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11/3/2009 2:29:51 PM
Posted: 7 years ago
So, I got my project list for my Woodwork finals exam, which I have several months to complete (And it counts towards 60% of my final mark, handy eh?), Anyone, here is the project I'm choosing:

"Design and make a free standing artefact to hold a small number of your favourite books. The artefact should be designed to display personal items that reflect your interest in music and also allow the titles of the book to be easily visible. The design should be elegant in proportion and be attractive to behold."

There were two others, but one was very vague and the other just seemed complicated.

So, thoughts?
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11/3/2009 5:43:36 PM
Posted: 7 years ago
At 11/3/2009 2:29:51 PM, I-am-a-panda wrote:
So, I got my project list for my Woodwork finals exam, which I have several months to complete (And it counts towards 60% of my final mark, handy eh?), Anyone, here is the project I'm choosing:

"Design and make a free standing artefact to hold a small number of your favourite books. The artefact should be designed to display personal items that reflect your interest in music and also allow the titles of the book to be easily visible. The design should be elegant in proportion and be attractive to behold."

There were two others, but one was very vague and the other just seemed complicated.

So, thoughts?

Well, it sounds interesting. You could do a simple bookshelf with intricate carvings. Or you could go for a modern design.
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11/3/2009 6:08:57 PM
Posted: 7 years ago
You may make fun of Texas' education system, but we don't offer woodworking.
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11/3/2009 6:10:14 PM
Posted: 7 years ago
At 11/3/2009 5:43:36 PM, ournamestoolong wrote:
At 11/3/2009 2:29:51 PM, I-am-a-panda wrote:
So, I got my project list for my Woodwork finals exam, which I have several months to complete (And it counts towards 60% of my final mark, handy eh?), Anyone, here is the project I'm choosing:

"Design and make a free standing artefact to hold a small number of your favourite books. The artefact should be designed to display personal items that reflect your interest in music and also allow the titles of the book to be easily visible. The design should be elegant in proportion and be attractive to behold."

There were two others, but one was very vague and the other just seemed complicated.

So, thoughts?

Well, it sounds interesting. You could do a simple bookshelf with intricate carvings. Or you could go for a modern design.

Depends what the criterion of marking is. If the sole purpose is to create a functional piece, then it should be relatively easy, you just conform to whatever aesthetic design you like. However if its graded on +difficulty +flourishes etc., then design care would be more warranted.

That said, books and CDs look good (to me at least) in diamond pattern holdings.
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11/3/2009 6:12:54 PM
Posted: 7 years ago
At 11/3/2009 6:08:57 PM, wjmelements wrote:
You may make fun of Texas' education system, but we don't offer woodworking.

It's a system that throwsback to a more vocational training ethos, where it's recognised that not all who attend school are likely to pursue academic level jobs.
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11/3/2009 6:14:38 PM
Posted: 7 years ago
At 11/3/2009 6:08:57 PM, wjmelements wrote:
You may make fun of Texas' education system, but we don't offer woodworking.

Why not?
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11/3/2009 6:15:46 PM
Posted: 7 years ago
At 11/3/2009 6:14:38 PM, leet4A1 wrote:
At 11/3/2009 6:08:57 PM, wjmelements wrote:
You may make fun of Texas' education system, but we don't offer woodworking.

Why not?

I suppose nobody wants to take it. It's like Italian in that regard.
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11/3/2009 6:17:10 PM
Posted: 7 years ago
At 11/3/2009 6:14:38 PM, leet4A1 wrote:
At 11/3/2009 6:08:57 PM, wjmelements wrote:
You may make fun of Texas' education system, but we don't offer woodworking.

Why not?

It's mainly desert? :P
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11/4/2009 8:05:50 AM
Posted: 7 years ago
At 11/3/2009 6:15:46 PM, wjmelements wrote:
At 11/3/2009 6:14:38 PM, leet4A1 wrote:
At 11/3/2009 6:08:57 PM, wjmelements wrote:
You may make fun of Texas' education system, but we don't offer woodworking.

Why not?

I suppose nobody wants to take it. It's like Italian in that regard.
Italian is the language of love though.
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11/4/2009 9:18:33 AM
Posted: 7 years ago
At 11/3/2009 6:15:46 PM, wjmelements wrote:
At 11/3/2009 6:14:38 PM, leet4A1 wrote:
At 11/3/2009 6:08:57 PM, wjmelements wrote:
You may make fun of Texas' education system, but we don't offer woodworking.

Why not?

