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Week three (cutting the pieces)

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Categories: 7th grade tech

Hello all,

This week I began to cut out all of the pieces  that I needed for my box. It was very fun and I am happy to share it with you guys. When I got my first plank of wood to use, I felt overwhelmed but excited for what was to come. Using a ruler, I was able to make out the dimensions of my length and with. To make straight long lines I used a T-square. They would be used for my top and my bottom. After an approval from Ms. Giroux, I was able to cut my pieces using a hand saw. To start I had to put the wood in the vice, then I carefully moved my saw back and forth until the whole piece was cut in two. I was very nervous that I would get in trouble because my pieces were crooked, but I was relived to hear that they can be sanded. A few days later, I cut out the front and the back, and right and the left side using the same process. Now, I can put my pieces together to make a box. Next step, sanding and then glueing. I am very excited for weeks to come.Bye 🙂

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First time working with wood!!

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Categories: 7th grade tech

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The other day, I worked with wood my first time. It was a really great experience and I cant wait to work with it again. To start the class I grabbed a large piece of wood and started to try to insert a small screw into the wood. From the start I noticed that the tip of the screw was not very sharp. Then I started to hit the screw like a nail. This worked for a little bit until I was told by Ms. Giroux not to hit it. When picked up a large screw, I knew that it would be easier to insert into the wood because it was much sharper than the smaller screw. When my screw wen t through the wood and hit the table I instantly knew that it was time for the vise to come into action. I inserted about two more big screws until my hands were numb. A few minutes later when I looked across they room, I saw my classmate Luke trying to split a piece of wood with screws. I asked if I could help,  and after he said yes, me, along with two other kids tried helplessly to split the wood in half. When the class period ended and we had not split the wood yet, we were devastated but happy with our effort. We hope to work on it another time. In the end, this experience has taught me to never give up on the thinks that you really want.

 

 

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