Hardware and Fasteners (SCU2212.02)

John Umphlett

How many times have you been in a situation where you have one thing in one hand and something in the other and become puzzled about how to put them together? It exists in your mind how they need to exist, however there is a pause…In many ways it seems at first a riddle that doesn’t really have a solution because we are brilliant and imagine that only we, ourselves, have been to this specific place. Well, most likely there is a Fastener or piece of Hardware that exists specifically to do just that. This class is designed to expose you to the plethora of examples of hardware and fasteners available today and understand their principles and application methods. The better you understand what is available and how the design is meant to function as a support in your construction methods, the closer you get to asking the next question in your building processes. Machine screws, wire rope, toggle bolts, nut ferrels, anchors, rivets, concealed hinges and ball and socket joints are just a few of the types of hardware that this class will be learning about. This course is designed and open to anyone interested in understanding building techniques. Each student will be required to keep a manual that collects both a hand drawing of all covered examples and pairing information of its function.
In addition there will be a final project in this course that asks for a unique design of your own, developed from what you have learned over the course of the seven weeks. Your design must follow similar guidelines as the rest of your work in your manual to include a final drawing of the unit and directions of how to use it.
The evaluations will be based on the student’s consistency in journey documentation and research as well as ability to show through drawing the principles behind examples given and discussed during class. These manuals will be shared as your final and used for future personal use.

Prerequisites: None.
Course Level: 2000-level
Credits: 2
F 8:30AM-12:10PM (2nd seven weeks)
Maximum Enrollment: 16
Course Frequency: One time only

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