During the semester students will develop skills and techniques relevant to intermediate level carpentry. Students will have the opportunity to create a lidded box with select timbers as an inlay. Students will also create either a small coffee table or stool and will consider the most appropriate method of construction and finish.
Practical skills will include:
· Setting out of components
· Accurate cutting and shaping
· Box pin joint
· End bridle joint
· Dowling joint
A focus of the course will include finishing work to a high standard and students will be required to complete practical work in water based lacquer, varnish or natural waxes/oils.
The theory component of the course covers such areas as:
· Safety in the workshop
· Design development tasks
· Material studies
· Equipment studies
· Process studies
· Evaluation of practical tasks.
The course will include one session a week covering theory work and two sessions per weel practical work. Assessment for the subject will include completion of practical tasks, presentation folio of theory tasks (including drawing tasks) and an exam.
- Practical tasks, such as coffee table, stool or hinged box
- Written exam