“TIMELINE AND LOGISTICS”
These past couple of weeks and the development of COVID-19 within our nation and local communities has definitely impacted the timeline and logistics of my final project overall. It has completely cut all students off from utilizing primary campus resources vital to project fabrication and development. So, I have decided to take a different approach to my project compared to what my presentation (linked) below states.
Since my presentation, I’ve decided to fabricate my final project via a handheld Jigsaw. The overall dimensions and look of the cutout will be similar to the image depicted above. The shaded portions will be cutout from the wood as well and or burned into the wood, depending on which I like the most as the time comes. I plan to Jigsaw this at my dad’s garage and complete fabrication there as well. The following is my timeline for completion of the project moving forward:
- Purchase wood from local Lowe’s/ Home Depot (03/23)
- Draw outline, as shown in the image above, to the rough dimensions outlined as well (03/24)
- Jigsaw out the rough shape (03/24,25)
- Sand down rough edges and overall wood outline until satisfied with outcome (03/24,25)
- Fabricate back supports for wall mounting (03/24,25)
- Stain final product if needed to improve aesthetic and overall look (03/26,27)
- Order LED Light Strips with Bluetooth capabilities (03/26)
- Attach LED Light Strips to the backside of the cutout (~03/30)
As you can tell from the timeline, I plan to complete most, if not all, of the project throughout Spring Break. Since the outbreak of the coronavirus, all major spring break plans regarding travel have kind of been put on hold and cancelled due the wide spread quarantine suggestions from the government and local authorities. So, I’ve decided to stay busy, why not complete my project with all this free time?
I suspect the jigsaw portion will be the most complicated portion of this entire project, and will take a considerable amount of time in order to get it right the first time through. However, I am excited to get started and finish it!