Use tools to build a project of your choice and develop skills in shop, metal work and woodworking.
What can you do?
In the industrial technology project, you can:
- Learn skills woodworkers use, such as measuring, squaring and cutting a board, sanding, drilling, and driving nails.
- Create metal structures using metal cutting, bending and assembling processes.
- Repair, finish or refinish a wooden or metal article.
These are just some of the many ways you can participate in this project.
What does it mean to show at the fair?
For 4-H'ers, local and state showcase events (like the Minnesota State Fair) are not just fun events. They provide youth opportunities to exhibit the knowledge and skills they've gained throughout the year– and to continue their learning.
Contact your local 4-H office for industrial technology (shop, metal work and woodworking) project showcase opportunities near you.
Exhibit ideas and judging criteria
Get exhibit ideas and find out what the judge is looking for in the evaluation sheet.
Reviewed in 2023