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Carpentry (Code 252)


Carpentry is one of the oldest craft and has been in vogue from times immemorial. A good carpenter can always find gainful employment even in villages with poor purchasing power of the people.

The module is designed to train technicians for carpentry shop. The main purpose is to provide the basic working knowledge of the production of properties of different materials in the trade. Module will apprise the students of basics and applications of various tools, equipment, machinery and techniques used in manufacturing to facilitate shaping of raw materials into useful products or components.


After going through this course the student will be able to:
Identify and select the right type of wood for various applications.
Acquire required in the knowledge and practical skills in wood cutting, joining and other allied operations.
Acquire required in the trade knowledge and practical skills in engineering measurements.
Acquire experience in preventive and corrective maintenance of various cutting tools, machine tools and equipment.
Finish various jobs within specified time and resource limits, with proper measurements and evaluate them by appropriate methods and tools.

Job Oppurtunities

The pass-outs of this programme have ample scope for self employment as there is sufficient market demand for skilled carpenters in both urban and rural areas. They can also get wage employment with furniture makers.

Course duration

One Year

Scheme of study

Theory - 40%, Practical - 60%

Entry Qualification

Class 8th Pass

Scheme Of Examination

Maximum Weightage in Theory - 30%, Time 2 hours
Maximum Weightage in Practical - 70%, Time 3 hours
Passing Marks - 33% in aggrigate in Public Examination Secondary level or Grade 'E' as in independent vocational course or Grade 'G' when combined with academic stream.

Course Content

  1. Introduction to Carpentry:

    Need for the Work, Training, Relationship between timber, Tools and Carpentry.

  2. Timber:

    Origin Structure of Timber, Types of wood conversion of timber, Types of sawing, Timber sections, Defects in wood: Seasoning of timber, Preservation, Types of preservatives, Other types of timber.

  3. Carpentry Tools

    Classification of Tools, Measuring and Marking, Holding, Cutting, Grooving, Planing, Striking, Boring and Miscllaneous Tools, Care and maintenance of Tools, Precautions to be taken while using carpentry tools, Sharpening tools, Wood working machines, Wood working lathe, Wood sawing machine, etc.

  4. Basic Drawing and Calculations:
    • Drawing
      Instruments for drawing, Preliminary practice, Different methods, Orthographic drawing, Isometric drawing, Oblique drawing, Perspective drawing, Freehand drawing or sketching.
    • Calculations
      Need, Units of measurement, How to measure and calculate, Examples on Calculations.
  5. Types of Work and Working Procedure:

    Marking, Sawing, Planing, Chiselling, Boring, Striking, Checking, Sharpening.

  6. Joints in Carpentry work:

    Classification, Some associated terms, Lengthening/Widening Joints, Corner Joints, Framing Joints, Preparation of timber and making joint, Precautions in making a joint.

  7. Nails, Screws and Other Materials:

    Nails, Screws, Dowels, Bolts and Nuts, Glue; Types of Glue, (Casein Glue Animal Glue, Vegetables Glue, Synthetic resin).

  8. Finishing Work:

    Classification, Stains and Preservations, Wood filling, Polishing, Paints.

  9. Cost Estimation:

    Cost Components, Direct Costs, Indirect Costs, Total Cost and Cost Estimation.

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