Well thanks for the interest everyone,
Our woodshop classes are kind of unique. We start with the traditional intro to woodworking (boxes, stools, etc.) and then move to signs to intro our newer equipment. Laser engraver and then on to CNC.
Table is the end of the year project with the focus being the design, we start with plans, and then they can change the design if they like but not the proportions.
In order to complete the top we intro Illustrator to edit their image, then bring into Vcarve and finish the design and then carve it.
Been doing this project for 5 years now and the kids love it.
This course is a feeder for our CADD courses. We try to trick them into liking the technical path, it works for the most part. Our department services roughly 1200 students in some capacity every year.