Wood Working Skills- Int 2

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Wood Working Skills- Int 2 - Quiz

Woodwork is an art form. With wood carving, joinery, carpentry and woodturning, the possibilities really are endless with what you can achieve with a piece of wood. See how much you know about the practice in this quiz.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    A suitable choice of wood for a weather resistant front door would be:

    • A.

      Teak

    • B.

      Plywood

    • C.

      Birch

    • D.

      Chipboard

    Correct Answer
    A. Teak
    Explanation
    Teak is a suitable choice of wood for a weather-resistant front door because it is known for its natural durability and resistance to weathering. Teak wood contains natural oils and rubber that make it highly resistant to moisture, rot, and insect damage. These properties make teak a popular choice for outdoor furniture and marine applications. Additionally, teak has a beautiful appearance and can withstand extreme temperature fluctuations, making it an ideal choice for a front door that is exposed to various weather conditions.

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  • 2. 

    A suitable choice for the backing panel of a picture frame would be:

    • A.

      Mahogany

    • B.

      Block board

    • C.

      Thin Hardboard

    • D.

      Thermoplastic

    Correct Answer
    C. Thin Hardboard
    Explanation
    Thin hardboard is a suitable choice for the backing panel of a picture frame because it is a lightweight and durable material. It provides a smooth and flat surface for the picture to be mounted on, ensuring that it stays in place and is protected. Thin hardboard is also easy to cut and shape, making it convenient for framing purposes. Additionally, it is resistant to moisture and warping, which helps to preserve the integrity of the picture over time.

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  • 3. 

    Flooring joists could be made from:

    • A.

      Bamboo

    • B.

      Red or white pine

    • C.

      Oak

    • D.

      Plywood

    Correct Answer
    B. Red or white pine
    Explanation
    Red or white pine is a suitable material for making flooring joists because it is a durable and strong wood. It has the ability to support heavy loads and withstand the pressure and stress that comes with regular foot traffic. Additionally, red or white pine is readily available and cost-effective compared to other options like oak or bamboo. Plywood, although a versatile material, is typically not used for flooring joists as it lacks the necessary strength and stability.

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  • 4. 

    Self assembly furniture such as the kind you would purchase at IKEA, is probably made of:

    • A.

      Gold

    • B.

      Brazillian Mahogany

    • C.

      Dowels

    • D.

      Veneered chipboard

    Correct Answer
    D. Veneered chipboard
    Explanation
    Self assembly furniture such as the kind you would purchase at IKEA is most likely made of veneered chipboard. Veneered chipboard is a cost-effective and commonly used material in the production of furniture. It consists of a core made of compressed wood chips or particles, which is then covered with a thin layer of veneer to give it a more attractive appearance. This combination of affordability and durability makes veneered chipboard a popular choice for self assembly furniture.

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  • 5. 

    Security board used to mark the perimeter of a building site is usually:

    • A.

      Sterling board

    • B.

      Lolly pop sticks

    • C.

      Plywood

    • D.

      Beech

    Correct Answer
    A. Sterling board
    Explanation
    Sterling board is commonly used as a security board to mark the perimeter of a building site. It is a type of engineered wood product that is strong and durable, making it suitable for outdoor use. Sterling board is often preferred over other options like lolly pop sticks, plywood, or beech because of its sturdiness and weather resistance. It provides a visible and secure barrier to prevent unauthorized access to the construction site, ensuring safety and security.

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  • 6. 

    A low-maintenance, weather proof bench could be made from:

    • A.

      Chipboard

    • B.

      Mahogany

    • C.

      Kit Kat wrappers

    • D.

      Plywood

    Correct Answer
    B. Mahogany
    Explanation
    Mahogany is a suitable material for making a low-maintenance, weatherproof bench. It is a hardwood known for its durability and resistance to rot, decay, and insect damage. Mahogany's natural oils and dense grain structure make it highly resistant to moisture and weather conditions, making it an ideal choice for outdoor furniture. Additionally, mahogany has a beautiful appearance and can be easily finished to enhance its natural beauty, making it a popular choice for furniture making.

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  • 7. 

    A solid-wood, yet low-cost piece of home furniture such as a bathroom cabinet is probably made from:

    • A.

      Pine

    • B.

      Cast Iron

    • C.

      Iroko

    • D.

      Birch

    Correct Answer
    A. Pine
    Explanation
    A solid-wood, low-cost piece of home furniture like a bathroom cabinet is likely made from pine. Pine is a commonly used wood for furniture due to its affordability and availability. It is a softwood that is easy to work with, making it suitable for mass production. Additionally, pine has a natural light color and straight grain, making it aesthetically pleasing for furniture. Its durability and resistance to decay also make it a practical choice for bathroom cabinets, which are exposed to moisture.

