Monday, 9 September 2013
A Box of Memories- Sarah-Rose's Personal Project
What is a hope chest? A hope chest is a wooden box; a place to store special things. Women use them to put things like baby clothes they want to pass on, wedding dresses, special table cloths and so on, anything special that they want to keep and remember.
For my personal project, I wanted to build a hope chest out of recycled wood from the Christchurch earthquakes. The earthquakes taught us that if we don't look after our special things, we can lose them very easily. I wanted to have a hope chest as a safe place to keep my special things. I wanted it to be made out of wood that would have been thrown out after the quakes so my Grandfather helped me to find an old oak bedside table from a house that was demolished. If I hadn't used the bedside table, it would have ended up at the dump.
ask my Grandad to help me with this project (he is a great carpenter!)
find some nice wood
research the design I wanted
draw the design
learn basic carpentry skills
build the hope chest
design the laser design to go on the top
find someone to do the laser design for me
write up my personal project work
I am proud of what I have achieved. The box looks beautiful and one man at Grandparents Afternoon keep telling me, "You did a very good job on your box. Well done." That made me feel very happy.
Here's a link to my Animoto.