Skill Standard Examples

The table below has a sample skill standard for one tool operation in each of the twelve machinery categories; click on a category to preview the sample standard.  Keep in mind, this is only a sampling of the standards; there are many more tools and operations in the full standard.

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1 - Layout and Measurement (Tape Measure - Measure Lengths, Imperial)

2 - Sawing (Tablesaw - Ripping)

3 - Milling (Jointer - Face Jointing)

4 - Shaping (Shaper - Edge Shaping)

5 - CNC (Nested Routing, Grooving, and Boring)

6 - Boring (Slot Mortiser - Mortise to Location and Depth)

7 - Sanding (Wide Belt - Sanding Solid Wood)

8 - Clamping & Laminating (Edgebander - Edgebanding)

9 - Turning (Hand Lathe - Spindle Turning)

10 - Joinery & Assembly (Biscuit Joiner - Machine Edge Miter Joint)

11 - Grinding & Sharpening (Profile Grinder - Template Making)

12 - Finishing (Roll Coater - Coating Plywood Panels)