Wood work deals with construction of wooden items.
It could be carpentry, joinery or furniture making.
Carpentry work includes making roofs, floors, partitions, form work in
Joinery is the fixing and fitting of wooden parts with joint to make
wooden structures such as doors, windows, stairs etc.
Furniture is the making of wooden articles such as tables, chairs used
at homes, wardrobes and offices.
The preparation of wood for woodwork involves the accurate use of
measuring tools and adequate knowledge of the “Metric Measurement”.
The reason is that all measuring tools are graduated in metric
unit,that is meters, centimeters, and millimeters etc.
METRIC RULES. The woodwork metric rules are as follows;
ii. Steel rule; The steel rule is available in stainless steel marked
in millimeters, centimeters, meters and inches.it is for measuring
iii. Outside calipers; Are used to measure outside diameter of
iv. Inside calipers; Are used to measure inside diameter of a circular objects.
Vi .A pair of dividers; This tool has two pointed edges.it is used for
drawing arcs and, transferring measurement from rules to the places of
Setting and Marking Out Tools
After measurement is completed ,the next process is setting and
marking out of different wooden parts.The tools used for those
operations are; Tee-square, Sliding bevel,.Mitre-square, Pair of
compass,Trammels,Marking knife, Marking gauge, Mortise gauge, Plum-bob