This is a timed project: students are given 12 hours to fabricate cabinetry using drawings created for IrelandSkills preliminary competition. No glue is used so that the pieces can be taken apart. Eligible students of a high enough standard are sent forward for consideration to compete in the Skills Ireland National finals.
Half Sheet Table: students are asked to design and manufacture a table from a half sheet of Medium Density Fibreboard (MDF). Table must have a curved element and no mechanical fixings are allowed. Students design this table in the PF&JD module, manufacture the table in the BM&F2 module and apply a finish to the table in the Wood Finishing module. This project crosses three modules and different learning outcomes are assessed in the different modules.
Cornerstone Project: this project crosses four modules. Different learning outcomes are assessed in each module. In 201617 students made an artefact using old woodworking hand tools donated by Dr. Pat Quinn of Quinn Dressell Associates Canada - a graduate of the Bolton Street Tech and long serving member of the DIT Foundation. In 201718 students designed and fabricated lecturing podiums for use at important College events.