For my final project, I chose to design and fabricate a Japanese style jewelry box. I began with the idea of creating a mechanical puzzle. I did research on some common puzzle solutions, but most of the puzzles that I found and considered to be interesting involved fabrication methods that were too far out of…Read More
Final cuts on wood pieces At this time I have made it nearly all the way through the construction of the box. I have completed cutting each side of the box to the correct size using a handsaw and sanded each of them down using a power sander. It is a bit difficult to see…Read More
Originally, I planned to create my own mechanical puzzle for my final project. I drew inspiration from simple puzzles that I played with in my childhood. Due to time constraints, I decided that it may be difficult to come up with enough solution ideas to form an also aesthetically pleasing project. Therefore, I have changed…Read More
I still have a pile of old homework assignments from last year, so I thought about what I could do with all of that paper (besides throw it away). I also happen to need a nightstand, so I began thinking of ways to use paper. I used to dabble in origami as a kid, so what if…Read More
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