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Unit 5B: Timber based materials

8552 Specialist material areas

 
5B

Inside the Unit...

Areas Covered

  • Lesson 1 Sources, origins and properties
  • Lesson 2 Working with timber based materials
  • Lesson 3 Commercial manufacturing, surface treatments and finishes
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  • Lesson 4 Assessment

There are 3 worksheets, 3 homework tasks, and an examination-style assessment test, each with answers included in this unit.

Summary

The processes involved in sourcing, converting and seasoning timber are covered in the first topic. This also covers sustainability and ethical issues, as well as the comparative advantages of manufactured boards and natural wood. The second lesson focuses on commercial stock forms, fittings and school based processing methods. Commercial processing techniques, surface treatments and finishes are covered in the final topic within the contexts of flat-pack furniture and wooden toys. Quality control techniques using go / no go gauges to check tolerances are also covered before a final assessment test using examination style questions.

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Inside the Unit...

  • Areas Covered

    • Lesson 1 Sources, origins and properties
    • Lesson 2 Working with timber based materials
    • Lesson 3 Commercial manufacturing, surface treatments and finishes
    • Download sample lesson below
    • Lesson 4 Assessment

    There are 3 worksheets, 3 homework tasks, and an examination-style assessment test, each with answers included in this unit.

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