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Thu, Feb 29


St. Lawrence College (Room 02350)

Skills Competition 2024 - Cabinetmaking

provide competitors with the opportunity to demonstrate, through practical application, their skills and knowledge in the industry relevant to: Cabinetmaking Woodworking

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Skills Competition 2024 - Cabinetmaking
Skills Competition 2024 - Cabinetmaking

Time & Location

Feb 29, 2024, 9:00 a.m. – 7:30 p.m. EST

St. Lawrence College (Room 02350), 100 Portsmouth Ave, Kingston, ON K7L 5A6, Canada


Limestone Skills Competition Chair:  Jeff Birchard

Limestone Skills Competition Judges: Queen’s Teacher Candidate  - Stefan Ferraro

Queen’s Teacher Candidate  - Maxime Fillion

Location:  St Lawrence CollegeConstruction Shop - Room 02350

9:00am - 9:30am          Competitor Registration & Welcome

9:30am - 12:30pm          Competition

12:30pm - 1:00pm          Lunch

1:00pm - 3:30pm          Competition

3:30pm - 4:00pm          Clean up

4:00pm - 5:00pm          Pizza & Results Submitted

5:30pm - 6:30pm          Awards

6:30pm - 7:30pm          Open House & Collect Projects/Tools

Purpose of the Contest:

To provide competitors with the opportunity to demonstrate, through practical application, their skills and knowledge in the industry relevant to:

  • Cabinetmaking
  • Woodworking

Skills and Knowledge to be tested:

Competitors will be challenged to produce a project using the mitre saw, table saw, jointer, router, drill press, bandsaw, in combination with bench work and while demonstrating a competency of measurement tools. The need for students to work safely will be a priority and students will be judged on safe work practices during all activities in this event. No Interviews are required at this competition

Practical  -  90%

  • Construction Shop Operations
  • Organization
  • Measuring and Cutting
  • Layout Procedures
  • Shaping and Sanding
  • Drill Press
  • Bench Work Procedures
  • Project Sequencing and Completion


  • P.P.E. required
  • Safe work procedures
  • Basic hazard awareness
  • Machine and Power Tool operation competency

Clothing Requirements:

The competitor must supply and wear the appropriate clothing and protective gear:

  • Safety eyewear (must include side shields) and hearing protection
  • Long pants and T-shirt (NO muscle shirts or long, oversized shirts)
  • No loose baggy clothing
  • No inappropriate slogans or messages
  • No jewelry
  • No school identification to be worn

** Please note: Failure to wear personal protective equipment in an appropriate manner will result in loss of marks.  More than one warning may result in a competitor being disqualified from the contest. Competition Chair and Judges will have final authority on matters of safety.

Equipment and Materials:

Provided by the Competitor:

****All tools must be in safe working order****

  • Safety glasses and Hearing protection
  • Tape measure
  • Pencils, Erasers
  • Square and Ruler
  • Wooden Mallet
  • #8, and #6 countersink bit
  • Robertson Screwdrivers and/or Driver Bit
  • Dowel Jig
  • ⅜” Plug Cutter (will also be supplied by Committee)
  • Flush Cut Saw
  • 2 – 2’ Quik Grip Wood Clamps or similar
  • Random Orbital or Palm Sander
  • Jig Saw
  • Cordless / Corded drill
  • Extension cord (properly maintained)

Contestants may bring other tools not listed but they must be approved by the Competition Chair in advance.

Please ensure that all tools the students are bringing are labeled with their names or are identifiable as to which school they belong to.

Provided by the Committee:

  • All stationary machinery
  • All Materials required to complete project

eg. -  wood, glue, screws, dowel, sandpaper, 5”sanding discs

Clean-up of the entire work area is mandatory for all competitors and will take place after the judged portion of the competition. ****No student will be excused until clean-up activities are complete.****


Judging Criteria

Evaluation Scoring

Compliance with occupational health and safety   10 %

Compliance with dimensional accuracy (Measurement)   40%

Compliance with dimensional accuracy (Workmanship)   40%

Completion of project   10%

Total: 100%

Project Scope:

  • TBA

Project Plans and an Exemplar:

  • Plans will be available on competition day.
  • Exemplar will be available to all before and during the competition.

A minimum score of 60% will be required to receive any ribbon or medal or to be eligible to advance to the Skills Ontario Regional Competition.

As the rules state, there are no ties. If the score is even after the contest closes. Competition Judges will have final authority of which contestant receives the gold medal. Instructions for student participation in the Regional Event will be given at this time.

Should you have any questions about this scope please contact the competition chair:

Jeff Birchard  -  Napanee District Secondary School

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