Hi all, hope you have been able to enjoy the day so far. As I may say if we were in school “you can use practical skills when you are at home!” I have set aside the model house building project for today but will revisit it again. I hope you have been thinking about a few of your own ideas that can be incorporated.
The pressure is on to get my tomato plants out into the glasshouse. The problem I have is that the plant pots have drain holes that allow the excess water to drain out but all over the floor of my small tomato plant house. This is the problem I am solving today using a lot of the skill we use everyday in the woodwork room 👌.
I have had the idea that some sort of tray under the pot would solve the problem ✔️
The first step is to take a few measurements. Can you name the tool I am using for this task? Have a look 👀 in the photo below.
Step 2. Making up the suitable material. Can you name the tools in the photo along with the wood type above?
That’s right I have set out some 2×1” white wood, pencil, tape measure, sanding block & panel saw.
The plan is becoming clearer I hope 👍. The trays are going to be 800 x 400 x 22 mm and I need 3 of these the same. Can you give me the above measurements in cm?
Excellent 80 x 40 x 2.2 cm, too easy I hear you say!
So far so good 😄. What do you think the next step is after sanding down? Excellent – it is out with the paint brush, first primer, then undercoat before the final colour coat ✔️
I hope you enjoyed this problem solving project so far. I need to let the paint dry before the next finishing off & completion stage. As is said “there will be more to follow!”
Good Luck with your projects and keep the feedback coming, it is always good to keep in touch. 😄 👍