Blog post #3 Box Project reflection

Making the cardboard model helped me because  I was able to see what my box would look like in real life, instead of just imaging it. It also helped me make sure all of my measurement were correct, so that I wouldn’t mess up on my real wood. I feel confident using each tool. I understand how to use a ruler. At first the saws were confusing but after one try I got the hang of it. I haven’t used the sanding boards yet, but I understand how they work. A challenge that I faced in measuring was two of my lines in my wood weren’t exactly the correct measurement, but I was able to fix it before cutting my wood. I found cutting the wood satisfying. It was really cool and easy, and I have never done it before. I found making my measurements particularly frustrating at first. I didn’t know what lengths I wanted in the beginning and how to calculate all of the sides. As I did it more I understood how to do it. In the next six weeks I will have to finish cutting my wood, sand the wood, and glue the box together. I am going to stain my box. I may add some sort of stamp to my box, with my initials or wood burn my box. I may also make a leather bracelet and engrave something on it. I will decide what I’m going to do when the time comes, and I know how much time I will have left.

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