Welding Tips and Tricks - TIG, MIG, Stick and a pantload of other info Materials Guide Weekend With WOOD is back for 2014! One attendee of last year's Weekend With WOOD caught me between classes to thank the WOOD staff for planning and hosting the event. He told me how much he learned during the class sessions, how he enjoyed meeting the world-class teachers and fellow attendees, and more. As we talked, I could see tears welling up in his eyes as he told me, "Dave, this weekend has been life-changing for me." Wow. " Weekend With WOOD " is a three-day educational seminar that will be held May 16-18, 2014, at WOOD 's world headquarters in Des Moines, Iowa—the very place where every project design in WOOD magazine is tested and built. Thoughts on CNC I saw a demo of a CNC machine last week and wonder the general thoughts on it. Author: kmealy Posted: 03-18-2014 Template Material In the past I have used paper bags, copy paper, recycled drink boxes. Time for a real Bench Its time, well it is long past the time to build a decent work bench.
Humans Invent | Innovation, Craftsmanship & Design Close Grain: Building A Moxon Double-Screw Vise My Moxon double-screw vise, based on Chris Schwarz's design. Chris Schwarz did several blog posts last year about building a version of Joseph Moxon's "double-screw vise". I immediately wanted to build one. He refined his initial design, resulting in an article in the December, 2010 issue of Popular Woodworking. I recently built a bench-on-bench, another solution to the same problem. This can be made up from scraps around the shop. The screws were the main source of my delay in building this, since I had to work on developing my turning skills. This maple came from a co-worker's backyard along a stream in 2006. Trimming up one of the quarters for a turning blank. The blank mounted up. At lowest RPM, starting to rough it in with the skew. Now at higher RPM, planing with the skew to smooth, uniform diameter. The completed turning. Using the thread-box. The second blank did require a little more work to prepare. The second screw proved more difficult than the first. The two finished screws.
Lesson: Design From Nature (Lesson adapted from TeachEngineering.org and the Biomimicry Institute.) Summary In this activity, students discover how engineers can use biomimicry to enhance their designs. They learn how careful observation of nature — in this case, reverse engineering a flower to glean design ideas — can lead to new innovations and products. Grade level: 6 -8 Time: 50 minutes Learning Outcomes After this activity, students should be able to: Explain how biomimicry can be used to enhance engineering design.Describe the process to reverse engineer an object.Explain how brainstorming in a team can lead to more creative ideas. Standards International Technology Education Association E. Common Core State Standards for Mathematics 1. Massachusetts Science and Technology/Engineering Standards 2.4 Identify appropriate materials, tools, and machines needed to construct a prototype of a given engineering design. Materials For each team: Has anyone heard of the word biomimicry? Example inventions inspired by plants: 1. 2.