Blog: Introduction to Fabrication

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Tutor: Ben

WEEK 2

 
 

Part I: 

Make multiples of something, 5 or more. The objects must be a multi-process piece.

 

Finish product:

 
 
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Step by step:

 
 
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The plan was to make 5 phone holders, where there's a place (little gap) for placing the connecting wire. So there should be 3 pieces for one holder: two bigger main pieces and one middle small part. I drew the sketch and did some calculation: I will be needing a 3.18 inch x 4.96 inch wood block, and it should be at least 13.4 inch long.

 
 
 
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However there's not a such big wood block sold. So I bought a flat board, and cut it into 4: then I glued and sanded them into one bigger chunk. The plan was to make them into desired shape in cross section, and cut them out like steaks.

 
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Used the band saw: it's really hard to get the perfect curve with it, so sanding afterwards was really important...

 
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Steak-cutting time. Some layers detached, I guess that was because of some unglued areas on the wood board series. Would have to glue them again. And a lot of more sanding...

 
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I used the rotary sander for the little round curves inside. And the sanding machine. Lots of dust... 

When I was sanding the very last little part, it dropped into the gap of the sanding machine, and broke the whole sanding track. :(

Important lesson: do not put something too tiny onto the sanding machine.

 
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Using wood glue to put them together & final product.