Joan Box

Machinery Used: Band Saw, Table Saw, Sander, Jointer and Planer

 

The purpose of this project was to create a functional sundial, with the machinery and materials used limited to metalworking. By exploring different machinery and methods to create bends and cuts for metal, an original sundial was created.

 
 
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Fabrication Process

 
 1. Firstly, the rough walnut wood was jointed and planed, then cut into rough dimensions. Then the sides were cut at a 45 degree angle to allow glue up .

1. Firstly, the rough walnut wood was jointed and planed, then cut into rough dimensions. Then the sides were cut at a 45 degree angle to allow glue up .

 2. To ensure accuracy, a dry clamp up was done.

2. To ensure accuracy, a dry clamp up was done.

 3. The interior sides were then cut to allow the top and bottom to fit in and stay in place.

3. The interior sides were then cut to allow the top and bottom to fit in and stay in place.

 
 
 4. With the top and bottom attached, the sides were glued together.

4. With the top and bottom attached, the sides were glued together.

 5. The sides were then measured and splines were cut out on each corner. 

5. The sides were then measured and splines were cut out on each corner. 

 6.  Pieces of wood were then glued into the cut spline holes.

6.  Pieces of wood were then glued into the cut spline holes.

 
 
 7. The wood was then sanded flush to the surface.

7. The wood was then sanded flush to the surface.

 8. The inner layer was glued to the interior sides of the box to secure it in place.

8. The inner layer was glued to the interior sides of the box to secure it in place.

 9. To complete the box, the wood was stained with Danish oil and later coated with Polyurethane.

9. To complete the box, the wood was stained with Danish oil and later coated with Polyurethane.