Technology Post #3: Box Update

Hey guys, recently I started to cut and sand my wood for my box. I used a saw to cut the wood which took a while, but it was pretty fun. It was hard to do it because the wood is pretty thick so it took a while and made you pretty tired. Once you cut through a piece of wood though it feels really good. Here is a picture of all of my wood cut out and my cardboard model from earlier:


The cardboard model helped me so I could see if my wood pieces were the right size. It was frustrating when I found that they weren’t the same size so then I had to sand the wood down so it became the right size. In the next couple of weeks I am going to glue the box together and stain it so it looks really good. I am also planning on putting hinges, a latch on the front, and felt inside the box like said before. Maybe I will also make something cool to go with the box, but I don’t know yet. I’ll be posting soon with more information, bye.

Tech 7 Post #2: Boxes

Hey guys, we have recently started to make our boxes in technology. We started with planning the dimensions of our box and what we want  it to be used from. The dimensions of my box are as follows: 5in. Tall, 5in. Wide, and 8.5in. Length. I want the box to be used to hold important personal items such as photos or momentous. I also want my box to have a latch on the back and hinges on the back. Lastly, I want my box to have felt in it so it looks nicer and for it to be stained. After we did this we stated to draw the pieces of our box on cardboard as a mock draft of the real wooden one. We used a scroll saw to cut the pieces of wood and then we taped the pieces of cardboard together to get my mock box. Ill be posting again soon about my book, bye!

Tech 7 Post #1: Safety

What is up guys. Recently in technology we learned about the safety in the tech room. There are many machines that were new to me that we didn’t use in technology last year. We learned some of the basic safety of the room like no running, and no distracting someone while they are working. We also learned the dangers of some of the machines in the room when we did an activity where we put different colored post it notes on different tools and machines depending on how dangerous we thought they were. The green post in, meaning not dangerous was put on things like tape, stools, and safety glasses. The yellow post it was put on the vises, and a couple other things. The orange post it was put on things like the saw, the drill press, and most of the other big machines. The pink post it was put on things like the ventilation system and the figure extinguisher. The safety is so important because some things in the room could be very dangerous and if we didn’t know how to use them correctly, we could get seriously hurt. I will be posting again soon.