VCF 132 Surface Preparation and Finishing Techniques

Course Description: This course is designed to teach the students various ways to prepare timber surfaces ready for the application of finishing materials. It will also introduce commonly available finishing products and assist students to develop the fundamental skills needed to apply various surface coatings to timber products.

  • This Course also meets PLO #(s) ):3,5 of General Education Program
  • Prerequisite Courses: VCF 104
  • A. PROGRAM LEARNING OUTCOMES (PLOs):
    The student will be able to:

    1. Identify safety and occupational health requirements in the cabinet making/furniture making industry.
    2. Use specified hand and power tools competently in making products to given specifications.
    3. Demonstrate competence in complete production process from plans to final finishing.
    4. Interpret information from blue prints or drawings.
    5. Participate in the cabinet making/furniture making trade.

    B. STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES (SLOs) - GENERAL:
    The student will be able to:

    1. Identify and know what the defects in timber surfaces required for finishing.
    2. Select prepare and apply stopping to timber surfaces and demonstrate in repairing nail holes and defects.
    3. Identify and describe the use of scrapers, abrasive papers, steam irons and chisels in the repair of defects and surface blemishes.
    4. Identify and discuss and understand the properties of a range of timber finishing products.
    5. Demonstrate how to apply a range of clear finishes by various methods to suitably prepared timber surfaces.

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    I = Introduced
    D = Demonstrated
    M = Mastered

    C. STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES (SLOs)-SPECIFIC:
    The student will be able to:

    General SLO 1. Identify and know what the defects in timber surfaces required for finishing.


    Student Learning Outcomes

    Assessment Strategies

    1.1 Identify kinds of defects.

    Oral questioning Written tests Practical exercisers Active participation in group activity

    1.2 Ways of removing defects from a material to be used.

    General SLO 2. Select, prepare and apply stoppings to timber surfaces and demonstrate in repairing nail holes and defects


    Student Learning Outcomes

    Assessment Strategies

    2.1 Identify and name 3 stoppings used to fill nail holes and minor defects.

    Oral question
    Written tests
    Practical exercisers
    Active participation in group activity.

    2.2 Prepare 3 stopping’s commonly used.

    2.3 Apply 3 stoppings most commonly used.

    General SLO 3. Identify and describe the use of scrapers, abrasive papers, steam iron and chisels in the repair of defects and surface blemishes


    Student Learning Outcomes

    Assessment Strategies

    3.1 Identify silicon carbide, aluminum oxide, and garnet and glass paper.

    Oral question
    Written tests
    Practical Exercisers
    Active participation in group activity.

    3.2 Demonstrate the correct use of a timber scraper and chisel to remove blemishes.

    3.3 Explain the quality of surface finish required to achieve an acceptable final finish with stains and clear finishes.

    General SLO 4. Identify and discuss properties of a range of timber finishing products


    Student Learning Outcomes

    Assessment Strategies

    4.1 State the properties, advantages and disadvantages of: Varnish, lacquer and oil.

    Oral questioning
    Written assignment/test

    4.2 State the safety precautions to be taken with the finishes listed above.

    4.3 State the safety precautions to be taken with the finishes listed above.

    General SLO 5. Demonstrate how to apply a range of clear finishes by various methods to suitably prepared timber surfaces


    Student Learning Outcomes

    Assessment Strategies

    5.1 Test viscosity of product is suitable for brush application.

    Correct and accurate completion of each practical task performed to the standard/tolerance as specified in the assessment criteria.

    5.2 Apply product with brush ensuring the following: Use the correct pressure, apply coating in direction of grain, overlap each coat to obtain even coverage, remove air bubbles before coating dries and check ends and edges for runs and sags.

    D. COURSE CONTENTS

    1. Defects in timber surfaces required for finishing.
    2. Apply stopping to timber surfaces and repairing nail holes and defects.
    3. Use of scrapers, abrasive papers, steam irons and chisels in the repair of defects.
    4. Properties of a range of timber finishing products.
    5. Apply a range of clear finishes by various methods.

    E.METHODS OF INSTRUCTION
    Lectures, presentations, individual and group assignments, practical activities

    F. REQURIED TEXT(S) AND COURSE MATERIALS
    Escobar, C., Ivines, R., NCCER, (2003), Cabinet making, Trainee Guide, New York: Prentice Hall (or most recent edition).
    Class project materials
    Handout material
    Woodshop with proper tools and equipments

    G. REFERENCE MATERIALS
    Hardware and manufacturers manuals Press, T., (1992). Finishes and finishing techniques. The best of fine woodworking (or most recent edition).
    Brown, J., (2003). The Encyclopedia of Wood Working Techniques. New Jersey: Chartwell Books (or most recent edition).

    H. INSTRUCTIONAL COSTS
    None

    I. EVALUATION
    None

    J. CREDIT BY EXAMINATION
    None

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