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  1. 1. 11th Octʼ 2010 Completing My KeychainMy final product I think that it really helped that I chose Plastic as my material because the color of my key chain is pretty and bright. My design also happens to be pretty innovative creating a good color-combination for it. I think that some of my strengths were while filing the edges and polishing my keychain. I also think that it really made a difference in the quality that I achieved because of the materials that I chose. At first, it was difficult to file off the edges of my puzzle piece, but once I switched to a smaller file, it was much easier for me to file off the edges. By the end of thirty minutes, I has perfectly rounded edges. One new thing that I learnt about in class was the buffing machine. It was amazing how it smoothed the plastic and polished the puzzle piece. I really had a hard time rounding the corners of my puzzle piece. I constantly kept walking up to the teacher and asked him if it was enough. I really had a hard time rounding all the corners of the puzzle piece. I alsoMe trying to insert the key ringinto the hole think that I could have filed my project better to achieve finer results. Now, that I look at my project, my eyes immediately go towards the imperfections and the filing errors I made. While filing, I over did some of the sides making n extra-thin and frail. It probably would have had a better appearance and feel If I had really focused. I think that I was very distracted. I kept watching my friends do their work and watch how they created their designs. I also think that I could have concentrated better if I was focused leading into a much better and sturdy final outcome.Me, trying to polish mykeychain The leaner profile was definitely risk taker because I was learning about new kinds of tools and learning how to use new materials such as plastic and aluminum. Approaches to learning because I learnt about new things and refreshed my memory about things that I learnt last year.
  2. 2. October 20th 2010 CUTTING OUT MY MONKEY One of my strengths today, was that I used my time productively. I finished measuring and marking out my work and also managed to figure out how to use a coping saw in about ten minutes. I followed my flow chart and realized the mistakes I made while measuring and marking out and remarked them. I think that I was good at cutting my wood because i landed up the perfect shape for my toy. I think that I did not maintain my blade that well because I broke a coping saw. And I think that there are many coping saws to be broken in the future. I think that didnt do such a good job at measuring and marking out my project because it was messy and very hard to figure out.MY FIRST BROKEN COPINGSAW I think that next time I should try and be more careful at using the coping saws. I think that I could have done a better job my concentrating at measuring and marking out my piece better so that I could have achieved a more precise and fine I think that my learner profile was similar to the learner profile of the month that is risk taker. I learnt about many different kinds of saws, their operation and how to use them. I also am using different kinds of materials to make different parts of a project that II have never made before.ME, MEASURING ANDMARKING OUT MY TOY I think that the Area Of Interaction was Approaches to learning because I was learning how to use different kinds of saws to make different curves in my piece of wood.
  3. 3. Oct 27thme, trying to use a coping saw Cutting out my Wood Toy I think that one of my strengths were that I managed to finish cutting out my toy. And I managed to not break any of my coping saws, and that was a pretty good thing. I think I did a pretty good job filing my work because it the planes went form rough bumps and scratchy edges with chipping sides to smooth, soft edges and bumps. I had fun chopping off the wood because I have never used a coping saw before and so it was pretty fun to use Although I think that it was really fun to use the coping saw , I think that it was really hard. I know that for a fact because I needed up breaking my monkeyʼs tail. I also need to work on my patience. I need to work with more patience to achieve better results. I also think that filing was pretty hard because of the scratches made but I eventually ended up with good results. I think that I could have done a better job working on my project. I need more patience to achieve better results. I also needed better techniques while filing to achieve the potential resul I think that my learner profile was similar to the learner profile of the month that is risk taker. I learnt about many different kinds of saws, their operation and how to use them. I also am using different kinds of materials to make different parts of ame, trying to file my project project that II have never made before. I think that the Area Of Interaction was Approaches to learning because I was learning how to use different kinds of saws to make different curves in my piece of wood.
