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MANUFACTURING A BASIC DVD / CD STORAGE UNIT
SINGLE ITEM / HAND MADE - 1

V. Ryan 2007-2017

 

The DVD / CD storage unit seen below has five main parts:

Two sides of exactly the same shape and form.
Three dowels that hold the unit together.

Views A and B (below) show how the dowels line up with ‘blind’ holes in either of the sides. The sides and dowel are glued together using an adhesive such as PVA.
The advantage of this design is that the parts could be transported / posted to the purchaser who would then follow simple instructions to assemble the entire unit.
This would reduce the cost of the unit to the customer.

 

 

 

     

STAGE ONE: MDF has been selected as the material for the sides. A card template is used to draw round the shape. The card template can be used many times to help produce a high number of sides, depending on the number of DVD storage units being manufactured.
The holes to be drilled later are also marked out using the template.

STAGE TWO: The shape is cut by hand using a fretsaw. This allows accurate cutting and shaping.

STAGE THREE: The holes for each of the dowels are drilled using a bench drill. First, the work is secured to the drills table with a G-clamp.

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