Agriculture shop class students at Roland-Story High School have been involved the third quarter in learning new skills sets on working with lumber with the construction of various small projects. In their unit so far, students have created projects made by using hand tools as well as power tools. Their more recent projects have been, a flag stand, a sail boat, farm animal cut outs and a key holder.

“This is a unit that teaches the students how to safely and appropriately use tools — both hand and power. Each project develops a new skill set for the student that they will use in their succeeding projects,” said Brad Taylor, agriculture instructor. “As an example, the skills learned in our power tool board project exposed many to how to use a router as well as prepping a board for a finish. In their next project, they used routers as well as learned the differences between staining and painting.”