​Woodwork Technology & Practice




Book description

This book was ​written to help students acquire skills in wood workshop organization, requisite knowledge in basic woodwork practices​ and to meet the demands of decision making in wood selection, preparation, joinery and products finishing. The book also satisfy the requirements of wood manufacturing technologies and basic woodwork practices taught in college, monotechnic, polytechnic and University curricula. The book extensively explored the following three cardinal areas of woodwork technology; Wood handling and wood workshop set-up,Tools and machinery description and utilization, as well Woodwork practices and skills.

The author believed that this book will acquaint the users with relevant information guided by triangular principles of workshop layout that predisposes their decisions on setting up and running functional wood workshop. Also, in order to appreciate the fascinating world of wood and its amazing engineering properties, effective workshop management, proficient machinery use and effective tool handling ability in operation are required which are available in this book.

​Table of content

SECTION 1        LOG HANDLING & WORKSHOP SETTING... 1

CHAPTER 1    Log Harvest and Handling.. 2     N399.00  ($1)

Introduction  2

Forest management 2

Log harvest and transport 3

Log yard activities. 7

Log handling at the mill yard.. 10

Log conversion process (sawmilling) 10

Wood and lumber drying.. 23

Wood deterioration and preservation. 29

Wood product creation. 34

CHAPTER 2     Workshop Setup and Organization.. 42     N399.00  ($1)

Introduction  42

Wood workshop layout 42

Choice of workshop layout 43

Considerations for setting up wood workshop.. 44

SECTION 2    WOODWORKING TOOLS & MACHINERY.. 51

CHAPTER 3     Wood Working Tools.. 52     N399.00  ($1)

Introduction  52

Log handling tools. 52

Wood working tools. 57

Handheld manual wood working tools. 58

Layout and measuring tools. 79

Handheld power tools for wood working.. 86

Wood turning and carving tools. 90

Wood finishing tools. 94

Tool maintenance. 94

Wood fasteners. 101

Adhesives used in wood bonding.. 108

CHAPTER 4     Wood Working Machinery.. 111     N399.00  ($1)

Introduction  111

Sawmilling     112

Log handling activities and machinery. 112

Primary log conversion activities and machines. 115

Secondary log conversion activities and machines. 127

Lumber processing machines. 136

SECTION 3      WOODWORK PRACTICES.. 145

CHAPTER 5     Wood Cutting and Cutter Edges.. 146     N399.00  ($1)

Introduction  146

Wood cutting.. 146

Rip cutting/sawing.. 146

Cross cutting.. 147

Combined rip/cross cutting.. 149

End grain cutting.. 150

Cutting edges and heads. 150

Cutter blocks/head.. 150

Saw blades  152

Cutter chain. 165

Cutter knife  166

Cutting edge materials. 167

CHAPTER 6      Wood Selection and Preparation.. 169     N399.00  ($1)

Introduction  169

Wood selection processes and benefits. 169

Choice of wood.. 170

Wood serviceability. 174

Characteristics of some common exotic hardwoods. 175

Characteristics of some common exotic softwoods. 181

Characteristics of some common African domestic hardwoods. 184

Wood preparation. 191

Wood layout and marking.. 191

Wood sawing.. 192

Wood turning.. 192

Wood planing.. 199

Wood drilling.. 200

CHAPTER 7    Wood Cabinetry.. 203     N399.00  ($1)

Introduction  203

Wood joinery. 203

Types of wood joinery. 204

Types of wood joint 204

Carcass wood joints. 205

Frame joints. 207

Wood joiner elements. 212

Mechanical joiners. 212

Chemical/adhesive bonding in wood.. 215

Wood carving.. 218

CHAPTER 8      Wood Products Finishing.. 220     N399.00  ($1)

Introduction  220

Wood scraping and sanding.. 220

Wood scraping.. 220

Wood sanding.. 221

Surface filling.. 226

Wood finishing.. 227

Priming and top coating.. 234

Oiling/waxing.. 235

Wood painting.. 235

Chapter 9     Outlook on Nigeria Wood Industry.. 239     N399.00  ($1)

Introduction  239

Wood industry sectors. 239

Timber wood in Nigeria. 241

Appendix                 Quantities for measurement 242

Practice questions. 245

Bibliography. 246

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