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Catapillar Tractor
Catapillar Tractor
Mr. S advises on the table saw
Mr. S advises on the table saw


Take a look at a kickback on a table saw and ways to avoid them.


Banjo made by Royal student
Banjo made by Royal student
Advanced Bowl
Advanced Bowl
Basic Truck...Plus
Basic Truck...Plus

Careers in the woodworking industry

Interested in a career that includes woodworking? Check out this web site-

Jobs In Woodworking?

Check out this site to find current information about jobs and salaries in Ventura County!

Make Your Own Dowel

Check out this easy way to make your own custom dowel out of any material you happen to be working with!

Grading Lumber

Ever wondered how lumber is graded and what affects the price.

What is OSHA

Find out what OSHA is and how it affects you and your job.

Logging Truck
Logging Truck

Royal Woodworking Pathway

Welcome to Royal Woodworking

Welcome to the Royal High School Wood Shop Web Page. Please take your time to brows the site and see the incredible work students are doing at Royal HS. The woodworking pathway consists of four classes that are available to students multiple through their four years at Royal High. These classes give students a broad exposure to various types of woodworking as well as management and a capstone experience and prepare them for going on to a career or whatever future they should choose to pursue. These courses are articulated with Ventura College's Construction program and Cerritos College's Woodworking Manufacturing program should a student want to pursue either of these fields as a career. Check out the Pathway page to find out more information about the Royal Wood Pathway. BRAND NEW! Also, check out our new Urban Logging Initiative in the video below to see this exciting new program for kids in Simi Valley to be involved in!

Royal's Urban Logging Initiative

Royal High School wood shop has started a Urban Logging project to help the City of Simi Valley Parks and Rec. recycle trees that must be taken down in the local parks.



Royal High School Woodworking Pathway Career Institute


Royal students listen to local businessman Richard Campato talk about Hi-Tech woodworking careers.

Award winning poly-chromatic bowl
Award winning poly-chromatic bowl
Christmas Blocks
Christmas Blocks

Why Is Tech Education So Important?

See Mike Rowe, the Dirty Jobs guy,  and why he thinks woodshop, and others like it, are such important classes to keep around!

Advanced tool caddy
Advanced tool caddy
Sam Malloof Style Rocking Chair
Sam Malloof Style Rocking Chair
Advanced Cutting Board
Fancy Cutting Board
Teachers from around Ventura and LA county at the annual Royal kick-off making miniature wall sections for their classrooms!
District Teachers at the annual Royal kick-off making cross-cut sleds for their 

Woodworking Pathway

woodworking pathway includes wood 1, wood 2, wood 3, wood 4, and articulation agreements to ventura and oxnard college.

Find out more about the Royal Woodworking Pathway on the Pathway link above!

Alumni Career Survey

Mr. Sorenson demonstrates to class

Contact Information


Prep:  5th Period 

Phone: call switchboard x 2905

Current Assignments

Sawing a Log Into Lumber

Watch a steam powered lumber mill cut an enormous Ponderosa Pine log into lumber!

Wood1: Beginning Craftsman Box
The Craftsman style box

How Quarter Sawn lumber is produced

Learn what quarter sawn lumber is and how the lumber is cut from a log. Quarter sawn lumber is the most stable lumber to build furniture with!

The Different Ways Luber is Cut


Check out the different ways lumber is cut at the saw mill and how it affects the price you pay at the store.

Wood 1: Beginning Ringed Bowl
Beginning Bowl
Wood 2: Polychromatic Bowl
Advanced Bowl
Wood 2: Tool Caddy
Tool Caddy
Practical Application
Practical Application

How Wood Veneers Are Made

Watch this fascinating video to see how veneers and plywoods are made.

Why use veneer?

This is an introductory class to veneers and why we use them!

How to veneer using contact cenment

This video shows the correct way to apply veneer to a substrate using contact cement and a roller

Here's why we buy it from China!


Log to final product


Modern Woodworking

Check out this look at the modern day woodworker.