Tuesday, January 03, 2012

links to furniture making at Democrat Gazette...

Blog readers had expressed an interest in reading the articles from the Democrat Gazette that came out on Friday. I received the links this morning. There are three articles with separate links. Totally Ingrained is the main article. Then there are sidebars, Woodworkers: Start with basic hand tools and Classes in woodworking on hand for eager beavers.

I went back to school today, teaching 7th, 8th and 9th grade students in the CSS woodshop. The photos are a preview of our current project. As an introduction to mechanical design, students are making automata in which a crank turned causes things to move up and down, or side to side or around. In the motion prototype shown the waves go back and forth and the one piece rises and falls. I made this model to help students understand some of the possibilities. Note the positions of the parts and crank in the two images.

Make, fix and create...

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