Main Project Final Stretch: Dehydrator

As of my previous post, the dehydrator is still on schedule. I picked up some wood from home depot with some fasteners and paint. I first began with drawing an outline on the wooden panel indicating the top, bottom and sides of the box. I thought after completing my outline everything would be easy, as making a box should be easy. I thought wrong as I have never made a box before and ran into a problem where some of the side walls were interfering with each other. I needed to look at my design again and understand where I went wrong. I realized that I assumed the wall thicknesses would be zero, as that’s what I was used to when I solved box problems in calculus a few years ago. I then improved my design and recut some of the side panels and all of them fit perfectly now. I plan to etch my design on the side panels this week and also paint the entire dehydrator. Everything is still moving with the schedule I made and I will hopefully follow it to the end. Next week I will begin assembling the dehydrator and testing it to see how will it fairs against a manufacturer’s dehydrator.



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  • When can we see the design for the sides you are going to use?

  • Joshua Engmorris
    April 14, 2019 1:44 pm

    Yousef, this seems like a really cool project! It’s good that you still have time to figure out your box. I’ve run into that problem a few times in this project where something that seemed simple in theory ends up taking much longer than expected.


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