This week the assignment for Intro to fabrication was to make multiples of one thing. Although I learned and used for the first time a couple of new tools this assignment was a totally fail for me.
Problem #1: Too much time thinking what to do. Fabrications require time management and organization. At this exercise, and maybe the first one, I've been taking the final decision to close to the due date.
Problem #2: You get what you pay. Getting cheap material is not good for your product and the process.
Problem #3: To think that things that look simple are simple to make. That totally incorrect. I thought that making a wood box was very simple but it actually needs a lot of precision, dedication, and knowledge of the material you are working with. Never underestimate the simple things.
Problem #4: Work my patience. Fabrication requires time and organization.
First tests and failings:
After realizing that my original idea was going nowhere, I switched to an idea based on a thing I found online that seemed more accessible to make for me.
So I started cutting the round wood sticks.
After I cut them all I marked them to organize myself.
After trying the sticks on the copper coupling I realized they did not fix always as I expected. So I decided to add a layer of tape to make them thicker and prevent the movement of the coupling.
First test of the pieces.
The last step was to create the top using the shock cord I got for my for my first idea.