Shaping Initials in Iron

Shaping Initials in Iron photo
Sachem High School East students in Keith Connelly’s technology class practiced metal design and production techniques as they crafted their initials out of iron. 

English as a New Language students in grades 9-12 worked through a multistep production process helping to improve upon communication skills through hands on learning activities. Students began production with the study of letter design and then practiced measuring curved lines as they turned their designs into reality. As production continued, students learned to cut and bend metal to mirror the designs that they sketched. Following cutting and shaping, students practiced self-shielded flux core welding to join each initial. 

Concluding the process, students applied finishing techniques such as grinding and finally painted their initials to complete their projects.