MACHINE WOODWORKING

WAEC SYLLABUS ON MACHINE WOODWORKING

SCHEME OF EXAMINATION

There will be three papers, Papers 1, 2 and 3 all of which must be taken.Papers 1 and 2 shall be a composite paper to be taken at one sitting.

PAPER 1:

will consist of forty multiple-choice objective questions all of which are to beanswered in 1 hour for 40 marks.

PAPER 2:

will consist of four short-structured questions. Candidates will be required toanswer any three in 1 hour for 60 marks.

PAPER 3:

will consist of one practical question of 2 hours duration for 100 marks.

A list of materials for the test shall be made available to schools not lessthan two weeks before the paper is taken for material procurement andrelevant preparations.

PAPER 3: ALTERNATIVE TO PRACTICAL TEST

The Council may consider testing candidates’ ability in practical work asprescribed in the syllabus in the event that materials for the actual practical testcannot be acquired. For this alternative test there will be one question to beanswered in 2 hours for 100 marks.


DETAILED SYLLABUS

Theory Component

S/NO>TOPICS>NOTES>

1.

Tree growth, structure and types

(a) Common West African trees; characteristics andcountries of origin.
(b) Tree growth, growth process, tree parts and functions.
(c) Wood structure: cross section of a tree.

2.

Properties of timber

(a) Characteristics of soft and hardwoods.
(b) Physical properties of common West African timbers.

3.

Timber Processing:
(a) conversion
(b) seasoning
(c) preservation

(a) Concept of timber conversion.
(b) Methods of timber conversion.
(c) Common market sizes of timber.
(d) Concept of timber seasoning.
(e) Reasons for seasoning timber.
(f) Methods of seasoning timber, including advantagesand disadvantages.
(g) Types and characteristics of timber preservatives.
(h) Application of timber preservatives.

4.

Timber defects

Types – natural and artificial defects e.g. knots, shakes, splits,etc.

5.

General wood machine shop safety

(a) General machine shop safety habits.
(b) Electrical and mechanical safety rules.

6.

Safety equipment and devices in thewood machine shop

Identification and uses of common machine shop safetyequipment and devices (e.g. fire extinguisher, first aid box,sand bucket, etc).

7.

Safety in the operations ofwoodworking machines.

Specific safety rules guiding the use of each woodworkingmachine.

8.

Wood machine layout

(a) Principles of machine shop layout.
(b) Flow diagram of a machine shop layout.

9.

Woodwork machines

Parts, accessories, uses and maintenance of machines: crosscut saw, circular saw bench, surface planer, thicknesser, jigsaw, sander, band saw, tenoner, mortiser, router, spindlemoulder, lathe.

10.

Wood machining

Machine operations involving crosscutting, ripping, groovingsurface planing, shooting, chamfering, bevelling, tapering,sanding, curve cutting, mitre cutting, tenonning, turning,rebating, mortising, shaping, moulding.

11.

Business opportunities in machinewoodworking

(a) Identification of business opportunities in MachineWoodworking.
(b) Feasibility study of business opportunities in MachineWoodworking.

12.

Funds sourcing

Sources of funds – Personal, savings, bank loans, co-operatveassociations, thrifts, etc.

13.

Operating and managing a woodmachine Shop

Setting up and managing a machine shop.

Practical Component

Practical activities will include:
Bevelling and tapering;
Crosscutting;
Grooving;
Ripping;
Mitring;
Shooting, surface planning;
thicknessing;
curve cutting;
Moulding;
Sanding;
Turning;
Mortising;
tenonning;
Cleaning and lubricatingmachine parts Chamfering;
and accessories

LIST OF FACILITIES AND MAJOR EQUIPMENT/MATERIALS REQUIRED:

Machines

S/NO>DESCRIPTION>MINIMUM QUANTITYREQUIRED>

1.

Radial Arm CROSS CUTTING Mc

2

2.

Circular Saw

2

3.

Surface Planer

2

4.

Thicknesser

2

5.

Band Saw

2

6.

Moticer (Hollow Square Chisel and Chain)

2

7.

Tenoner

2

8.

Router

2

9.

Spindle Moulder

2

10.

Wood Turning Lathe

2

11.

Orbital Sander

2

12.

Veneering Press

2

13.

Dimension Saw

2

14.

Powered Saw

2

15.

Jig Saw

2

16.

Spraying Machine

2

17.

Drill Press – Table Type

2

18.

Drill Press – Standing Type

2

19.

Cutter Grinding Machine

2

20.

Saw Sharpening Machine

2

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Accessories

1.

Circular Saw Blade (rip saw, cross ant saw, combination saw)

5 each

2.

Mitre Gauge

2

3.

Spray Gun

2

4.

Morticing Attachments

Various

5.

Turning Chisels

Various

6.

Calipers (Outside and Inside)

5

7.

Cutter Blocks and Cutters

5 each

8.

Oil Can

5

9.

Spanners

5 sets

10.

Drill Bits

Various

11.

Grinding Block

5

12.

Grease Gun

2

13.

Band Saw Blades (6, 12, 18 and 25mm)

5

14.

Mortising Chisels (6, 9, 12, 15, 18 and 25 mm)

5 each

15.

Setting Pliers

5

16.

Files (round, flat, triangular half round)

5 each

17.

Gate saw set

5

SUGGESTED READING LIST

S/NO>AUTHOR>TITLE>PUBLISHER>

1.

John R. Clayton

Machine Woodworking Northwood Publication Ltd

2.

J. A. Walton

Woodwork in theory and practice (Metric Edition) Australasian Publishing Company (London)

3.

D. M. Shaw

Woodwork Design and Practice Hodder and Stoughton, London

4.

H. E. King

General Certificate Woodwork (3rd Edition) Harrap, London

5.

D. N. Willacy

Woodwork Book 1 and 2 Nelson, Lagos

6.

Nurudeen et all

Fundamentals of Woodworking Evans, Lagos

7.

G. W. Brazier and N. A. Harris

Woodwork Bungay, Richard City

8.

J. Fierre and G. Hutchings

Advanced Woodworking and Furniture Making

9.

CESAC

Woodwork for Senior Secondary Schools

10.

J. N. K. Sackey

Woodwork for Senior Secondary Schools Macmillan

11.

Rom Pettit

Woodwork Made Simple W. H. Allen and Co. Ltd.

12.

John Strefford Guy McMurdo

Woodwork Technology London.

13.

E. J. Wynter

Woodwork Schofield and Sims Ltd.

14.

Frank Hilton

Craft Technology for Carpenters and Joiners Longman

15.

John L. Feirer and Gilbert R. Hutchings

Carpentry and Building Construction Glencoe Publishing Company.

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