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Year 9 3D design

Last term, the Year 9 Technology groups have been learning and practising 3D design woodworking skills. This involved learning to use woodworking tools safely, as well as using CAD programs as a design tool.

Below is Krisha Ravishanger’s account:

When I first started doing 3D tech,as a class my class had to learn the different types of tools used when making something out of wood.As we went through the basics,it allowed me and the whole class learn some new techniques on how to shape the wood and how to make something more easier and quicker.

We learned how to draw 3D shapes on isometric paper and it was a fun lesson as we tried to draw weird shapes on it and I really enjoyed it. We also used CAD programs to design the boxes.

Before we were able to do the practical work, we had to make a plan on what we were going to do each lesson till the end of 3D design tech so that we would have a guide on what to do next if we were stuck.As part of the practical,we were given two pieces of wood, which we had to measure and cut to size using a tenon saw. Then I had to measure and cut out box joints.

It took some time to make the box because we had to wait for the PVA glue to dry to have a sturdy box and then wait another lesson to apply wood filler.The whole process was really fun and we had a lot of fun learning how to use different tools.

Overall, I would say that 3D technology lessons have made me more interested in the subject as a GCSE option and I learnt a lot of new skills.

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