  4. 4. Date: OCTOBER 29th 2010 FILING THE BODYFILING MY WOOD What I did Today, I continued filing my project. I started off my filing my project and ended up finishing the head of my monkey. I used filers like the half round file, the round file and the flat head file. I managed to use my work successfully and get good results. I used the files effectively and came up with good results. Why I did things the way I did I think that I need more time on filing and so will try and spend more time on it. I will also try and not get distracted so that I can work on my project and get more stronger results. I also think that I did things the way I did was because I want my project to be perfect so that I get a good grade and so will try my best too get good scores.Me trying to file my wood Improvements I think that next time. I will make sure that I try and bnot file over he lines so that I get a more defined shape. I also think that I should be ore careful; due to the accidents that took place last lesson. EMOTIONS I think that I feel pretty good about the way my project is coming along because I am going fast and am working effectively. Going according to the construction plan and consult the teachers when required Learner Profile I think that I am a risk taker because I have never tried and defined curves in DT before so this is all very new to me. AOI I am trying to be conservative of the amount of woof I am using and so think that I am doing a pretty good job helping the ENVIRONMENT
  5. 5. Date: Nov 3rd 2010 Filing the Body (contd.) What I did Today, I continues filing my wood toy. I completed filing the bottom of the monkey. The only thing that is left for me to complete is filing my monkey =is it’s legs. Once I finish that, I will be able to proceed towards painting my wood and then starting my wheels. I started the class my filing the bottom of the monkey. In fact, I actually spent about an hour and a half completing the back and neck of the toy. By the end of the class, I was almost done with the neck, and arms as well. Hopefully, I will be able to successfully complete my first round ofme trying to file wood filing and finish up with some final touch- ups. Why I did things the way I did I think that it is important for me to filie my project well because it really reflects on the final outcome. Perhaps, if I work faster and make use my time better than, I will probably get my project done well. ImprovementsFiling me PROJECT :) I think that i could improve by focusing on my work better. I was constantly distracted and ended up having conversations with different people. Besides, the people in my table were very distracting and so I got carried away. Next time, I will try and focus better so that I get better results. Emotions I think that I need to try harder while filing so that I finish my project fast. I am not t=quite satisfied Learner Profile I was a thinker trying to figure out where I should file to give a more curved toy. Area of Interaction I am trying to be conservative of the amount of woof I am using and so think that I am doing a pretty good job helping the ENVIRONMENT
  6. 6. Me trying to file my wood. INTHIS PICTURE, I AM USING A Date: 4th November 2010HALF-ROUND FILE. I AM TRYINGTO FILE OF OFF THE EXCESSIVE Finishing The first round of filingPEICES OF WOOD ON THE TOY What I did Today, I started off my doing a basic layer of filing. I wasn’t particularly interested in fact, I didn’t even know which way I way filing, what I was filing or how I was filing. I was completely off track and bored of doing the same thing over and over again, I though that my filer had stopped working as well because it didn’t seem to do a lot of filing when I tried to apply pressure. I wasn’t doing much until the teacher came along and helped me out with the filing. He showed me how to file and i was impressed by the speed in which he filed and by the outcome. So I tried my best and I started focusing and filed well. In fact, I even managed to finish he first round of filing. All I need to do now is to do some touch ups to the filing. Why I did things The way I did I was a bit slow in the beginning of class because I have been filing for the the past three lessons double period. I have started to get a bit bored of doing the same things again and again. I just want to move on to the next step in my construction plan. I think that if I finish filing my toy fast then I will be able to do a lot more by the end of the week. But once I was shown how to file again, I thin that it really put me on track again. Emotions I feel that my project is taking a lot of time to do. This part of the project is making me tired and I want to move on. I hope that I can finish filing fast because I really want to start painting the body What’s Next Hopefully, I will take only one period finish up filing. I will then start to wither paint the project or create the wheels for it during the next double period. Changes of Plan
  7. 7. i really didn’t change anything. Because I was filing throughout.Learner ProfileI was a thinker trying to figure out where I should file to give a more curvedtoy.Area of InteractionI am trying to be conservative of the amount of woof I am using and so thinkthat I am doing a pretty good job helping the ENVIRONMENT
