So over the last few years, my art room stools have been falling apart. You can see the one below with no seat!Some are much worse than the one above, this one I was able to reattach the seat to the bottom frame.
So at CTC I know another instructor, John Ciprian, who agreed to have his students draw up some designs for some easily assembled(by my elementary students) slotted stool designs. This is part of my self initiated teachers-taking-advantage-of-other-teachers-good-nature-program.
This is the machine the plywood was cut on. John explains the machine saying there is a very small enchanted dragon, contained in a small box that spits out fire that actually does the cutting of the plywood. I always thought it was done by lasers or some such, but what do I know.
First some sanding of the rough edges and then slide the parts together. The slots are necessarily tight so the stools don’t wiggle. I believe at this point Ms. Gabbi was complaining about a splinter.
The shots above are the glue up and the assembly. I had the students assemble the stools once, check for fit, finish sand and file, and then reassemble with glue.
Most of the assembly was done by Gabbi, Mason and I believe Audra? I’m ‘gonna have to double check.
After the assembly, I had the students paint the stools green.
Two schools+various students+two teachers=two completed stools. A good time was had by all!