A separate class was held by our faculty to make us familiar with the machines in the workshop lab because most of us did not know how to work with them. To make the task easier, I was instructed and guided to make another mock model using styrofoam.
I was working with the machines for the first time and the workshop faculty was extremely helpful which made me work whole heartedly.
Even after I made the model with the styrofoam, there was still a little scope for improvement that could be made and incorporated in the final model. I was made to realise that the Styrofoam model looked too mechanical and rigid, it lacked softness and the smooth edges that our fingers have in reality.
The next day I made a final technical sketch, keeping the drawbacks that were pointed out and made sure to make the final grip as smooth as possible.
These are the following steps that I took to make my final grip-
- Final technical sketch
- Gave shape to the siporex block using an ab saw, bench wise and sanding machine
- Made grooves on the wood using the leth machine
- Made holes in the cipher block using the vertical drilling machine
- Gave a final touch to the wooden pieces using the sanding machine and attached it to the siporex block