401 Cabinetmaking

Coordinator Ismo Pentinlehto and deputy coordinator Jukka Jussila from Tredu.

In the competition, a typical piece of furniture will be manufactured. The competitor must be able to use basic woodwork machinery and hand tools, as well as a CNC machine, appropriately and safely, and also schedule the various phases of the task. The finished product must be dimensionally accurate and meet all quality requirements as well as follow the schedule. The finished product should be fit for sale.

The competition products will be made from the materials available at the competition site in accordance with the drawings and instructions given. The competition is based on the requirements of the vocational qualification in crafts and design. The competition tasks are based on the requirements of the grade Excellent (K3) of this vocational qualification. Separate training can be provided for the competitors in programming and using a CNC machine.

Skill requirements (K3 level of the qualification, includes the skill requirements of task modules)

A successful competitor must master the basics of the vocational qualification in crafts and design:

  • machining, fitting, assembly and finishing tasks required in the furniture industry
  • basics of CNC programming
  • technical drawings and specifications
  • work safety
  • manufacturing a product
  • customer-oriented production
  • the basics of entrepreneurship and work ethics
  • the basics of sustainable development
  • ergonomics at work

Skill requirements:

  • reading drawings
  • drafting an assembly parts list
  • mastering the basic methods and structures in woodwork
  • material knowledge
  • mastering the basic tools and machines
  • hand tools and machines
  • the machining, fitting, assembly and finishing tasks required in the furniture industry
  • using and programming a CNC machine
  • work safety
  • the basics of furniture finishing
  • customer-oriented production

 

Skill description

Competition task structure and the main task module contents

  • In the competition, a typical piece of furniture will be manufactured. The competitor must be able to use basic woodwork machinery and hand tools, as well as a CNC machine, appropriately and safely, and also schedule the various phases of the task. The finished product must be dimensionally accurate and meet all quality requirements; the schedule must also be followed. The finished product should be fit for sale.
  • The final competition task for cabinetmaking is to manufacture a product in accordance with the instructions provided. The competitor draws an assembly parts list showing the sizes and quantity of the parts needed. From here, the work progresses to the various machining steps by a range of machines. In the end, the competitor finishes and assembles the product. The assessment criteria for this household product correlate with the skill level ”Excellent”, K3.

 

Competence requirements

  • reading drawings
  • drafting an assembly parts list
  • using basic tools and machines
  • using hand tools and machines
  • mastering woodworking machines
  • work safety
  • mastering the basic woodworking methods
  • the basics of furniture finishing
  • assembly
  • manufacturing a product fit for sale

 

Task duration and allotted time

The total time for completing the tasks is 20 hours. The time includes assignments and lunch breaks.

 

Main assessment criteria

Objectively measured areas, finishing and product functionality, joints and structures, mastering machines and tools, work safety, assembly parts lists as well as the use of materials and new parts.

The total number of points is 100. It is divided into the following modules:

  • Assembly parts list 10p
  • Mastering machines and tools 20p
  • Use of materials and new parts 5p
  • Work safety 15p
  • Joints and structures 10p
  • CNC programming 5p
  • Measurable objects 15p
  • Finishing and product functionality 20p

 

Assessment process description

  • Performed in accordance with the rules of the Taitaja competition.
    • The actual assessment objects are specified in the task assessment form.
    • Assessment is performed by 5 judges:
  • The main judge and four other woodworking professionals

 

Materials, machines, stages and competition area used in the competition

In addition to rough-machined preforms, the competitor may use the machines and tools in the competition site. The product is manufactured using traditional woodworking machines.

 

What the competitor must bring to the competition venue

The competitors must bring the basic cabinetmaking tools, work clothes and personal protection equipment.

 

Sample task and assessment as a whole

Assessment, see above

Previous final works can be examined at the Skills Finland website