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WoodworkingGeneral Rules

1. Members are free to use any building plans that they wish in order to complete their project

2. State Fair Exhibits:  Each county may send 10 projects and 10 poster/display boards – one for each grade.

3. Members should enroll in the level for their grade in school as of January 1, year of the Fair.

4. Complete four (4) activities in the project manual each year, selecting a minimum of one activity from a chapter. Be sure to record your work in the special section located in the front of your manual.

 

Level 1 – Grades 3 and 4

Exhibit one of the following:

1. Exhibit one article of choice made during the current 4-H program year demonstrating a minimum of five (5) techniques outlined in the Indiana 4-H Woodworking Tools, Techniques and Skills Chart 4-H 6875C-W. Exhibits may also include higher level techniques that have been mastered. Any higher level techniques will not be counted as part of the minimum five, but nevertheless will be evaluated for quality. Woodworking Skills Sheet 4-H 6875d-W is to be submitted with the exhibit for judging.

2. Exhibit a poster on any topic covered in the Level 1 Manual. (See “Poster Construction Hints” in the Rule Book.)

 

Level 2 – Grades 5 and 6

Exhibit one of the following:

1. Exhibit one article of choice made during the current 4-H program year demonstrating a minimum of five (5) techniques outlined in the Indiana 4-H Woodworking Tools, Techniques and Skills Chart 4-H 6875C-W. Exhibits may also include higher level techniques that have been mastered. Any higher level techniques will not be counted as part of the minimum five, but nevertheless will be evaluated for quality. Woodworking Skills Sheet 4-H 6875d-W is to be submitted with the exhibit for judging.

2. Exhibit a poster on any topic covered in the Level 2 Manual. (See “Poster Construction Hints” in the Rule Book.)

 

Level 3 – Grades 7 through 9

Exhibit one of the following:

1. Exhibit one article of choice made during the current 4-H program year demonstrating a minimum of five (5) techniques outlined in the Indiana 4-H Woodworking Tools, Techniques and Skills Chart 4-H 6875C-W. Exhibits may also include higher level techniques that have been mastered. Any higher level techniques will not be counted as part of the minimum five, but nevertheless will be evaluated for quality. Woodworking Skills Sheet 4-H 6875d-W is to be submitted with the exhibit for judging.

2. Exhibit a poster on any topic covered in the Level 3 Manual. (See “Poster Construction Hints” in the Rule Book.)

 

Level 4 – Grades 10 through 12

Exhibit one of the following:

1. Exhibit one article of choice made during the current 4-H program year demonstrating a minimum of five (5) techniques outlined in the Indiana 4-H Woodworking Tools, Techniques and Skills Chart 4-H 6875C-W. Exhibits may also include higher level techniques that have been mastered. Any higher level techniques will not be counted as part of the minimum five, but nevertheless will be evaluated for quality. Woodworking Skills Sheet 4-H 6875d-W is to be submitted with the exhibit for judging.

2. Exhibit a poster on any topic covered in the Level 4 Manual. (See “Poster Construction Hints” in the Rule Book.)

 

Poster and Display Board Requirements

  • Size:  22” x 28”
  • Displayed horizontally
  • Mounted on stiff backing – plywood, pegboard, foam board or very stiff cardboard
  • All posters, notebooks, and display boards must include a reference list indicating where information was obtained, giving credit to the original author, to complete the 4-H member’s exhibit. This reference list should/might include web site links, people and professionals interviewed, books, magazines, etc. It is recommended this reference list be attached to the back of a poster or display board, be the last page of a notebook, or included as part of the display visible to the public. A judge is not to discredit an exhibit for the manner in which references are listed or a lack thereof.

 

For more information, visit the Wood Science project page of the Indiana State 4-H Website.

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