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Geometrical Drawing for Carpentry and Joinery

This new text provides comprehensive coverage of geometrical drawing for apprentices of Carpentry & Joinery.

· Devised specifically for Phases 4 & 6 of FÁS apprenticeships in Carpentry & Joinery
· Written in a clear and accessible style
· Over 250 detailed drawings throughout
· Each chapter provides sample questions and solutions to aid learning
· Will also complement the practical element of apprenticeships, and is a useful reference book for those already qualified in the trade
· Accompanied by a website for lecturers, which provides additional geometrical drawings in colour


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Publication Date

March 2009




Paperback, 176 pages

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Gill Education


1. Isometric projection
2. Projection of lines: true lengths
3. Auxiliary elevations and plans
4. Development of complete and truncated solids, rebatment of surfaces
5. Splayed work
6. Geometric construction of arches: soffit development, skew arches
7. Conic sections/conic development
8. Roof geometry: conventional roofs; pyramid roofs; roofs to bay windows;
turrets and domes; dormer roofs
9. Hand railing: ramps, knees and easings; wreaths, scrolls
10. Geometrical stairs/wreathed string
11. Loci
12. Louvre geometry
13. Mouldings: intersections, raking mouldings, moulding cutters
14. Interpenetration, intersections of solids
15. Intersecting vaults
16. Oblique solids
17. Constructions: enlarging and reducing, geometric planes, axonometric
projection, misc.
18. Solutions


245 x 175 mm


By John J. O'Connor

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John J. O’Connor lectures at the Institute of Technology, Tralee and has thirty years’ teaching experience in the area of geometrical drawing. He works as a Subject Matter Expert for the Curriculum Quality Assurance department of FÁS.

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