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Machine Woodworking – SS1, SS2 & SS3 Curriculum; Scheme of Work; Assessment Tests

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ASSURE Educational Services has put-together the scheme of work on Machine Woodworking  – SS1, SS2 and SS3 based on the National Curriculum and the syllabus of WAEC and NECO. All the topics highlighted in the National Curriculum and the syllabus of WAEC and NECO have been accommodated in our Scheme of Work.

End of term Assessment Tests in SS1, SS2 and SS3 alongside Overall Assessment Tests are available. Schools may adopt our scheme of work because of its simplicity and ease of monitoring of academic activities.

The Scheme of Work stated below is inexhaustible. Schools are encouraged to input weeks and periods of completion of topics in accordance with the academic calendar, number of students and available classes.

SS1 Machine Woodworking – 1st Term Scheme of Work

Class Term Main Topics Contents
SS1 1st Term 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.
Properties of timber (a) Characteristics of soft and hardwoods.
(b) Physical properties of common West African timbers.





SS1 Machine Woodworking – 2nd Term Scheme of Work

Class Term Main Topics Contents
SS1

2nd Term

Timber Processing (a)   conversion
(i) Concept of timber conversion.
(ii) Methods of timber conversion.
(iii) Common market sizes of timber.(b)   seasoning
(i) Concept of timber seasoning.
(ii) Reasons for seasoning timber.
(iii) Methods of seasoning timber, including advantages and disadvantages.

(c)   preservation
(i) Types and characteristics of timber preservatives.
(ii) Application of timber preservatives.

Timber defects Types – natural and artificial defects e.g. knots, shakes, splits, etc.
General wood machine shop safety
(a) General machine shop safety habits.
(b) Electrical and mechanical safety rules.




SS1 Machine Woodworking – 3rd Term Scheme of Work

Class Term Main Topics Contents
SS1 3rd Term 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).
Safety in the operations of woodworking machines Specific safety rules guiding the use of each woodworking machine.
Wood machine layout (a) Principles of machine shop layout.
(b) Flow diagram of a machine shop layout.





SS2 Machine Woodworking – 1st Term Scheme of Work

Class Term Main Topics Contents
SS2 1st Term Woodwork machines Parts, accessories, uses and maintenance of machines: cross cut saw, circular saw bench, surface planer, thicknesser, jig saw, sander, band saw, tenoner, mortiser, router, spindle moulder, lathe.
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.




SS2 Machine Woodworking – 2nd Term Scheme of Work

Class Term Main Topics Contents
SS2 2nd Term Business opportunities in machine woodworking (a) Identification of business opportunities in Machine Woodworking.
(b) Feasibility study of business opportunities in Machine Woodworking.
Funds sourcing Sources of funds – Personal, savings, bank loans, co-operative associations, thrifts, etc.
Operating and managing a wood machine Shop Setting up and managing a machine shop.





SS2 Machine Woodworking – 3rd Term Scheme of Work – Practicals

SS3 Machine Woodworking – 1st & 2nd Term Scheme of Work – Revision


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