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Cabinetmaking and Millwork

Entry Level Assessment Blueprint

Specific Competencies and Skills Tested in this Assessment:

Written Assessment: 

Administration Time: 3 hours
Number of Questions: 183 

Areas Covered: 

9% Planning
8% Safety
25% Machines
10% Hand Tools
10% Wood/Stock Selection
15% Joinery
9% Assembly
14% Finishing

Sample Questions: 

Fires which involve energized electrical equipment should be fought with which one of the following classes of fire extinguishers? 

  1. Class A
  2. Class B
  3. Class C
  4. Class D 

Stock 1/8-inch thick may be run through the machine surface planer if it is 

  1. fed through on top of a thicker, wider and longer board
  2. treated with shellac to prevent splintering
  3. free of knots and nails
  4. glued with a doweled joint 

Pneumatic tools require periodic maintenance for cleaning and __________ of internal parts.

  1. Oiling
  2. Flushing with solvent
  3. Flushing with alcohol
  4. Watering

For assembling a 3/4-inch thick piece of wood to a 2-inch piece, a 3/8-inch deep countersink is specified; which of the following lengths of screws is recommended? 

  1. 1-1/4 inches long
  2. 1-1/2 inches long
  3. 1-3/4 inches long
  4. 2 inches long 

While applying inert fillers, the filler material should be thoroughly stirred every __________ minutes. 

  1. 5 – 10
  2. 10 – 15
  3. 20 – 25
  4. not at all