Module Details

Module Code: MODL C1G01
Module Title: Wood Craft and Model Making 1
Title: Wood Craft and Model Making 1
Module Level:: 6
Credits:: 5
Module Coordinator: Eoin Homan
Module Author:: Pascal Harte
Module Description: The aims of the subject are: 1. To provide with an introduction to understanding of wood craft and model making. 2. To provide an awareness and understanding of linear measurements. 3. To create an understanding of materials and their performance requirements. 4. To provide an understanding of materials, properties, functions and their interaction with modern construction techniques. 5. To provide an understanding of set site planning, organisation and safety and health
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
# Learning Outcome Description
LO1 To Identify the risks and hazards associated with the workplace and to State the causes and means of prevention of accidents in the workplace;
LO2 Describe the characteristics of hardwood and softwood, their source of supply and uses.
LO3 To Apply the metric system of linear measurement in the production of framing joints using the millimetre unit of measurement.
LO4 To Use hand tools for the preparation of timber in the production of framing joints
LO5 Describe the advantages and disadvantages in material and application of manufactured boards
LO6 Understand and apply scale rules and material selection in MODEL MAKING
Module Recommendations

This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is recommended before enrolment in this module.

No recommendations listed
Co-requisite Modules
No Co-requisite modules listed
Additional Requisite Information
No Co Requisites listed
Indicative Content
(1)Workplace Related Safety
Legislative responsibility and liability, (b) First Aid Equipment (c) Personal Protection Equipment (d) Safe Working Procedures (e) Safe Handling and Lifting, (f) On site risk assessments (g) Procedures for the management of hazardous substances, (h) Hazard identification.
(2) Toolkit and Sharpening
Identify and name the basic hand tools, State the function of each tool, Use a sharpening stone to hone and sharpen chisel and plane irons
(3) Introduction to Wood Craft
a) The characteristics of Softwoods used in Ireland b) The characteristics of Hardwoods used in Ireland c) Source of supply of Softwoods and Hardwoods d) Methods used in the conversion of trees e) Methods of seasoning timber f) Correct method for checking moisture content for timber used externally and internally g) Identify wood used in joinery and for structural purposes h) The process used in producing Manufactured Boards i) Identify where each type of Manufactured Board could be used.
(4) Wood Technology
(a) Mark out and manufacture the following framing joints 1) Cross, tee and dovetail halving 2) Tee and corner bridle 3) Mortice and tenon 4) Hunched mortice and tenon 4) Manufacture square and wedge frames containing framing joints
(5) Linear Measurement
(a) Define linear measurements and standard symbols, (b) Apply linear measurements in millimetres in the context of craft activities, (c) Metric system; base units; derived units; prefixes for multiples (d) Measuring equipment; rule, tape and digital meter
(6) Set Types
cloths, flats, open, representational.
(7) Model Making
a) Choosing the right materials for your model. Read the sections "Making your model" Colour and texture in models , the scale of model. Use materials that go together. Cardboard and paper, MDF and cork. b) Practical making of selected projects
Module Content & Assessment
Assessment Breakdown%
End of Module Formal Examination60.00%


Full Time

No Continuous Assessment
Assessment Type Project % of Total Mark 40
Timing n/a Learning Outcomes 1,2,3,4,5,6
Non-marked No
Assessment Description
A number of small module related projects, both practical and academic
No Practical
End of Module Formal Examination
Assessment Type Formal Exam % of Total Mark 60
Timing End-of-Semester Learning Outcomes 1,2,3,4,5
Non-marked No
Assessment Description
No Description
Reassessment Requirement
Repeat examination
Reassessment of this module will consist of a repeat examination. It is possible that there will also be a requirement to be reassessed in a coursework element.

SETU Carlow Campus reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment


Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Workload Category Contact Type Workload Description Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload Hours
Lecture Contact No Description 12 Weeks per Stage 2.00 24
Tutorial Contact No Description 12 Weeks per Stage 2.00 24
Estimated Learner Hours Non Contact No Description 12 Weeks per Stage 4.00 48
Total Weekly Contact Hours 4.00
Module Resources
Recommended Book Resources
  • hamlyn. hamlyn book of woodwoeking, 7th. [ISBN: 0-600-60352-0].
  • Mike Riley,Alison Cotgrave. (2014), Construction Technology 2: Industrial and Commercial Building, Red Globe Press, p.440, [ISBN: 9781137371690].
  • Mike Riley,Alison Cotgrave. (2018), Construction Technology 1: House Construction, Red Globe Press, p.373, [ISBN: 9781352001891].
  • Stephen Emmitt,Christopher A. Gorse. (2009), Barry's Introduction to Construction of Buildings, Wiley-Blackwell, p.728, [ISBN: 1-4051-1055-4].
  • Peter Brett. (2004), Carpentry and Joinery, Nelson Thornes, p.464, [ISBN: 9780748785025].
  • Peter Brett. (2005), Carpentry and Joinery, Nelson Thornes, p.496, [ISBN: 0748785019].
Supplementary Book Resources
  • Jack Stroud Foster,Raymond Harington. (1994), Structure and Fabric, Prentice Hall, p.248, [ISBN: 0582-21605-2].
  • Jack Stroud Foster. Structure and Fabric, [ISBN: 0582-21865-9].
This module does not have any article/paper resources
This module does not have any other resources
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