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WAEC Syllabus for Furniture Making

There are always 3 sections to answer questions from. Paper 1 is Objective questions, paper2is essay questions and paper 3 contains practical test. Where paper one (1) carries 45 minutes for 40 marks; paper two (2) carries 2 hours for 60   marks while paper three (3) carries 3 hours for 100 marks. WAEC Syllabus for Furniture Making

This WAEC syllabus is for both the O’level WAEC and General Certificate Examination (GCE) candidates. Final year students in the senior secondary school level and external candidates are eligible to make use of this syllabus and prepare ahead of the examination.

Jamb form 

There are always 3 sections to answer questions from. Paper 1 is Objective questions, paper2is essay questions and paper 3 contains practical test. Where paper one (1) carries 45 minutes for 40 marks; paper two (2) carries 2 hours for 60   marks while paper three (3) carries 3 hours for 100 marks. WAEC Syllabus for Furniture Making

This WAEC syllabus is for both the O’level WAEC and General Certificate Examination (GCE) candidates. Final year students in the senior secondary school level and external candidates are eligible to make use of this syllabus and prepare ahead of the examination.

WAEC Syllabus for Furniture Making

See the full detailed information concerning the WAEC Furniture Making Syllabus below.

 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 be answered in 45 minutes for 40 marks.

Paper 2:          will consist of two sections, Sections A and B to be answered in 2 hours for 60   marks.

Section A will consist of ten compulsory short-structured questions to be answered in 30 minutes for 20 marks.

Section B will consist of three questions on design and drawing: out of which one will be compulsory.  Each question shall require sketches and candidates will be required to answer the compulsory question for 30 marks and any other one for 10 marks in 1½ hours.

Paper 3:          will be a practical test of 3 hour duration.  It will consist of one practical question for 100 marks. Pounds to Naira

A list of materials for the test shall be made available to schools not less

than two weeks before the paper is taken for material procurement and relevant preparations.

Alternative to Practical Test

Alternatively, in the event that materials for the actual practical test cannot be acquired, the Council may consider testing theoretically, candidates’ level of acquisition of the practical skills prescribed in the syllabus.  For this alternative test, there will be two sets of compulsory questions both of which must be answered in 2 hours for 100 marks. Jamb Result

DETAILED SYLLABUS

S/NO.CONTENTSNOTES
1Furniture Workshop.–          Workshop safety rules and regulations–          Hand tools safety–          Workshop bench and appliances–          Machine tools safety–          Portable power tools safety–          Sources of workshop accident.
          2          Furniture Making Materials.–          Timber growth, structure, classification, parts and cross section.–          Conversion of timber, methods, advantages and disadvantages.–          Seasoning of timber, methods, advantages and disadvantages.–          Defects in timbers, causes, classification, illustrations with sketches.–          Preservation of timber, preservatives – characteristics, types and applications.–          Manufactured boards, types, method of production, uses, advantages, disadvantages and sketches.–          Wood adhesive definition applications, preparation, types, uses and characteristics.–          Nails and uses – sketches, methods of driving in nails. Dollar to Naira Rate–          Screw types and uses, illustration with sketches and methods of driving in screws.–          Cabinet fittings, types, uses, sketches and procedures of fittings.
  3  Woodworking tools and equipment.–          Hand tools – types, classification, uses and sketches.–          Machines – types, uses and operation.–          Portable power tools – types and operations.–          Other tools and equipment used in furniture making.–          Maintenance of furniture tools and equipment.
 4 Furniture Design and Construction.–          Timber preparation – cutting to sizes, marking and planing timber to final sizes.–          Common wood work joints – types, classification and uses.–          Construction – types of construction-frame box construction.–          Free hand sketching of common household furniture items.–          Design fundamentals, elements and principles of design.–          Stages – preliminary sketches and working drawing.–          Planning – working rod, selection of materials, cutting list.–          Construction of different items of furniture, procedures – preparation of materials, setting out of joints, cutting of joints, assembling and finishing.
  5  Upholstery work.–          Meaning and forms.–          Tools and machines.–          Traditional and modern padding materials.–          Design and construction of upholstery frames.–          Padding and stuffing.–          Fixing sewn materials.
 6 Entrepreneurship in furniture marking.–          Business opportunities in furniture making.–          Starting a furniture business, factors to be considered.–          Managing of furniture workshop, estimate and costing of furniture item. Npower Recruitment