  8. 8. Date: 8th November 2010 Final Touch Up’s and creating the wheelsWhat I didToday, I started to sand my project. In fact I also managed to start andfinish cutting out my wheels. I initially started the class by filing butthen I realized that the edges were pretty smooth and if I spend anymore time on filing then that would be damaging. So, I took out thehardest sanding paper and sanding block. I started off by cleaning upmy project. I managed to give my project a better appearance. I thenstarted to truly sand and make my toy very smooth and sleek. Once Ifinished the sanding, I consulted the teacher and he said hat I shouldstart working the wheels of my toy. So, I measured and marked out thecentre of my wheels. And using the drill I drilled the centre of thewheels. I then realized that I could actually cut out an entire wheelusing a drill. I tried that out and even though some of the wheelsturned out a little off, the other two were pretty good. I then startedto sand excessive wood off.Why I did things the Way I didI think that it was about time I started to sand because I have spent thepast three classes on filing my toy. It was about time and moved on.And surprisingly, it actually worked, anding it gave me a god andaccurate result.ImprovementsI think that I should try spending more time working on one thingand do it well instead of taking little time on it. This would haveresulted with good well drilled wheel
  9. 9. What’s next I am giong to continue working on my wheels by sanding it Change Of Plans no changes of plan Emotions I feel pretty confident about my project.It is coming also well and I really am trying hard. I think that now it is going to go very fast and will finally be able to use my prjecteffectively Learner Profile I was a thinker trying to figure out where I should file to give a more curved toy. Area of Interaction I am trying to be conservative of the amount of woof I am using and so think that I am doing a pretty good job helping the ENVIRONMENTMe trying to sand off the legsof the monkey using a roughsanding paperTrying to file off the woodusing a round file.
  10. 10. Date: Nov 11th 2010 Creating the wheels and attaching it to the toyWhat I didToday, I started the class by sanding my project and then finishedby an attempt to attach them to the toy. So, I started the class byusing a garnet paper and sanding off the excessive wood from thewheels. I took me a while to sand it. Although I managed to sand itwell and make it very smooth, I think that I could have spent a littlelesser time. I then consulted the teacher and asked him if I couldattach them to the toy, But turns out that I drilled the holes wrongbecause I want my toy to hop. So, I had to re drill another pair ofhole 2/3 into the wheel. I also started to create an axle which tooktime to create. It took me a lot of time to cut the small axle using agent saw. So, I used my friend as help and cut it off. I then usedthe sanding board and started to sand off the excess. This tookme a little while because of the shape of the axle. Once I did that Itried to attach the axle. It is a little big. I need to cut it off andreattach it.Why I did things the way I didI think that one of the main reasons that I did things the way I didis because this is how the toy will work and so I have to get it right.Otherwise, my toy will either break or not work properly from thefirst place. I think that It was very important to sand the axle wellbecause this is how the project will work. And although it isprobably the smallest part. It is the most vital.
  11. 11. EmotionsI feel that If I continue to work this way, then I will be able tpcomplete my toy very fast. So i think that I am feeling pretty goodabout how my project is going.What’s nextI need to resize the axle an then attach it to the toy.Learner ProfileI was a thinker trying to figure out where I should file to give a more curvedtoy.Area of InteractionI am trying to be conservative of the amount of woof I am using and so thinkthat I am doing a pretty good job helping the ENVIRONMEN
  12. 12. Date: November 17th 2010 Filing my project for the last timeWhat I didToday, I was supposed to start painting today, but seeing the toys around,I realized that I should be filing a bit more, and so I have taken a decision tomake my toy as smooth as it can get to achieve the best results that Ipossibly can. I will use a small file to file to file the wood well and then usethe garnet paper to make it as smooth as possible.. Today, I tried to do thatbut only achieved to file the back of the monkey well. I am going to try anddo that to every single inch of my moving toy. I first stared off my filing theback and front of the back. I did it in strokes going up, and then slide it to adifferent direction and file down and to my disbelief, it actually worked! Ithen used the sanding paper and block and went over teh filed area acouple of times.Why I did things The way I didI think that I continued to file because when I looked around I saw perfectlygood and potential perfect toys and so I think that if I try and achieve thebest result my toy can have, I will get a good grade and a more long lastingand sustainable toy.EmotionsI think that I really needed to file to achieve the best result so that isprobably why I am so confident about my toy now.Changes of PlanInstead of painting I am going to be filing for a while.What’s NextI am going to work on my filing and sanding for a while and then I am going tostart sanding my toy. I am then going to start painting
