As a part of the CMU product design curriculum, I've had the opportunity of learning shop skills and refining my craft of making physical objects. Below is a selection of work I've produced at school.
Three "identical" weighted maple and walnut chess sets on 10" x 10" laser engraved slate tile. Designed to be durable and act as a heirloom to be passed down generations. Forms reflect how the game is played. One set is mine to keep, one will be given away as a gift, and the final one will be sold.
Wood shop (table saw, chop saw, drill press, milling machine), hand craft
Maple, walnut, linseed oil, slate, tile sealer, cork, lead, epoxy, wood glue
8 weeks, October - November 2020
Create three identical "forever fabricated" artifacts
Sketch, model, plan, test, fabricate, finish