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 Woodwork Paper 3, Nov/Dec 2013
 Questions: 1 2 3 4 Main
Weakness/Remedies
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QUESTION 1

Question 1:

1. Name four safety equipment required in a workshop.
2. State two safety precautions for preventing ‘kick back’ on the circular saw.
3. Sketch a marking gauge and label the following parts:

1. thumb screw;
2. spur;
3. brass plate.
1. (i)         Name three parts of the surface planer.

(ii)        name one safety device used on the surface planer.

OBSERVATION

Most candidates were able to:

-           name safety equipment required in a workshop;
-           state the safety precautions for preventing kick-back on the circular saw;
-           sketch a marking gauge.

However, they were unable to:

-           label the given parts of a marking gauge;
-           name parts of the surface planer;
-           name the safety device used on the surface planer.

The expected response to question 1 is as given below:

• Workshop safety equipment:

-           first aid box
-           fire extinguishers
-           apron
-           fire hydrant
-           fire alarm
-           gloves
-           sand buckets
-           bowl of water and soap
-           ear plugs or ear muffs
-           nose guard
-           goggle
(b)       Safety precautions to prevent kick back

-           feed stock slowly
-           do not keep saw running in the stock without feeding in
-           do not use dull (blunt) saw
-           a riving knife should be set in place
-           use push stick
-           use saw with a good set
-           hold stock firmly

(c)        Sketch of marking gauge

(d)       (i)         Parts of the surface planer

-           front table
-           back table
-           cutter block
-           switch
-           fence
-           guard
-           fence clamp
-           motor
-           lever
-           hand screw
-           body/frame.

(ii)        Safety device used on the surface planer

• push block
• bridge guard
• fence.
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