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  • 8. 

    Under floor lining should be made from

    • A.

      Chip board

    • B.

      Block board

    • C.

      Cheese

    • D.

      Thin chipboard

    Correct Answer
    D. Thin chipboard
    Explanation
    The under floor lining should be made from thin chipboard because it is a lightweight and durable material that can withstand the pressure and weight of the floor above it. It is also resistant to moisture, making it suitable for use in areas prone to dampness. Thin chipboard is easy to install and provides a smooth and even surface for the flooring to be laid on. It is a cost-effective option that provides good insulation and soundproofing properties.

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  • 9. 

    Identify the tool

    • A.

      Marking guage

    • B.

      Saw

    • C.

      Spanner

    Correct Answer
    A. Marking guage
    Explanation
    The given options are "Marking gauge," "Saw," and "Spanner." Out of these options, the correct answer is "Marking gauge." A marking gauge is a woodworking tool used for marking out lines parallel to the edge of a workpiece. It consists of a beam with a sharp point or spike at one end and a marking or cutting blade at the other end. This tool is commonly used in woodworking to accurately mark measurements and lines on the surface of the wood.

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  • 10. 

    Identify the tool

    • A.

      Try-Square

    • B.

      Plane

    • C.

      Bradawl

    Correct Answer
    A. Try-Square
    Explanation
    A try-square is a tool used in woodworking and carpentry to measure and mark right angles accurately. It consists of a wooden or metal handle and a metal blade that is perpendicular to the handle. The blade has markings that allow for precise measurements. This tool is commonly used to ensure that corners and edges are square and to check the accuracy of other tools and workpieces. A plane is a different tool used for shaping and smoothing wood surfaces, while a bradawl is a sharp-pointed tool used for making small holes or starting screws.

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  • 11. 

    Name the two techniques shown in the diagram:

    • A.

      Ant and Dec

    • B.

      Countersink and Pilot hole

    • C.

      Tap and Dye

    Correct Answer
    B. Countersink and Pilot hole
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Countersink and Pilot hole. Countersinking is a technique used to create a conical-shaped recess in a material, allowing the head of a screw to sit flush with or below the surface. A pilot hole, on the other hand, is a small hole drilled into a material before inserting a screw or nail, which helps prevent the material from splitting or cracking. Both techniques are commonly used in woodworking and metalworking to achieve a professional and secure finish.

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  • 12. 

    What is shown in the following diagram:

    • A.

      Marking out for Dowels

    • B.

      Mortise and tennon joint

    • C.

      Rebate Groove

    Correct Answer
    C. Rebate Groove
    Explanation
    The diagram shows a "Rebate Groove." A rebate groove is a type of groove or channel that is cut into a piece of wood to create a recess or step. This groove is commonly used in woodworking to join two pieces of wood together or to create a decorative feature. It can be used to house a panel or to create a joint with another piece of wood. The diagram likely shows the dimensions and markings for creating a rebate groove in a woodworking project.

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  • 13. 

    What tool is shown below:

    • A.

      Bevel edge chisel

    • B.

      Mortise chisel

    • C.

      Tennon saw

    Correct Answer
    B. Mortise chisel
    Explanation
    The tool shown below is a mortise chisel. A mortise chisel is a specialized chisel used for making square or rectangular holes, called mortises, in wood. It has a thick, sturdy blade with a beveled edge that allows for precise cutting and shaping of the mortise. The shape and design of the tool in the image closely resemble that of a mortise chisel, confirming it as the correct answer.

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  • 14. 

    Is this tool called a plow-plane?

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The tool in question is indeed called a plow-plane.

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  • 15. 

    Is this a manual router?

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The given answer "True" suggests that the device being referred to is indeed a manual router.

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  • 16. 

    Identify the tool:

    • A.

      Axe

    • B.

      Rebate plane

    • C.

      Plow plane

    Correct Answer
    B. Rebate plane
    Explanation
    A rebate plane is a woodworking tool used to create a rebate or rabbet, which is a rectangular groove or recess along the edge or end of a piece of wood. It is designed to remove material from the edge of the wood, allowing for the insertion of another piece of wood, such as a panel or frame. Unlike an axe, which is used for cutting or splitting wood, and a plow plane, which is used for making grooves along the grain of the wood, a rebate plane is specifically designed for creating rebates. Therefore, the correct tool in this case is a rebate plane.

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  • 17. 

    A  Jack plane is smaller than a smoothing plane?

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    A Jack plane is actually larger than a smoothing plane. The Jack plane is designed for rougher work and has a longer sole, whereas the smoothing plane is smaller and used for finer, more delicate work.

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  • 18. 

    What word comes after dowel to describe the process below:

    • A.

      Jig

    • B.

      Dance

    • C.

