|Project by reddinosaur||posted 12-19-2009 05:47 PM||1883 views||3 times favorited||13 comments|
This box is another project that I made with the 8th graders. Mine is made of walnut and cherry and the kids are mostly walnut and cherry too unless they wanted to add other types. I will post more pictures of their work later on (maybe another video).
The size of the box itself is the same for every student and their design work came in on the legs/bottom, the box top, and the inside (dividers, trays, etc.). I really believe that students should be able to have freedom in design but as a teacher I know that I have to control the project in someway to ensure success. After showing them splines and inlays, most of the students chose to put them as well =]
The top stays on just by having a thicker center piece that sits in the box. There wasn’t really enough time for hinges (wooden or store bought) since the majority of the kids were giving them away as Christmas presents.
FYI, those 2 pieces inside are just bookmarks i made and kept them in there