Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Estonian metal work

Constructing a Hammer

·         A cube of iron 20x20 mm (10x10)  7cm (5 cm)
·         A wooden billet of birch (pine) 20x20  25 cm (10x10  25 cm)

·         Saw out the shape of the hammer
·         Mark down the hole for the handle
·         Drill the handle hole
·         File the handle hole until it becomes oval
·         File out the shape of the hammer
·         Polish
·         Surface your handle until it fits for the hammer
·         File the handle round
·         Polish the handle
·         Fit the handle into the hole of the hammer
·         Polish the completed hammer

Constructing a Spade

·         Sheet metal (thickness 0,5 mm)
·         A wire (diameter of 2 mm and a length of 490 mm) for strengthening the handle
·         2 rivets (diameter of 3 mm)

·         Jot down the layout of the parts of the spade and mark the borderlines of these parts you are going to cut off
·         Cut out the layout
·         Mark down the dotted lines on the bending places
·         Hem the longer sides and frontside of the spade
·         Bend the sides of the spade
·         Bend the backside
·         Bend the cotters of the corners and hem them
·         Mark down the layout of the handle and the 
wire mounting of the hem
·         Cut out the layout of the handle
·         Prepare the borders for mounting the wire
·         Straighten and clean the wire
·         Bend and mount the wire
·         Bend the handle and fit it to the backside of the spade
·         Mark down the holes for the rivets and pierce the places
·         Insert rivets on your handle
·         Last but not least, fine-tune your spade

Cooking - Estonia

Autumn salad

·         Half of a smaller cabbage
·         A longer cucumber
·         6 tomatoes
·         500 g of ham
·         5 boiled eggs
·         500 g mayonnaise
NB! Prepare your salad in a glass bowl!

1.       Grate the cabbage
2.       Chop up the cucumber, tomatoes and ham to small cube-shaped pieces or bars
3.       Peel the boiled eggs and smash with a fork
4.       Lay half of the ingredients into the bowl, each one to a separate layer: cabbage to the first layer in the bottom of the bowl, secondly cucumber, then tomatoes, ham and eggs. Cover the layers with half of the mayonnaise (250 g) with a spoon.  Poke your salad full of holes with a knife for the sauce to reach the bottom layers as well.
5.       Lay the second half of the ingredients in the same order of layers and cover with the rest of the mayonnaise. Poke some more holes through the layers.
6.       You may as well serve the salad immediately or leave it in the fridge for a while.

Monday, February 13, 2012



To make the manual metal works we thought of recycling workshops.
Four different activities have been carried out

The objectives we wish to achieve are:
·         Recycle metal materials
·         Foster the creativity in our students.

First workshop. 
Title: Aluminium boxes

ü  Glue
ü  Aluminium foil
ü  Chocolate boxes, cardboards... to be recycled
ü  Jewish polish

The manual craft develops as follows:
ü  Wrap up the box with creased aluminium foil.
ü  Fix the aluminium foil onto the box, especially at the corners.
ü  To give the work an old-looking aspect, you can apply Jewish polish with a brush.

Second workshop
Title: Rings

ü  Nespresso capsules (metal)
ü  Aluminium foil
ü  Glue

The manual craft develops as follows:
ü  Take a piece of aluminium foil (23cm. x 5cm.) and roll it up making a thin roll.
ü  Give each roll the length of each child finger.
ü  Separate the aluminium border of the Nespresso capsule from the rest of the recipient (the coloured part).
ü  Flatten the coloured part to get the bottom part of a flower. Then, decorate it with the aluminium border.
ü  Join both parts with glue. The ring (little roll of aluminium foil) and the flower (made with the nespresso capsule)

The ring is ready.

Third workshop 
Title: Can for pencils

ü  Metal cans
ü  Magazines
ü  Glue

The manual craft develops as follows:
ü  Make little rolls with magazine papers (you need enough rolls so as to cover the whole can surface)
ü  Cover the metal cans with glue and stick the rolls on it.
ü  Let the glue dry. Afterwards you’ll be able to keep your pencils, marking pens...on it.

Fourth workshop
Title: bracelets made of ring-pulls.  

ü  Satin ribbon
ü  Ring Pulls from soft drink cans.

The manual craft develops as follows:
ü  Fold the ribbon in half.
ü  Introduce the first ring pull, and each ribbon end in one of the holes.
ü  The first ring pull shouldn’t reach the ribbon final end.
ü  Introduce the rest of the rings in the same way.
ü  The number of rings will depend on the width of the wrist.