DT Process Journal Jan 10th 2011 / Jan 14th 2011 -‐ Marking the photoframe Today we went to the workshop to create our product! I put on the apron to keep my body clean from dust and wore hard shoes to protect my feet from sharp tools. I then checked the cad drawing to get the proper wood to mark. I picked the height of 18mm pine and marked the waterdrop shape of the photoframe on it. I erased over time to get the natural shape of the waterdrop. In addition, I made the waterdrop thicker for putting the rebate joint in it. -‐ Drilling holes on the wood First of all, I drilled four holes at the top, bottom, left and right side of the inner waterdrop part (See figure 1). Before working on drilling, I wore the apron and the goggles to keep my eye and body protected from dust and machine. These holes made me possible to cut the inner part out. I adjusted the height of the drill so it could dig the wood well. After the machine was turned on, I slowly pulled the handle down. I should take time while using this machine to make the drill perfectly dig the hole on the wood. Figure 1: I was using to drill the holes on the wood. In the photograph, I was grabbing the handle to make the drill get through the wood. (It looks like I grabbing the drill due to the angle but actually I am grabbing the handle).
-‐ Cutting the Photoframe Secondly, after four holes were drilled on the wood, I stick the wood to the bench vice at the right angle that I could easily cut the curved part using a coping saw. I then started to cut the inner section with a coping saw (See figure 2). The coping saw was often used to cut the curved part. I first pushed the coping saw with my shoulder and took the blade out. I put the blade into one hole and cut. Because the coping saw was very hard to control, there were too many bumpy spaces on the wood. Next class, I had to file and make the surface smooth. Figure 2: I was using a coping saw to cut inner photoframe part. I put one hand on the wood to control the coping saw in a better way. -‐ Learner Profile Today I was a communicator. As I was cutting with the coping saw, I had problem with taking out the blade. I asked Mr. Anderson’s help on that so I could move to the next process. In addition, I should work with the coping saw three times more, so this would remove the troubles that may happen in the future. -‐ Emotion I was satisfied with today’s process. I first worried about cutting the curved line but I successfully cut the water drop photoframe. In addition, the trimming was very easy to do with the pedestal drill. The machines I used today were what I had already worked with so I didn’t have any troubles with machines.