  13. 13. Learner Profile Thinker because I am thinking about what I am going to do, what it is going to happen and what it can become Area of Interaction I am trying to be conservative of the amount of woof I am using and so think that I am doing a pretty good job helping the ENVIRONMENTme trying to file the bottom ofmy monkeyFiling the toySanding the Toy
  14. 14. Nov 18th 2010 Using a trimmer Router What I did today, I tried to use a trimmer router to get a better curve on my toy. I started off my using the filer but then with the suggestion of Mr.Anderson, I used a new device called the trimmer router. It is very hard to use and to be honest, I was a bit scared at first. I first had to do a lot of dry runs to just get the hand of the machine. Once I finished using it, I realized that the trimmer router had actually burnt out the table. I better make sure that i take pre cautions. Why I did things the way I did I did things the way I did because I really want my toy to be rounded and I was it to be really soft and so if it takes sanding paper files and the trimmer router for me to achieve that I think that it is worth a shot.I wasnt able to take a picturebut this is how it looks.. This is atrimmer router What’s Next I am done filing and so I will continue filing and sanding for the next few periods. Changes of Plan I think that the next step is to file my project very well until i reach perfection Learner Profile Thinker because I am thinking about what I am going to do, what it is going to happen and what it can become Area of Interaction I am trying to be conservative of the amount of woof I amme trying to use a small file tofile the bottom of my monkey using and so think that I am doing a pretty good job helping the ENVIRONMENT
  15. 15. Date: November 25nd 2010 Monday Filing and Smoothing What I did Today, I just tried to smooth my toy the best I can. In fact I managed to sand and file off half of the monkey. My target next double period is to complete the other half of the monkey and then do a final sand to finish of and then start painting. So, I started off my using the small file to sand off the imperfections with my toy and smooth the result. I was first using a very thick sanding paper and was doing a good job but i still didnt understand why my toy wasnt asme trying to sand off and smooth as my friend’s toys. So, I remembered sally using asmooth using a sanding paperbut not using a sanding block very soft and smooth sanding paper instead of a roughbecause I will bot be able to fit and so I tried doing that and to my amazement, It actuallythe sanding paper in thatparticular way if I would use the worked better than anything else. And so, now that I haveblock. a sequence ready I feel that my project is going to turn up pretty good. Why I did things the way I did I think that many reason that I am taking such a long time filing is because I want a good grade and because I have put a lot of effort, I would like to give the best I have and come up with something memorable. What’s next I am going to continue filing and sanding and do this for the next double period and then continue doing this until I reach the best result possible. Changes to Plan
  16. 16. I was actually supposed to be painting by now but instead of that I am going to spend some time working on the rounding and filing Emotions Learner Profile I think that the learner profile is reflective because I am thinking of the outcome and want and according to that reflecting on my process journalThis is a picture of me tryingto file my monkey using a small AREA OF INTERACTIONfile Approaches to learning because I am learning from the mistakes I made in last years project and trying to improve
  17. 17. Date: Nov 25th 2010, Wednesday final touch upsWhat I did Today, I started off by using a small file to round off the edges. Irounded off the entire toy in about twenty minutes and then used a thicksanding paper to go over it . This took me about twenty five minutes. I wentover all the rounded areas so that I would have more accurate results. Then,I used a smoother sanding paper to to make it smooth and soft. I thenstarted fooling around but I think that I just need to giver it oncd more withthe smoothest sanding paper and then finally get to the painting stage. ICAN’T WAIT!!!!!Why I did things the way I didI think that many reason that I am taking such a long time filing is because Iwant a good grade and because I have put a lot of effort, I would like to givethe best I have and come up with something memorable.What’s NextI am going to use the soft sanding paper and sand it just a bit more sandingbefore I start to paint I will probably spend one more period of thoroughsanding and then slowly advance to painting.Changes of Plan I was actually supposed to be painting by now but instead of that I amgoing to spend some time working on the rounding and filing.EmotionsI think that I should be achieving the best results that I possible can and sothink that I should try and apply the best effort and so far, I think that I wassuccessful and so am having a good feeling.
