - girl presenter (2:16)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r59gnrhiCrw


Lead girls through finding different parts of drill -

Let’s review



What kind of things can you use a power drill for?

A: drilling hole, screwing in screws, sanding are primary purposes


Where is the forward and reverse button?

A: Where a trigger would be on a pistol.

Q: Why do you use forward and reverse?

A:Screw or drill in (forward/clockwise)

Screw of drill out (reverse/ counterclockwise)


Q: Where is the speed switch?

A: Top – Slow speed is best for beginners – but the faster the speed the more power you have to go through the boards.


Q: Where is the battery? (bottom of handle)

Q: If drill isn’t working what is likely cause?

Battery needs charging

5

How to Put a Bit into the Power Drill


Now we are going to practice putting a bit into the power drill


Have girls practice taking bit in and out


10

Practice

Have some scrap wood and practice drilling holes and screwing in deck screws

20 minutes

How to Use a Saw

5

How to use a Circular Saw


Lets watch the video on circular saws

Video

Home Depot How to Use a Circular Saw


10

Practice





5 minutes


Conclusion


At the end of today you will be able to:

  1. Describe safety measures when using power tools

  2. Measure Twice, Cut once

  3. Demonstrate the use of a power drill including:

  • putting the drill bits in the drill

  • selecting correct drill bits to create a hole versus screw in a screw

  • selecting the appropriate speed to use with the drill

  1. Describe the difference between a regular drill and a hammer drill

  2. Describe how to use a circular saw

  3. Describe how to use a chop saw (miter saw)






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