Year 10 GCSE Resistant Materials
The Desk Tidy Project

The student below is in the process of making a pattern which will allow him to make a vacuum formed tidy. The student is using a Pillar Drill with a pattern drill bit in the chuck. He is using this particular bit to make flat bottomed holes in the pattern base. This is a potentially a dangerous bit to use but the student is using all the correct safety procedures. The pattern is clamped down and goggles are being worn.
Behind the Pillar Drill can be seen examples of the clock project.

Below is an example of a finished pattern.
The small holes are called vent holes. They are there to guarantee a good definition.