  18. 18. Learner Profile I think that the learner profile is reflective because I am thinking of the outcome and want and according to that reflecting on my process journal AREA OF INTERACTION Approaches to learning because I am learning from the mistakes I made in last years project and trying to improveThis is a picture of me tryingto file my monkey using a halfround file
  19. 19. Date 28th November 2010 Sanding my project What I did Today, I tried to complete filing and sanding my project. I first started off by taking criticism from my peers and then improving on their suggestions. So, Id decided to use the wood filler to help me cover up the many holes in my projects and then use a close to smooth sanding paper to make my project smooth instead of scratched. Now that I think of it, I have really improved the quality of my project by spending a little time on it. I constantly scrapped my toy with a smooth sanding paper and the used one of the black garnet papers to finish it off. I am going to do this throughout the next class and then finally move on to paint! YAY!! Why I did things the way I did I think that many reason that I am taking such a long time filing is because I want a good grade and because I have put a lot of effort, I would like to give the best I have and come up with something memorable. Emotions I think that I should be achieving the best results that I possible can and so think that I should try and apply the best effort and so far, I think that I was successful and so am having a good feeling. Changes of Plan none Whats Next I am going to do this throughout the next class and then finally move on to paint! YAY!!because my camera stoppedworking, I didnt have any meansto annotate. I found this picture Learner Profile on the internet and it clearlyshows a person tying to use thewood filler in one of the gaps andso is a perfect example to explainwhat I did
  20. 20. I think that the learner profile is reflective because I am thinking of the outcome and want and according to that reflecting on my process journal and taking suggestions and according to that working on my project AREA OF INTERACTION Approaches to learning because I am learning from the mistakes I made in last years project and trying to improvealthough this is from lastlesson, it will still work.me trying to sand off and smoothusing a sanding paper but notusing a sanding block because Iwill bot be able to fit the sandingpaper in that particular way if Iwould use the block.
  21. 21. Date: 29th November 2010 Painting the toy !What I didToday I tried to do finish off sanding my project and then hopefully startpainting my monkey. Well, turns out that I was able to achieve a perfectlysanded toy so I finally moved on to sanding. Although I think that I couldhave just sanded it forever, I think that it is time to move on because I onlyhave four weeks left to complete the project within class time. So, using avery smooth sanding paper, I sanded until smooth. I then started to paint. Iset up,, found the best color and then started to paint. I also used tape tocover up the parts that I didnt want to get paint on.Why I did things the way I didI think that it is time to start painting because I really need to finish myproject as I am falling back and so need to work on my project a bit harderthan the rest.EmotionsI think that I should be achieving the best results that I possible can and sothink that I should try and apply the best effort and so far, I think that I wassuccessful and so am having a good feeling. Whats NextChanges to PlanThere are none.Whats NextThe next thing to do is just continue painting and then start working on thewheels.
  22. 22. Learner Profile I think that the learner profile is reflective because I am thinking of the outcome and want and according to that reflecting on my process journal and taking suggestions and according to that working on my project AREA OF INTERACTION Approaches to learning because I am learning from the mistakes I made in last years project and trying to improveusing a small smooth sandingpaper to to some touch upstrying to paint
  23. 23. Date : Dec 1st 2010 Wednesday Painting the first layer of the monkey and sanding itWhat I didI started off the class by mixing paint to get the perfect color. This took meabout ten minutes. I then painted, but it was not until I finished painting theback side that I revised that I shouldnt have done that as I should havesanded first. I then waited for it to dry as I got the rest of my colorsorganized. Once it dried, using a smooth sanding paper I sanded mymonkey and then started to apply the next coat of blue. Once I finishedthat, I started to paint the face of my monkey by making the outline purple.To do this, I used a thin brush. This took me a little time because there werea lot of grooves in my projects. I went over everything until I ran out of time.Why I did things the way I didI think that it was important to take some time and focus on every stroke ofpaint to achieve the best result possible, Although this is just a beginning,by the end I will have a perfect monkey. I think that if I spend the nextperiod trying to do a good sand and do another layer then I will be going ata good pace which will help me with saving time and achieving a good qualitypiece of work.ImprovementsNext time, I think that I should try to sand before I paint. I should ro a littlefiling as well before I finally start painting.EmotionsI feel pretty good about my project because I am able to save time and atthe same time achieve the best result I can possibly come up with from thetime I have.What’s next
  24. 24. Changes of plan No changes to the plan. Learner Profile I think that the learner profile is reflective because I am thinking of the outcome and want and according to that reflecting on my process journal and taking suggestions and according to that working on my project AREA OF INTERACTION Approaches to learning because I am learning from the mistakes I made in last years project and trying to improveThis is a picture of me usingthe color blue on a bug brush topaint the second layer of blue onmy monkeyThis is a picture of me usingyellow paint on a thin brush topaint the face of my monkeyThis is a picture of me using asmooth sanding paper to sandthe first layer of paint of my toy.
