You must prepare for the exam by studying the Machine Woodworking WAEC course. It includes the Machine Woodworking exam’s goals and objectives, notes, and format.
Researching Device You must study the woodworking subject in order to pass your exam. You can use it as a guide to help you decide which topics to read about. Additionally, there are notes on ideas that you ought to learn carefully.
preparation for the exam without using a computer Going to the farm without your agricultural instruments is akin to doing woodworking. You won’t be effective in the end.
Make sure to use the syllabus when you start your exam preparations.
The West African Examination Council’s Machine Woodworking and suggested textbooks are included in this post (WAEC).
WAEC Machine Woodworking
Papers 1, 2, and 3 are the three required papers that must all be taken.
A composite paper consisting of Papers 1 and 2 must be taken in one session.
Paper 1 will include forty multiple-choice objective questions that must all be answered in one hour for a total of 40 points.
Paper 2 will have four concise, organized questions. Candidates will have one hour to respond to any three questions for 60 points.
Paper 3: One practical question with a 2-hour time limit and 100 marks will make up this section.
Schools must get a list of the test materials at least two weeks prior to the exam date so that they can make the necessary preparations and purchases.
Paper 3: A PRACTICAL TESTING OPTION
In the case that materials for the real practical test cannot be obtained, the Council may consider evaluating candidates’ aptitude for practical work as specified in the syllabus.
One question must be answered correctly for 100 points in 2 hours for this alternate test.
|1.||Tree growth, structure and types||(a) Common West African trees; characteristics and countries 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.
|(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 advantages and 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 the wood machine shop||Identification and uses of common machine shop safety equipment and devices (e.g. fire extinguisher, first aid box, sand bucket, etc).|
|7.||Safety in the operations of woodworking machines.||Specific safety rules guide the use of each woodworking machine.|
|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, spindle moulder, lathe.|
|10.||Wood machining||Machine operations involving crosscutting, ripping, grooving surface planing, shooting, chamfering, bevelling, tapering, sanding, curve cutting, mitre cutting, tenonning, turning, rebating, mortising, shaping, moulding.|
|11.||Business opportunities in machine woodworking||(a) Identification of business opportunities in Machine Woodworking.
(b) Feasibility study of business opportunities in Machine Woodworking.
|12.||Funds sourcing||Sources of funds – Personal, savings, bank loans, co-operatve associations, thrifts, etc.|
|13.||Operating and managing a wood machine Shop||Setting up and managing a machine shop.|
Practical activities will include
- Bevelling and tapering;
- Shooting, surface planning;
- curve cutting; Moulding;
- Cleaning and lubricating
- machine parts Chamfering; and accessories
List of Facilities and Major Equipment
|S/NO.||DESCRIPTION||MINIMUM QUANTITY REQUIRED|
|1.||Radial Arm CROSS CUTTING Mc||2|
|6.||Moticer (Hollow Square Chisel and Chain||2|
|10.||Wood Turning Lathe||2|
|17.||Drill Press – Table Type||2|
|18.||Drill Press – Standing Type||2|
|19.||Cutter Grinding Machine||2|
|20.||Saw Sharpening Machine||2|
|S/NO.||DESCRIPTION||MINIMUM QUANTITY REQUIRED|
|1.||Circular Saw Blade (rip saw, cross ant saw, combination saw)||5 each|
|6.||Calipers (Outside and Inside)||5|
|7.||Cutter Blocks and Cutters||5 each|
|13.||Band Saw Blades (6, 12, 18 and 25mm)||5|
|14.||Mortising Chisels (6, 9, 12, 15, 18 and 25 mm)||5 each|
|16.||Files (round, flat, triangular half round)||5 each|
|17.||Gate saw set||5|
|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. London.|
|12.||John Strefford Guy McMurdo||Woodwork Technology||Schofield and Sims Ltd.|
|13.||E. J. Wynter||Woodwork||Longman|
|14.||Frank Hilton||Craft Technology for Carpenters and Joiners|
|15.||John L. Feirer and Gilbert R. Hutchings||Carpentry and Building Construction||Glencoe Publishing Company.|