Wednesday, 4 November 2015

Pieces of work I expect to find in your books

Below is a list of pieces of work that I expect to find stuck in your books;


  • Image (print out) of your lego figure from OnShape
  • Description of how you used 3 tools in OnShape
    • eg. a good description with screen shots to show how to use Dimension, Extrude and Loft tools
  • Picture of a lathe (ideally a Colchester Student) and a description of how to use it safely
    • eg. Use of goggles, apron, hair, loose clothing, guards, stop buttons
  • Description (with images) of how to use a tap and die to cut an M3 x 0.5mm thread
    • hint: tap cuts threads inside a hole, a die cuts threads on a bar
  • Photograph (selfie) of you and your finished product

Monday, 7 September 2015

Geography links

Global Warming. Part 3 - Man-made or natural? (1of2) 10mins long - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aUhP_XJyztE
Evidence G
Page 28-29
Evidence H
“Global Warming. Part 3 - Man-made or natural? (1of2)” on youtube

Evidence D
Search for: Telegraph Climate change is 'natural not man-made'
(Dec 2009)

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/earth/environment/climatechange/6815681/Climate-change-is-natural-not-man-made.html

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pbPcjORj4Pw (2mins 44seconds) - The truth about Global Warming, the human impact vs natural causes

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RHrFBOUl6-8 (13mins 42seconds) - Teachers TV- Climate Change - The Causes (start @ 54seconds)

Thursday, 14 May 2015

Work for 15th May

You are to ensure that;
a) Your production plan is complete (see examples on my previous blog entry)
b) Your risk assessment for the lathe is complete (see examples on my previous blog entry)
c) You have photographed various aspects of your production process (to do this you may set the work up in the lathe but DO NOT turn it on!)

Once this is completed you are to investigate thread rolling. Watch these videos and produce a production plan that explains how else the threaded bar could be made. You need to mention how this process could be applied to making your g-clamp driver bar.




Friday, 17 April 2015

Work for Monday 20th April P4

Use a risk assessment template from the HSE (click here for this) for a machine you can find in the workshop (eg Pillar Drill, Lathe, MIG welder)

Friday, 20 March 2015

Thursday, 8 January 2015

Silhouette Production Plan

Produce an annotated bullet point guide to show how to mark out and cut your silhouette. You can include diagrams to help.

Key words;
Blue
Silhouette
Scriber
Shears
Pillar drill
Guillotine
File

Due Thursday 15th Jan P1

Tuesday, 4 November 2014

How to make the weight

Create a step-by-step guide to manufacturing the weights.

Key words;
25mm bar
scriber
chuck key
mark out blue
power hacksaw
heat
glove
lathe
centre-drill
face off

Use the picture in my previous blog post as a guide - it turns into a level 7 by adding approximate times btw!