Woodwork

Woodworking Elective | Cambridge, Ontario

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Overview

During an elective course in woodworking, I was able to educate myself with knowledge in wood species, behaviours, and principles behind woodworking. As I familiarized myself with various methods in machining, assembling, and finishing wood, I was able to design and fabricate two pieces of work – a jewelery box and a set of bongo drums.

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  1. Gluing: the cylindrical form of the shells are simplified into segments and glued together into enclosed rings.
  2. Turning: the rings are fastened onto a lathe and turned to achieve desirable fillets on the edges and smooth surface.
  3. Chiseling: once the turning is done, the shells are disassembled from the MDF fixtures and any excess glue in the inner ring is removed by chiseling.
  4. Sanding: after the general forms are achieved, the shells and the drumsticks are hand-sanded with a gradient of grits to refine the surface.
  5. Finishing: all the components are periodically coated with oil finish and sanded. A total of 5 layers were required to achieve the desired aesthetics.
Software: Rhino 5
Hardware: Lasercutter, Wood Lathe & other Woodworking Machinery