LIST OF FACILITIES AND MAJOR EQUIPMENT/MATERIALS REQUIRED:

ITEM NOEQUIPMENTQUANTITY REQUIRED
1.Try Square20
2.Mitre Square10
3.Sliding Bevel10
4.Marking Gauge10
5.Mortise Gauge10
6.Marking knives10
7.Four Fold (wooden Rule)10
8.Tape Rule (Metric)20
9.Jack Plane10
10.Smooth Plane10
11.Trying Plane (jointing Plane)5
12.Block Plane5
13.Rebate Plane5
14.G Clamp5
15.Plough Plane5
16.Bull Nose Plane2
17.Router Plane2
18.Rip Saw10
19.Crosscut Saw10
20.Tenon Saw15
21.Panel Saw10
22.Coping Saw5
23.Compass Saw2
24.Nest of Saws2
25.Keyhole/pad Saw1
26.Fret Saw2
27.Dovetail Saw5
28.Firmer Chisel10 sets
29.Bevelled Edge Firmer Chisel10 sets
30.Mortise Chisel (set)10 sets
31.Turning Chisel2 sets
32.Centre bit5 sets
33.Auger Bit5 sets
34.Twist Bit5 sets
35.Rose2 sets
 36. Bradawl 10
37.Gimlet5 sets
38.Ratchet brace5
39.Dowel Rounder5
40.Drill Bit10 sets
41.Screw Driver (set of 6)5 sets
43.Mallet20
44.Claw Hammer10
45.Cross Pein Hammer10
46.Ball Pein Hammer10
47.‘F’ Clamp10
48.Sash Clamp10
49.Hand Screw10
50.Bench Holdfast5
51.Mitre Box5
52.Mitre Cramp5
53.Mitre Shooting Board5
54.Flat Files (assorted)10
55.Scraper(flat)10
56.Dividers10
57.Pincers5
58.Spoke shave2
59.Dowelling jig5
60.Rasps10
61.Sewing Machine2
62.Scissors10
63.Staple Gun2
64.Needle (set) Curved and Straight10
65.Tack Hammer10
66.Pliers5
67.Magnetic Hammer5
68.Ripping Chisel5
69.Knives5
70.Tape (tailors type)10
71.Web Strainer10
72.Spring Cutter5
73.Spanner (set)2 sets
74.Wrenches2 sets
75.Botton Making Machine2
76.Work Bench10
77.Bench Vice Waec Result20
78.Paint brush (sets)5
79.Putty knives5
80.Storage box2
81.Water stone2
82.Oil can2
83.Veneer hammer2
84.First-aid box

APPENDIX E:

SUGGESTED READING LIST

S/N       NAME          AUTHOR     PUBLISHER
1WOODWORK FOR G.C.E &C.S.E(Metric Edition)    J.N GREENMills and Boon Ltd
2WOODWORK IN THEORY & PRACTICEJOHN .A.WALTON
3MODERN WOODWORKINGWILLIS .H.WAGNERThe Goodheart-Willcox,Inc
4WOOD OCCUPATIONSPETER BRETTNelson Thorns
5THE THEORY AND PRACTICE OF WOODWORK(4th Edition)GEORGE LOVELongman
6CONSTRUCTING MODERN FURNITUREVICTOR .J.TAYLORSterlin g publishing Co.Inc New York
7PRACTICAL UPHOLSTERYC.HOWES F.A.M.UEvans brothers LtdLondon
8WOODWORK DESIGN AND PRACTICEDAVID .M.SHAWHodder and Stoughton London Sydney,Auckland Toronto
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