Woodwork

You can find a list of counselers for this merit badge on the following page: Woodwork Counselor List

Woodwork Merit Badge Patch
1.
Do the following:
(a)
Explain to your counselor the most likely hazards you may encounter while participating in woodwork activities, and what you should do to anticipate, help prevent, mitigate, and respond to these hazards. Explain what precautions you should take to safely use your tools.
(b)
Show that you know first aid for injuries that could occur while woodworking, including splinters, scratches, cuts, severe bleeding, and shock. Tell what precautions must be taken to help prevent loss of eyesight or hearing, and explain why and when it is necessary to use a dust mask.
(c)
Earn the Totin Chip recognition.
2.
Do the following:
(a)
Describe how timber is grown, harvested, and milled. Tell how lumber is cured, seasoned, graded, and sized.
(b)
Collect and label blocks of six kinds of wood useful in woodworking. Describe the chief qualities of each. Give the best uses of each.
3.
Do the following:
(a)
Show proper care, use, and storage of all working tools and equipment that you own or use at home or school.
(b)
Sharpen correctly the cutting edges of two different tools.
4.
Use a saw, plane, plane, hammer, brace, and bit, make something useful of wood. Cut parts from lumber that you have squared and measured from working drawings.
5.
Create your own woodworking project. Begin by making working drawings,list the materials you will need to complete your project, and then build yourproject. Keep track of the time you spend and the cost of the materials.
6.
Do any TWO of the following:
(a)
Make working drawings of a project needing beveled or rounded edgesand build it.
(b)
Make working drawings of a project needing curved or incised cuttingsand build it.
(c)
Make working drawings of a project needing miter, dowel, or mortise andtenon joints and build it.
(d)
Make a cabinet, box, or something else with a door or lid fastened withinset hinges.
(e)
Help make and repair wooden toys for underprivileged children ORhelp carry out a woodworking service project approved by your counselor for acharitable organization.
7.
Talk with a cabinetmaker or carpenter. Find out about the training, apprenticeship,career opportunities, work conditions, work hours, pay rates, and unionorganization that woodworking experts have in your area.

Current requirements are available at Woodwork Merit Badge Requirements

Eagle RequirementNo
CategoryProfessions
Requirements Date2019
Current Pamphlet Number35968
Current Pamphlet SKU647963
Current Pamphlet Copyright Date2011
Additional Formats
BSA Requirement Date2011
BSA Requirement PDFWoodwork Merit Badge Requirements