How can we create a cut list for a standard flat.
What will this lead to in his/her future?
Have the knowledge to create a cut list for various size flats used in tech theater. Such needs will come to play when the student take on the duties of master carpenter and/or tech director. Stage carpenters will also need to be able to read a cut list.
Why does s/he need this?
Stage carpenters will need to be able to read a cut list to allow them to gather and/or cut lumber to build a flat.
- What materials/supplies will the student need to supply?
- For this lesson, Paper & Pencil.
- What materials/supplies will the teacher need to supply?
- Sample flats, white board, markers.
- What object/product shall the student end up with?
- A cut list for a standard 4×8 flat.
- Process, notes, outline, descriptions, script for teacher, questions that will encourage critical thinking and discovery:
- ???Why do we need a cut list???
- Show sample flat so that students know what we are talking about.
- Draw the flat on the board. Start with basic rectangle, then add lines to represent 1×3 lumber.
- ?? Ask for names of; top rail, bottom rail, toggle, stiles.
- Create a cut list for what’s on the board at this moment.
- All 1×3: 2 @ 4′, 2 @ 7’7″, 1 @ 3’7″
- ?? Ask for missing parts.
- Cover, 4×8 ply
- Corner blocks, 9″ square cut into triangles.
- ?? Corner block placements?? soft covered flats? hard w/ 1/8th & 1/4″ covers.
- Keystones, 2″x9″ (use a keystone from a bridge to bring about this answer.)
- If time allows, briefly intro a diagonal brace for soft covered flats.
- How will the student be evaluated?
- Actually creating cut lists &/or building flats for future productions.
- Future quiz.
- Relate this to future classes via?
- We will be using these skills to create cut lists for flats with doors and windows