Thursday, 12 June 2014

Technology Classes at Tamaki College!

Every Thursdays classes 4, 2 and half of 1 walks down to Tamaki College for tech (Technology). There are 3 different groups and they are Food, Hard Materials and Graphics. Year 7’s were in Hard Material, Half of the Year 8’s were in Food and in Graphics were Year 7 and 8’s.

Pewter is a type of metal that can be melted and turned into something nice that you will like. It can also can be used for things like necklaces and jewelry that you can wear. There are different types of pewter. For example Brass, Iron, Lead, Copper, Gold, Silver, Nickel, Diamond, Palladium and many many more.

First, we had to find a silhouette for us to copy so we can trace onto the MDF and cut out. When we have done that we Mr Grundy poured the pewter into our molds that we created. It had to be cooled down before we do anything else.

After that we had to file all the corners and edges with a needle file. It had to be nice and smooth. Not sharp. When that was done had to sandpaper our piece that we were doing. The grits that we used were 150, 400, 800, 1200 and 1200 with water. We had make sure that it is a nice finish.  

Being in Hard Materials was fun and entertaining at times. It was fun just getting to learn new things and just being able to see new things.  


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