Our sample project was to turn a rod of tool steel into four different riveting tools and fabricate a holder for them. This was such a great way to get familiar with the equipment and feel as if I accomplished something. I appreciated that professor Thurman created a sample project where the end goal was to have a wonderfully useful set of tools.
I chose to make my riveting tool pouch mainly out of leather with metal and bead accents. By incorporating the metal into the pouch I created a situation where I used my new riveting tools right away. The beaded element is covering a magnet which adheres to the steel tools creating the closure.
Once we completed the sample project, it was time to move on to the machining final project. For this project we were to turn a piece of brass rod into five machined pieces. Once the pieces were made we were to use them to create a cohesive piece.