Technology Post #4: Box Update

Hey guys. I’ve made a lot of progress since I last posted. I recently glued all my pieces together. After I did this I sanded my whole box down on the belt sander to give it smooth sides and sharp edges. Here is a picture of that machine:

I have also completed the next step. This step is routing my box so it looks nice, and then cutting the top off. Here is a picture of what my box currently looks like:

The next step for my project is to sand the two pieces that I have right now because when I cut the top off some of the sides got uneven again. After I do some more sanding I will be ready to stain the wood and put some of the finishing touches on my box. I will be posting again very some with an update, bye!

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.

Happy New Year

Happy New Year everybody. I had a great New Years eve and I hope that you did too. I went to Popojito, the new Mexican restaurant in Scarsdale village. I highly recommend it to anyone who enjoys Mexican food. When I got home my family and I enjoyed an ice-cream pie, that my dad made. It was a layer of chocolate ice-cream on the bottom, Reese’s peanut butter cups in the middle, vanilla ice-cream on top of that, on topped off with chocolate sauce. My New Years resolutions for the blog are to post a ton of jokes, keep posting my writing, and other important things that I would like to post. To me though, the most important thing is that you enjoy my posts, and they either give you a laugh, give you something to think about, or inspire you. I hope you have an amazing 2018, and I will be posting soon, bye.

New York Philharmonic

Like I said in my last post, I was going to the New York Philharmonic. I went yesterday and I have a lot of things to say about it. First of, the New York philharmonic was at David Geffen Hall, in the Lincoln Memorial Center. It was beautiful from the outside, almost like a show of its own. The program for the night was three songs. Their names were Overture Of The Bartered Bride, Piano Concerto No. 2, and Pictures in an Exhibition. Overture Of The Bartered Bride was a very fast piece the lasted only seven minutes, the shortest of all of them. The next one, Piano Concerto No. 2 was the in the middle, lasting twenty-eight minutes. The piece was more clam. The last piece, Pictures In An Exhibition was the longest, lasting thirty-two minutes. This was the piece that I liked the most, and it is also my dads favorite. The composer of the piece, Modest Musorgsky, was walking through his friends exhibition of paintings, and he loved the exhibition so much, that for the next twenty days he wrote a composition about it. The composition begins with him walking to one of the paintings, which was the repeated part in the song. When he was at each painting their was different music. If the painting was happy, the music would be high pitched. If it was sad or angry, it would be deeper. When he walked to the next pictures though, it wasn’t always exactly the same. This depended on if he liked the painting or not. After ten paintings their was a grand ending , followed by minutes of applause. The composition then made me think. It showed me that in life, we change things about our self that we don’t like, like the different feelings about the paintings changing the tone of the composition. You should always be yourself though, like the repeating parts in the composition. I will now think about this composition more often, and see how I can be more like it, and maybe after reading this, you will too. I will be posting some, bye. Click here to hear Pictures From An Exhibition.  

Excerpt from: Both Of Us Feeling Lost

This is a piece from a personal narrative that I wrote:

I could sense bad as soon as my dad told me to get my brother and sister into the living room. Usually when we had these gathering in the living room, it was to talk about good news, or bad news. The only hint to knowing which one was that he and my mother had just been at the hospital for about three hours. Before they left they told us that they were just visiting Saba.  I shed a sniffle, then made my way upstairs. I knew the rest of the story; I knew it all to well.

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Favorite sax player

Since I play the saxophone I feel like I should have a favorite saxophone player. His name is Clarence Clemons. Even though he is dead, he is still my favorite. He was in a band called the E Street Band. I found my love for him because my dad loves the band, and we even went to a concert once. I wish Clarence was there, but his son Jack took his place in the band when he died. His nickname was “The big man” and he is most famous for his solos on the song Born to Run. Since that is what he is most famous for that is what I am going to show you. Here is a video from a concert. That’s him playing the whole video.