      Reel

    Correct Answer
    A. Jig
    Explanation
    The word "jig" is used to describe a process in which a specific tool or device called a jig is used to guide and control the movement or operation of another tool or workpiece. This process is commonly used in woodworking, metalworking, and other crafts to ensure accuracy and consistency in the final product.

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  • 19. 

    Is there such a technique as dovetail nailing?

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Dovetail nailing is a woodworking technique that involves joining two pieces of wood together using dovetail joints and nails. The dovetail joint creates a strong and durable connection between the pieces of wood, ensuring that they stay securely in place. This technique is commonly used in furniture making and other woodworking projects to create sturdy and visually appealing structures. Therefore, the statement that there is such a technique as dovetail nailing is true.

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  • 20. 

    In terms of general properties mahogany is:

    • A.

      Cheap and flimsy

    • B.

      A soft wood

    • C.

      Strong and expensive

    • D.

      Easily available

    Correct Answer
    C. Strong and expensive
    Explanation
    Mahogany is known for its strength and durability, making it a popular choice for furniture and other high-quality wooden products. It is also considered a luxurious and expensive wood due to its scarcity and the time it takes for the tree to mature. Its strength and high cost make it a sought-after material for those looking for long-lasting and high-quality wooden items.

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  • 21. 

    In terms of general properties block-board is:

    • A.

      A man-made board

    • B.

      Easy to cut, shape and work with

    • C.

      Weather resistant

    Correct Answer
    A. A man-made board
    Explanation
    Block-board is a man-made board that is easy to cut, shape, and work with. It is also weather resistant, making it suitable for outdoor applications. Man-made boards are manufactured by binding together wood fibers or particles with adhesives, resulting in a strong and versatile material. Block-board, specifically, is made by sandwiching a core of softwood strips between two layers of hardwood veneer. This construction gives block-board its characteristic strength and stability. Overall, block-board is a popular choice in construction and furniture-making due to its ease of use and durability.

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  • 22. 

    Chipboard is:

    • A.

      An expensive hardwood board

    • B.

      A cheap man-made board

    • C.

      Something you would order at a fish and chip shop

    Correct Answer
    B. A cheap man-made board
    Explanation
    Chipboard is a cheap man-made board. It is commonly used in construction and furniture making as a cost-effective alternative to solid wood. Chipboard is made by compressing and bonding wood particles or chips together with adhesives. It has a uniform texture and is often used for shelves, cabinets, and other structural components. Unlike expensive hardwood boards, chipboard is more affordable and readily available, making it a popular choice in many industries.

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  • 23. 

    Veneered chipboard has the following properties:

    • A.

      Cheap with an attractive finish

    • B.

      An easy softwood to work with

    • C.

      Tough and weather resistant

    Correct Answer
    A. Cheap with an attractive finish
    Explanation
    Veneered chipboard is a cost-effective option as it is relatively inexpensive compared to solid wood or other alternatives. Additionally, it offers an attractive finish due to the thin layer of wood veneer that is applied to the surface. This veneer can mimic the appearance of more expensive solid wood, giving it a visually appealing look.

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  • 24. 

    Pine wood is:

    • A.

      Relatively cheap and easy to work with

    • B.

      A rare expensive, protected hard-wood

    • C.

      A man-made board

    Correct Answer
    A. Relatively cheap and easy to work with
    Explanation
    Pine wood is relatively cheap and easy to work with compared to other types of wood. It is a popular choice for construction and furniture making due to its affordability and versatility. Its softness and straight grain make it easy to cut, shape, and join. Additionally, pine wood is readily available, making it a cost-effective option for many projects.

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  • 25. 

    Plywood usually has the following characteristics:

    • A.

      An expensive wood with an attractive finish

    • B.

      A thin, strong, man-made timber source

    • C.

      A good hard-wood, suitable for the lathe

    Correct Answer
    B. A thin, strong, man-made timber source
    Explanation
    Plywood is a type of wood panel made by gluing thin layers of wood veneer together. It is known for being thin, yet strong, which makes it a popular choice for various construction and furniture applications. Plywood is also considered a man-made timber source as it is manufactured rather than being a natural solid wood. This answer correctly describes the key characteristics of plywood.

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  • 26. 

    Hardboard is:

    • A.

      An expensive, strong wood

    • B.

      A cheap, commonly used man-made board

    • C.

      An attractive wood, used for high quality furnature

    Correct Answer
    B. A cheap, commonly used man-made board
    Explanation
    Hardboard is a cheap, commonly used man-made board. This means that it is not made from natural wood, but rather from processed wood fibers or particles that are bonded together. Hardboard is often used as a construction material or as a base for veneers, laminates, or paints. It is known for its affordability and versatility, making it a popular choice in various applications such as furniture, cabinetry, and flooring.

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