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Getting Ready to Study Carpentry, Joinery or Furniture at College

The ‘Getting Ready’ list below gives you resources and activities you can use to get ready for when your course starts at Colchester Institute in September. We have picked mostly resources and activities you can access on-line and we have some suggestions too of other resources in the ‘Going Further’ section.


Getting Ready to study Carpentry, Joinery and Furniture at Colchester Institute
A link which can be used to purchase the L1 and L2 course text books for Carpentry and joinery – there is also an E-Text book too.https://www.hoddereducation.co.uk/


The original book from which all City and Guilds  Furniture Making exams were setThe Technique of Furniture Making by Ernest Joyce and revised by Alan Peters
Health and Safety Study – this will aid the passing of an on-line examinationUnit 201
Health and Safety Executive – become familiar with this website for H&S guidance.https://www.hse.gov.uk/
Principles of Building Study – this will aid the passing of an on-line examinationUnit 101
Timber preparationhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cl5Srx-Ru_U
Grain of timberhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NZqYh-6c0m8
Sharpening and setting a planehttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gE4yVgdVW7s
Ripping timberhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S_2vh8WPgeM
Crosscutting timberhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3O8DIi2HfKM
Chopping a morticehttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q_NXq7_TILA
Cutting a mortise and tenonhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aBodzmUGtdw
Cutting dovetailshttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OCYjoj6cfno
Wood properties and useshttps://clickv.ie/w/wXCm
 The Preparation of Wood – FEWTELhttps://clickv.ie/w/MXCm


Going Further to study Carpentry, Joinery or Furniture at Colchester Institute
ClickView Online videos for work readiness:


https://clickv.ie/w/VVCm – Learning for work

https://clickv.ie/w/-VCm – Planning and organising

https://clickv.ie/w/hWCm – Self Management

https://clickv.ie/w/lWCm – Teamwork

https://clickv.ie/w/nWCm – Communication

https://clickv.ie/w/oWCm – Problem solving

https://clickv.ie/w/TYCm – Fitting a mortice lock