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Woodworking key skills


Understanding where Timber comes from and how this can be sustainably sourced.
Learning about the different woodworking tools and the fundamental skills needed to progress in Product Design.

Example Key Words


A term used to describe the size of an object.

Wood Grain

A term used to describe the lines in timber caused by the growth rings of a tree.

Wood Knot

These are the hard dark patches in timber. These are caused by the branches of a tree.

Pillar Drill

An electric drill that allows for accurate and safe drill of a range of materials.

Tenson Saw

A wood saw that is used to cut straight lines.


This is a sharp tool used for shaping wood or removing waste wood.

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