• Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

Manufacturing plan of frame of chess set.

Extracts from this document...


Manufacturing plan of frame of chess set The wood should first measured with a rule and marked at the points corresponding to the lengths shown in the final design. Using a square, the lines which have been marked should then be checked to ensure that all of the angles at the corners are 90o. This guarantees that the pieces of wood are now perfect rectangles; this is a very important starting point for an accurately made product. This is associated with quality control. Then, using a band saw and following the marked out lines it should be cut down to the correct size; this should be repeated for all of the four pieces of mahogany. In industry, CAM could be used to complete this task and the measurements would only need to be entered once into the computer, which would then cut the wood accurately without the need for marking and checking each one. The quality control here would be carried out on a sample of the final cut piece of wood before cutting them in bulk. This will obviously not be possible or necessary in my situation and performing the same task in the way I have described will take around an hour. Then, after the wood is cut to the appropriate size, the next step in the manufacture would be to make the comb joints. ...read more.


This results in there being a small amount of material that is still to be removed. Now a chisel and a mallet need to be used to remove this material and leave a smoother finish. The material is clamped to a table using a g-clamp and MDF to protect the wood from damage. Now, the chisel is held on the wood, a small distance from the shoulder line and used to remove as much of the wood as possible, when there is only a small amount left, the wood must be on the table with the face that is to be used on the outside of the unit facing upwards. This is to ensure that when the frame is put together, the joints that will be seen will be off the highest quality. Now the chisel is put into the knife line previously made and held vertically and struck to remove all the material. This process needs to be repeated for all of the comb joints that have been marked out. These two completed pieces of wood are now used as a template to mark out the other two pieces. The cut piece is rested upon the wood to which it will be joined and the area where the material has been removed from is drawn around, not with a pencil, but a Stanley knife for more accuracy. ...read more.


This frame will then be held together using sash clamps, with off cuts of MDF to protect the surface from damage from the clamps. The frame would need to be clamped in all directions, ensuring that each joint is tight. Then, when the frame is clamped, a tape measure can be used to measure the diagonals of it to make sure that it is a square, if it is not, clamps should be adjusted until it is. When the glue has dried, the comb joints must then be finished. There should be excess material on the joints. Most of this should be removed with a hacksaw leaving a small amount overhanging the edge of the frame. In order to make the joint flush with the rest of the side and leave a good finish, a plane must then be used. Planing must always be done working into the wood, not off the edge, as doing so will increase the risk of chipping material off of the side. When the plane has been used and the comb joints are level, a power sander can then be used over the whole of the edge to ensure that all of the material is level, removing any imperfections the plane may have left and leaving a good surface finish. Green felt then needs to be attached to the inside of the base of the product. The felt should have a self-adhesive backing, so the it should simply be laid into place to glue. ...read more.

The above preview is unformatted text

This student written piece of work is one of many that can be found in our GCSE Resistant Materials section.

Found what you're looking for?

  • Start learning 29% faster today
  • 150,000+ documents available
  • Just £6.99 a month

Not the one? Search for your essay title...
  • Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

See related essaysSee related essays

Related GCSE Resistant Materials essays


    Wind Load: To design against wind, Australian Standard AS 1170.2 needs to be used. The first step is to determine what terrain category the structure it is situated within. Our structure is located in suburban Melbourne (region A) and according to the standards, it is in wind category 2 1/2.

  2. Create and sell an accessory collection (starting a small business)

    But I had to make a difference between people of 12- 20, 25-40, and more than 40 years old. The first thing I had to do was to design the accessories, I drew on a paper different designs and I showed them to different people with different ages and evaluate their opinion and if they will succeed or not.

  1. We have been asked to redesign the conveyor belt system on a Cold Milling ...

    ^k * 10 ^6 Where k = 3 for ball bearings L = (10.8 / 2.3327) ^3 * 10^6 = 99.24 * 10^6 revolutions This is the similar for all the bearing in the design as they all have the same dynamic capacity.

  2. Analysis of Existing Products.

    Durability: Usually objects made out of wood and metal have a high durability. But these portable bookshelves do not have a high durability. They have a medium durability due to the wheels below them. This is because the wheels have a lot of pressure on them and can easily be spoiled due to the movement.

  1. Which type of 19mm sticky tape is the best?

    Adhesives are used at home, at the workplace , school and in industry. The adhesives vary with the purpose for which they are intended for. Adhesives are essential to the manufacture of footwear, automobiles, nonwoven fabrics, plywood and timber articles, paper and packaging materials, textiles, and other products based on plastics.

  2. My aim of this experiment is to recognize which material is the greatest sound ...

    shown in my preliminarily results they are based on a varying sound frequency, therefore this proves this is an unfair experiment. Therefore I decided to develop my experiment by using a sound generator connected to a loudspeaker, which would give me the constant sound frequency and therefore give more accurate

  • Over 160,000 pieces
    of student written work
  • Annotated by
    experienced teachers
  • Ideas and feedback to
    improve your own work