Step 4: Aluminium Sides: Cutting Out

Tools; Hacksaw / Metal Vice / Soft Jaws

Put the two aluminium sides together so they are cut at the same time (saves time and makes them identical). Cut the aluminium using the hacksaws I would recommend using ‘soft jaws’ in the vice to avoid marks appearing on the aluminium. Remember to tell the kiddies to cut in a straight line downwards and to rotate their work in the vice.
Your students must LOVE your class. Awesome tools + phone holders?
Thanks :) the majority have a great time and end up with a lovely thing to take home. I think its important they make something they can relate to and use.
nicely done with the inspiration... rotate, rearrange repeat is a really great idea!<br>-stu
Thanks, I will shortly be adding an instructable that focuses on creativity and goes into more depth on how to turn the unexpected into the .......... awesome!
Nice idea... what lacks for sure in the shops can be creativity! its so easy to just give kids step by step without getting them to think in a different way.
out of a scale of 1 to 10 how cool it is i would say 12!! its so cool
Thanks, are you going to make one?
+11 four you !
That is awesome. Great looking final product, too. Subbed.
Thanks, its a new project I created this year so students understand what is involved in engineering..... which as it happens is a new GCSE I started last year :)

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