WAEC Syllabus for Machine Woodworking

WAEC Syllabus for Machine Woodworking. WAEC Syllabus for Machine Woodworking is available for all candidates who want to participate in the examination. The West African examination council (WAEC) has officially introduced a syllabus that will guide all the WAEC candidates who wish to write the WAEC examination this year. For a very successful WAEC Machine Woodworking examination for this year, you need to check out the available areas of concentration. It has been divided into sections with chapters, followed by the topics to be covered in preparation for the exams. In the WAEC Syllabus for Machine Woodworking, you will also see the format of how the WAEC Machine Woodworking questions will be presented. Jamb form 

There are always 3 sections to answer questions from. Paper 1 is objective, paper 2 is essay questions and paper 3 is practical section. Where paper one (1) carries 1 hour for 40 marks (2) carries 1 hour for 60 marks while paper three (3) carries 2 hours duration for 100 marks. WAEC Syllabus for Machine Woodworking

WAEC Syllabus for Machine Woodworking

This WAEC syllabus is for both the O’level WAEC and General Certificate Examination (GCE) candidates. Final year students in the senior secondary school level and external candidates are eligible to make use of this syllabus and prepare ahead of the examination. Dollar to Naira Rate

See the full detailed information concerning the WAEC Machine Woodworking Syllabus below.


There will be three papers, Papers 1, 2 and 3 all of which must be taken.

Papers 1 and 2 shall be a  composite paper to be taken at one sitting.

Paper 1:           will consist of forty multiple-choice objective questions all of which are to be answered in 1 hour for 40 marks.

Paper 2:           will consist of four short-structured questions.  Candidates will be required to answer any three in 1 hour for 60 marks.

Paper 3:           will consist of one practical question of 2 hours duration for 100 marks.

A list of materials for the test shall be made available to schools not less

than two weeks before the paper is taken for material procurement and relevant preparations.


The Council may consider testing candidates’ ability in practical work as prescribed in the syllabus in the event that materials for the actual practical test cannot be acquired.  For this alternative test there will be one question to be answered in 2 hours for 100 marks.


Theory Component

1. Tree growth, structure and types (a)    Common West African trees; characteristics and countries of origin.

(b)     Tree growth, growth process, tree parts and functions.

(c)      Wood structure: cross-section of a tree.

2 Properties of timber (a)      Characteristics of soft and hardwoods.

(b)       Physical properties of common West African timbers.

3 Timber Processing:

(a)   conversion

(b)   seasoning

(c)   preservation

(a)       Concept of timber conversion.

(b)       Methods of timber conversion.

(c)       Common market sizes of timber.

(d)        Concept of timber seasoning.

(e)        Reasons for seasoning timber.

(f)         Methods of seasoning timber, including advantages and disadvantages.

(g)         Types and characteristics of timber preservatives.

(h)         Application of timber preservatives.

4 Timber defects Types – natural and artificial defects e.g. knots, shakes, splits, etc.
5 General wood machine shop safety (a)       General machine shop safety habits.

(b)       Electrical and mechanical safety rules.

6 Safety equipment and devices in the wood machine shop Identification and uses of common machine shop safety equipment and devices (e.g. fire extinguisher, first aid box, sand bucket, etc).
7.  Safety in the operations of woodworking machines. Specific safety rules guiding the use of each woodworking machine.
8. Wood machine layout (a)      Principles of machine shop layout.

(b)      Flow diagram of a machine shop layout.

9. Woodwork machines Parts, accessories, uses and maintenance of machines: cross cut saw, circular saw bench, surface planer, thicknesser, jig saw, sander, band saw, tenoner, mortiser, router, spindle moulder, lathe.
10. Wood machining Machine operations involving crosscutting, ripping, grooving surface planing, shooting, chamfering, bevelling, tapering, sanding, curve cutting, mitre cutting, tenonning, turning, rebating, mortising, shaping, moulding.
11. Business opportunities in machine woodworking (a)    Identification of business opportunities in Machine         Woodworking.

(b)    Feasibility study of business opportunities in Machine          Woodworking.

12. Funds sourcing Sources of funds – Personal, savings, bank loans, co-operatve associations, thrifts, etc.
13. Operating and managing a wood machine Shop Setting up and managing a machine shop.

Practical Component

Practical activities will include:  Bevelling and tapering; Crosscutting; Grooving, Ripping; Mitring; Shooting, surface planning; thicknessing;  curve cutting; Moulding; Sanding; Turning; Mortising; tenonning;   Cleaning and lubricating machine parts Chamfering; and accessories



1. Radial Arm CROSS-CUTTING Mc 2
2. Circular Saw 2
3. Surface Planer 2
4. Thicknesser 2
5. Band Saw 2
6. Moticer (Hollow Square Chisel and Chain 2
7. Tenoner 2
8. Router 2
9. Spindle Moulder 2
10. Wood Turning Lathe 2
11. Orbital Sander 2
12. Veneering Press Npower Recruitment 2
13. Dimension Saw 2
14. Powered Saw 2
15. Jig Saw 2
16. Spraying Machine 2
17. Drill Press – Table Type 2
18. Drill Press – Standing Type 2
19. Cutter Grinding Machine 2
20. Saw Sharpening Machine 2


1. Circular Saw Blade (rip saw, cross ant saw, combination saw)        5 each
2. Mitre Gauge 2
3. Spray Gun 2
4. Morticing Attachments Various
5. Turning Chisels Various
6. Calipers (Outside and Inside) 5
7. Cutter Blocks and Cutters 5 each
8. Oil Can Waec Result 5
9. Spanners 5 sets
10. Drill Bits Various
11. Grinding Block 5
12. Grease Gun Waec Result 2
13. Band Saw Blades (6, 12, 18 and 25mm) 5
14. Mortising Chisels (6, 9, 12, 15, 18 and 25 mm)         5 each
15. Setting Pliers 5
16. Files (round, flat, triangular half round)         5 each
17. Gate saw set Waec Result 5



1. John R. Clayton Machine Woodworking Northwood Publication Ltd
2. J. A. Walton Woodwork in theory and practice (Metric Edition) Australasian Publishing Company (London)
3. D. M. Shaw Woodwork Design and Practice Hodder and Stoughton, London
4. H. E. King General Certificate Woodwork (3rd Edition) Harrap, London
5. D. N. Willacy Woodwork Book 1 and 2 Nelson, Lagos
6. Nurudeen et all Fundamentals of Woodworking Evans, Lagos
7. G. W. Brazier and N. A. Harris Woodwork Bungay, Richard City
8. J. Fierre and G. Hutchings Advanced Woodworking and Furniture Making
9. CESAC Woodwork for Senior Secondary Schools
10. J. N. K. Sackey Woodwork for Senior Secondary Schools Jamb form  Macmillan
11. Rom Pettit Woodwork Made Simple W. H. Allen and Co. Ltd. London.
12. John Strefford Guy McMurdo Woodwork Technology Schofield and Sims Ltd.
13. E. J. Wynter Woodwork Longman
14. Frank Hilton
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Craft Technology for Carpenters and Joiners
15. John L. Feirer and Gilbert R. Hutchings Carpentry and Building Construction Glencoe Publishing Company.

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