Today I finished my paper towel holder. I did a lot today I drilled holes in the main piece of plastic. I cut out two other pieces of plastic, drilled them, and cut them into a plus shape. Then I bent each end and attached them to the holes in the main piece of plastic with some nuts and bolts. It was overall not too hard, just tedious. However tedious things wear me down a lot and it felt like it was taking forever. I like how practical these things are and my paper towel holder is probably going to be hung in the garage.
As these projects are only teaching the concept of bending plastic they are simpler. So a couple of these plastic projects count as one project. Today I started my paper towel holder. A little bit on both ends will be bend to actually hold the paper towel roll.
Today I finished my book holder. This book holder is as simple as it gets a piece of plastic bent in three places. This was my first time bending plastic. You may not see it but it is slightly and aggravatingly off a bit.
Today I finished my Pantograph. The way the I have my pantograph set up it magnifys the image copies by 1.5. If they don’t look that similar that’s because I still have to move it myself. And this was my first time using it. This project was actually pretty straight forward and I didn’t have much trouble with it.
Today I cut the anchor block and the sliding block for the pantograph and I also connected arm 1 and arm 3.
Today I connected arm 2 to arm 4. Arm 4 is the arm with the pointer. To use the pantograph you look at the pointer while holding the pencil. I connected them with a screw that goes through a washer, arm two, another washer, and arm 4.
Today I made the pencil holder for my pantograph. It is composed mainly of two dowels with semi circles in them. You loosen the screws on the ends there to fit a pencil in and tighten them to grab the pencil.