Woodwork Paper 1, Nov/Dec. 2012  
Questions: 1 2 3 4 5 Main
General Comments

Question 4

  1. Make the test piece shown on page 2, using the following materials;

(all dimensions are in millimetres):

two pieces – 210 x 40 x 30 hardwood;
two pieces – 160 x 30 x 30 hardwood;
one piece – 205 x 115 x 5 plywood;
2 No. 12 mm x 4 countersink head woodscrew.

  1. You may use any of the ordinary hand tools but the use of glue, glass-paper, files, rasps and scrapers is not allowed
  2. Any dimensions which are omitted from the drawing are left to your own discretion.
  1. If you make any mistakes, work as near to the drawing as possible.  Additional materials will not be supplied.
  1. Print your name and index number clearly on each piece of wood and assemble your work before handing it to the Supervisor.


Step 4

Candidates were required to fit the plywood into the rebates and screw the plywood in place.

The candidates were able to identify what they were to do.  However, most of them were unable to fit the plywood into the rebates.

Each candidate’s final workpiece was to have prepared 2 sides, prepared 2 ends, 2 screw holes, fixing of the two screws and fitness of joint.

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