Design & Technology
For my Major Project in Industrial Technology I intended to make an electric guitar. I wanted to utilise different timbers that provided a range of colour for the guitar, and make it visually appealing. The choice of timbers was a bit limited due to the availability at the time I was purchasing wood, but I’m very happy with the timbers I managed to get my hands on. It has a Mahogany body, with a Canadian Rock Maple neck and an Indian Rosewood fretboard.
Skateboards with Marquetry
For my Industrial Technology Major Project I aimed to construct two skateboards using different methods of construction. One of the boards was made using a timber mold and the other using a foam mould and vacuuming sealing during the gluing process. I used Canadian Rock Maple for both boards and each has a different marquetry design on the bottom deck.
For my Major Project in Industrial Technology I have made a log type lamp to suit an outside environment and to test my abilities and creativeness. I have made this lamp out of the materials of a regular untouched timber log. The inner outside of the lamp has the shape of a tree cut out using the laser cutter to give a feel for nature.
For my Major Project in Industrial Technology I decided to construct a cajon. A cajon is a box-shaped percussive musical instrument that basically takes some similar characteristics of a traditional drum kit and implements these various pitches into one box. Cajons are usually a standard rectangular shape of plywood though I wanted to build something that both looks beautiful and sounds great at the same time. I used Blackwood, Tasmanian Oak, Spotted Gum and Merbau