Drafting – Traditional Toolbox
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You have just inherited your grandfather’s carpenter’s toolbox (see picture). Having served him successfully for 50 years as a carpenter you would like to preserve both his memory and his toolbox design. In this assignment you will accomplish this.

Assignment:

Toolbox designs - Part 1: Draw a hand-drawn 3 view orthographic and an isometric of the toolbox. Part 2: Draw it next in Inventor.
  • Part 1 - Using a tape measure, determine the measurements required to duplicate this toolbox design. Once completed, prepare a 3-view orthographic drawing and an isometric drawing (by hand, in pencil) of the toolbox with dimensions sufficient for someone else to accurately recreate this toolbox in wood. Be sure to include all required dimensions and place them using standard line weights, conventions and units. Be sure to include a title block with your name, project and date in the lower right corner. Someone should be able to build this toolbox exactly as your grandfather's without speaking to you. Please hand in your hand-drawn design with your name and date.

  • Part 2 - Using Inventor software make an electronic drawing of the same. Be sure to include all parts (.ipt’s) and an
    assembly drawings (.iam) and your finished presentation drawing showing all
    relevant and appropriately placed dimensions. When finished with your drawings, either pdf them or print screen them and save them up to your portfolio space, under a separate project called "Toolbox".

Toolbox designs - Part 3

Design a Traditional Toolbox Modified for a Trade
Part 3 - Our first design challenge will be to design and build a modified traditional toolbox similar to the one we have drawn in Inventor. You will modify your toolbox design for a particular trade (Change your Inventor Designs) and then, Build it!

  • Step 1 will be to research toolbox features considering your tools \ trade \ skills \ needs. Customize our current design to fit your particular trade (i.e. Add a tray for planes, screwdrivers, pliers or specialized tools, Add a locking device, etc.) Be sure to include all required dimensions and place them using standard line weights, conventions and units. Be sure to include a title block with your name, project and date in the lower right corner. (See your notes D1, task 1 and 4 for help on this aspect.) You must maintain the style of the present box. For example no changes to the materials, drastic changes in shape. You must be able to build it with the materials we have on hand here in the shop.
  • Step 2 - Write a description of your design and modifications – How and why did you modify it? Your modifications do not need to be drastic or revolutionary; A simple screwdriver shelf for example is fine.
  • Step 3 - Update your Inventor drawings to reflect your changes and submit them in hardcopy to me. Be sure to include all parts (.ipt’s) and an assembly drawing (.iam) and your finished presentation drawing showing all relevant and appropriately placed dimensions.
  • Step 4 - Write a detailed procedure list describing all construction steps.

Your Portfolio entry for this project should document this process above under a page "Toolbox Project" - the hand drawing, Inventor design, modifications and finally, the build. Include a photo of your finished box on your portfolio.

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