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CRAF8001 - Joinery - Curvilinear Joinery

Title:Joinery - Curvilinear Joinery
Long Title:Joinery - Curvilinear Joinery
Module Code:CRAF8001
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:Advanced
Field of Study: Craft
Valid From: Semester 1 - 2015/16 ( September 2015 )
Module Delivered in 1 programme(s)
Module Coordinator: MICHAEL HOURIHAN
Module Author: THOMAS MURRAY
Module Description: This module introduces students to the process of setting out, machining, jointing, repair and assembly of curve on curve joinery.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Identify correct jointing methods for fitting to curve on curve components.
LO2 Prepare working drawings incorporating jointing methods and moulding detailing.
LO3 Measure and outline material shape and size requirements for the curved sections.
LO4 Develop patterns/templates to accurately set out curvilinear jointing details.
LO5 Execute to a high finish and tolerance the shaping, assembly and fitting requirements.
LO6 Apply safe working practices with tools and machinery during all workshop operations.
Pre-requisite learning
Module Recommendations
This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is strongly recommended before enrolment in this module. You may enrol in this module if you have not acquired the recommended learning but you will have considerable difficulty in passing (i.e. achieving the learning outcomes of) the module. While the prior learning is expressed as named CIT module(s) it also allows for learning (in another module or modules) which is equivalent to the learning specified in the named module(s).
No recommendations listed
Incompatible Modules
These are modules which have learning outcomes that are too similar to the learning outcomes of this module. You may not earn additional credit for the same learning and therefore you may not enrol in this module if you have successfully completed any modules in the incompatible list.
No incompatible modules listed
Co-requisite Modules
No Co-requisite modules listed

This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is mandatory before enrolment in this module is allowed. You may not enrol on this module if you have not acquired the learning specified in this section.

No requirements listed
No Co Requisites listed

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Workshop Practice
Conduct a Risk Assessment and use safe working practice in relation to tool and machine operation ( portable circular saw, chop saw).
Marking out, sawing. Machining (moulding and rebating) curved on curved material, bolting and dowelling, morticing, chiselling fitting, assembly and finishing.
Natural softwood and hardwood PAO manufactured boards laminates, glues and bolts.
Hammer headed keys,laminating wreathed string,shaping wreathed handrail, avoidance of short grain and splitting.
Setting Out
Preparation of working drawing and setting out boards in accordance with building regulations. Transferring joint detailing to materials.
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work100.00%
Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Practical/Skills Evaluation To develop, set out and make a wreathed handrail. 1,2,4,6 40.0 Week 5
Project Design, set out and make a curvilinear joinery piece suitable for external or internal.Students are required to submit a supporting brief showing the progression through the steps of design, research, concept design and make. 2,4,5,6 60.0 Week 13
No End of Module Formal Examination
Reassessment Requirement
Coursework Only
This module is reassessed solely on the basis of re-submitted coursework. There is no repeat written examination.

The institute reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment


Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lab Practical skills and geometric application 6.0 Every Week 6.00
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Revision/review of module content 1.0 Every Week 1.00
Total Hours 7.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 6.00
This module has no Part Time workload.

Module Resources

Recommended Book Resources
  • B. Porter & C. Tooke 2007, Carpentry & Joinery, Volume 3, 3rd Ed., Elsevier Butterworth-Heinemann
  • Les Goring,, Manual of First and Second Fixing Carpentry, Third Edition, Elsevier Butterworth-Heinemann. [ISBN: 9781856177689]
Supplementary Book Resources
  • George Collings, Roger Holmes (Editor), Karl Shumaker (Illustrator), Circular Work in Carpentry and Joinery, Linden Publishing [ISBN: 0-941936-22 -8]
This module does not have any article/paper resources
Other Resources
  • http://www.hse.co.uk: Health and Safety
  • http://www.hsa.ie: Health and Safety

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CR_ECTWB_7 Bachelor of Science in Craft Technology (Wood) with Business 5 Mandatory

Cork Institute of Technology
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