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WOOD TROLLEY - ONE OFF / BATCH MANUFACTURE
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|The building block trolley has been selected for manufacture. The drawing below shows all the major parts, as an exploded drawing.|
|STAGE ONE: All the parts are accurately measured and marked out.|
|A woodworkers try square and marking knife are used to mark the lengths.|
|STAGE TWO: The materials are cut to size using hand tools such as a tenon saw or a bandsaw, for larger sections.|
|STAGE THREE: The lengths of materials are trimmed to exactly the correct measurement.|
STAGE FOUR: The holes for the dowel joints are drilled using a template.
This ensures that the holes are drilled in exactly the right place.
The holes for the wheel bolts are drilled in the same way.
This techniques means that if a number of building block trucks are being manufactured, all the holes are accurately positioned. This allows for batch production.
|STAGE FIVE: The storage box / base. The finger/comb joints are marked out and cut to size. The corners of the storage box are now ready.|
|STAGE SIX: A rebate is created along the length of each side of the storage box. This can be produced by using a rebate plane|
STAGE SEVEN: The trolley is ready for assembly using simple tools such as:
Sash clamps for holding the parts together while the glue sets.
Screw drivers to tighten any screws / bolts that have been use.
|STAGE EIGHT: Appropriate finishes are applied. These include varnish and paint.|
STAGE NINE: Quality Control is carried out. This ensures that the product
is only passed on to the customer if it is in perfect condition.
If damage is discovered, it is sent back down the production line for repair or it may even be dismantled for spares.
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