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Making my box was such a fun project. Now that the quarter is over I no longer have tech. Here is what the box looked like in the end: Through the project I have used many tools including: scroll saw band saw palm sander belt sander And more… I also used many materials including: WOOD […]

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What I did in the final days of tech


My box is finished and I will make a blog post about the entire process but this post is about what I did since my last post.   After hinges I flocked. Here is how I flocked: Apply glue Make sure it is heavily applied to part of exposed wood Apply flocking Take a big […]

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4 Days Left😢


That includes today.   After doing my final coat of polycrilic I was able to use fine sand and steel wool.  That is just getting rid of pumps and making the polycrilic smooth. It makes it look bad but after I flock I will wax it to make it look shiny and nice. I was […]

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Lockdown and polycrilic


Yesterday I did 4/5 coats of polycrilic. That was done between lunch and class. Today in class I was going to do my final coat, but we had a lockdown drill! I will have to come at lunch to finish it.   To aptly polycrilic I use a paint brush and brush it everywhere that […]

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Stained at lunch!!!


In class today I didn’t end up doing any work on the box because there were to big lines to use tools and we were making a plan of the next 10 days.  That’s right. We only have 10 days left.   I was going to come at lunch anyways but it made lots of sense […]

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Top is off


Today I cut the top off. Now I will need to sand that edge a little. Then I can’t stain. Me (and Ms. Giroux) used the table saw to cut it. Look a little closer: I will have to sand that part down. I think I will be using a sanding board (sandpaper on a […]

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Done routing


I finished routing today. It is were you add a decorative edge to the box. Here is what it looks like now: But we received some bad news today: THERE IS ONLY 2 WEEKS LEFT! I may have to come at lunch to finish up.   I also learned how I will engrave my name […]

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Sanding after glue


So far this week, I have been sanding. This is to make all the edges perfect. First I used the belt sander. Then I used the the palm sander. Now I will be able to route the top. That gives it a decorative edge. After that I will be able to cut off the top. […]

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All glued❗️


That is the good news. The bad news is that now I have nothing to do the rest of the period, so its time for a blog post! Yesterday, when I saw my glued (sides, front & back) box it looked perfect! Well almost, some of the connections weren’t straight, but that was just needs […]

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Resolved the problem with gluing


When I cam in to day to fix the piece that dint glue, I turned out that there was the same problem with another section. I was able to fix it and it is now drying in the vise. here are the steps I used to fix it: Use the palm sander to  sand the […]

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