  25. 25. Date : Dec 2nd 2010 Wednesday Painting the second layer of the monkey and sanding itWhat I didI started off the class by mixing paint to get the perfect color. This took meabout ten minutes. I then painted, but it was not until I finished painting theback side that I revised that I shouldnt have done that as I should havesanded first. I then waited for it to dry as I got the rest of my colorsorganized. Once it dried, using a smooth sanding paper I sanded mymonkey and then started to apply the next coat of blue. Once I finishedthat, I started to paint the face of my monkey by making the outline purple.To do this, I used a thin brush. This took me a little time because there werea lot of grooves in my projects. I went over everything until I ran out of time.Why I did things the way I didI think that it was important to take some time and focus on every stroke ofpaint to achieve the best result possible, Although this is just a beginning,by the end I will have a perfect monkey. I think that if I spend the nextperiod trying to do a good sand and do another layer then I will be going ata good pace which will help me with saving time and achieving a good qualitypiece of work.ImprovementsNext time, I think that I will try and make my paint more accurate and spendless time mixing the paint for the projectEmotions
  26. 26. I feel pretty good about my project because I am able to save time and at the same time achieve the best result I can possibly come up with from the time I have. What’s next continue painting Changes of plan No changes to the plan. Learner Profile I think that the learner profile is reflective because I am thinking of the outcome and want and according to that reflecting on my process journal and taking suggestions and according to that working on my project AREA OF INTERACTION Approaches to learning because I am learning from the mistakes I made in last years project and trying to improveMe using a big paintbrushtrying to paint the color yellow allover the face of the toyThis is a pictur of me using agarnet paper and trying to sandoff the excessive paint off themonkey. This is a picture of mesanding the second layerThis is another picture of myusing a big paint brush with thecolor blue to paint on the body ofthe monkey
  27. 27. Date Deb 8th 2010 , wednesdayUsing the masking tape to paintWhat I didToday, all i did was use the masking tape to help me paint and get moredefined edges. I think that I will continue to do this next class and then willtake only a little time to finish my project. I was first painting using a normalbrush but then I realized that using a masking tape would be easier as I needmore defined lines to get a good quality project. I first stuck the maskingtape on the project marked my lines and then cut it out. After that, Ipainted over the defined lines to get the perfect edges. I did thisthroughout class.Why I did things the way I didI think that I should be getting the most out of my time in the studio and tryand get a good paint. So, I think that it is important to lay the paint well as itit is part of presentation of my project.EmotionsI think that I have a long way to go and so better start stepping up my gamebecause otherwise I will not be able to get it done by the end of thissemester.What’s NextI will use the next class to paint and then I will start to paint the wheels, thenattach them and finally drill in the eyes.Changes to planNoneLearner Profile
  28. 28. I think that the learner profile is reflective because I am thinking of the outcome and want and according to that reflecting on my process journal and taking suggestions and according to that working on my project AREA OF INTERACTION Approaches to learning because I am learning from the mistakes I made in last years project and trying to improvea close up of the masking tapeme using the small paintbrush to paint. I am using thecolor purple. I am using amasking tape to help mecutting the masking tapeusing a pair of scissors

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