I suppose nobody wants to take it. It's like Italian in that regard.

Hey! Vi takes Italian. I speak Italian. It's way sexier than Spanish (though Spanish is more practical lol).
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11/4/2009 11:03:05 AM
Posted: 7 years ago
At 11/3/2009 6:10:14 PM, Puck wrote:
At 11/3/2009 5:43:36 PM, ournamestoolong wrote:
At 11/3/2009 2:29:51 PM, I-am-a-panda wrote:
So, I got my project list for my Woodwork finals exam, which I have several months to complete (And it counts towards 60% of my final mark, handy eh?), Anyone, here is the project I'm choosing:

"Design and make a free standing artefact to hold a small number of your favourite books. The artefact should be designed to display personal items that reflect your interest in music and also allow the titles of the book to be easily visible. The design should be elegant in proportion and be attractive to behold."

There were two others, but one was very vague and the other just seemed complicated.

So, thoughts?

Well, it sounds interesting. You could do a simple bookshelf with intricate carvings. Or you could go for a modern design.

Depends what the criterion of marking is. If the sole purpose is to create a functional piece, then it should be relatively easy, you just conform to whatever aesthetic design you like. However if its graded on +difficulty +flourishes etc., then design care would be more warranted.

That said, books and CDs look good (to me at least) in diamond pattern holdings.

Diamond holding patterns? 'Splain.
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11/4/2009 5:25:15 PM
Posted: 7 years ago
In my woodworking class I have done several desktops, jewelery boxes, cradles, etc.

I could post a list of material items you could do for a jewelry box if you'd like. There simple, and look quite great.
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11/5/2009 1:10:16 PM
Posted: 7 years ago
At 11/3/2009 6:15:46 PM, wjmelements wrote:
At 11/3/2009 6:14:38 PM, leet4A1 wrote:
At 11/3/2009 6:08:57 PM, wjmelements wrote:
You may make fun of Texas' education system, but we don't offer woodworking.

Why not?

I suppose nobody wants to take it. It's like Italian in that regard.

Yes, because the children get to vote on it, I'm sure.

It likely has nothing to do with the fact that when schools become drastically underfunded, arts, music and woodworking are the first classes to go.

I think it would be cool if you made some sort of V. While I'm not much of an architect, I do believe I've seen one. It would be closed on the outside, and open on the inside. The bottom would have to be flat and the slots would have to be pointing up a little bit.

This is hard to describe over the internet.
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11/5/2009 2:03:03 PM
Posted: 7 years ago
At 11/4/2009 2:10:44 PM, Puck wrote:
At 11/4/2009 11:03:05 AM, I-am-a-panda wrote:
Diamond holding patterns? 'Splain.

http://manolohome.com...

This is nice too:
http://i.ehow.com...

Cool, I could do that.

At 11/4/2009 5:25:15 PM, philosphical wrote:
In my woodworking class I have done several desktops, jewelery boxes, cradles, etc.

I could post a list of material items you could do for a jewelry box if you'd like. There simple, and look quite great.

I have to make something where the titles of the books are visible.

At 11/5/2009 1:10:16 PM, MistahKurtz wrote:
I think it would be cool if you made some sort of V. While I'm not much of an architect, I do believe I've seen one. It would be closed on the outside, and open on the inside. The bottom would have to be flat and the slots would have to be pointing up a little bit.

This is hard to describe over the internet.

I know what you're on about. Similar to Pucks idea.
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11/6/2009 12:11:39 PM
Posted: 7 years ago
At 11/3/2009 6:08:57 PM, wjmelements wrote:
You may make fun of Texas' education system, but we don't offer woodworking.

It would be better if you did. Carpenters make CASH!
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11/6/2009 9:36:26 PM
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I have to make something where the titles of the books are visible.

Wait, so you need to put books in it?
How about a bookshelf?
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11/7/2009 7:53:49 AM
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At 11/6/2009 9:36:26 PM, philosphical wrote:
I have to make something where the titles of the books are visible.

Wait, so you need to put books in it?
How about a bookshelf?

It's probably going to end up being a bookshelf\ CD holder.
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11/8/2009 6:51:30 AM
Posted: 7 years ago
At 11/7/2009 7:53:49 AM, I-am-a-panda wrote:
At 11/6/2009 9:36:26 PM, philosphical wrote:
I have to make something where the titles of the books are visible.

Wait, so you need to put books in it?
How about a bookshelf?

It's probably going to end up being a bookshelf\ CD holder.

Alright, well if you need wood measurements tell me, cuz i have the list
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