DT Process Journal Jan 21th 2011 -‐ Trimming the photoframe Today, as same as every workshop, 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 started to trim both of the outside and the inside of the photoframe. At first, I used a flat head file to trim the inner part of the photoframe (See figure 1). As I cut it using a coping saw, the surface was very rough. I should remove those sharp edges then began working with a pedestal drill because this was more effective in trimming. Next, I used a disk sander to trim the outside of the phoroframe. I should above the dangerous zone where X was marked (See figure 2). It was difficult to trim because the photoframe was curved. Figure 1: The inside of the photoframe had bumpy surface as I used a coping saw to cut. In the photograph, I was trimming there with a flat head file. Figure 2: The outside of the photoframe was rough as I cut it with a coping saw. In the image, I was trimming there with a disk sander.
-‐ 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 3: I put the blade of the coping saw into the holes. In the photograph, I was cutting the inner part of the photoframe with a coping saw. -‐ Learner Profile Today I was principled during the workshop. As I had completed making one photoframe, I knew what I should do to create another photoframe. I didn’t waste my time to wait the teacher’s help, and therefore, I could complete the work faster. In addition, I was a communicator. I was able to ask for teacher’s help when I had a difficulty with taking the blade out and putting it inside of the holes. -‐ Emotion I was satisfied with today’s process. As I described above, I knew what process I required to follow. As a result, I had done most of the process of creating another photoframe. Next class, I could complete creating all three photoframes. This made me move on to making the backboard and therefore, I thought that today’s work was successful.