Blog: Introduction to Fabrication
Make multiples of something, 5 or more. The objects must be a multi-process piece.
Step by step:
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.
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.
Used the band saw: it's really hard to get the perfect curve with it, so sanding afterwards was really important...
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...
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.
Using wood glue to put them together & final product.