GAME BOXES UNIT

IMPORTANT

THE CHESSMEN, STYROFOAM, LEATHER AND CHECKER HOLDER ARE PRICED AS SEPARATE UNITS.  THEY ARE NOT INCLUDED IN THE GAME BOX UNIT PRICE.

GENERAL COMMENTS:

MASS PRODUCTION:
The method used to teach this unit is different than the method used for the other
 projects.  The teacher sets up the work stations and tests each before the students
come to class.  During class time the teacher trains a worker for station 1 while the
rest of the class watches and learns what is being done at that station.

After training is done at station 1 everyone goes to station 2 and a worker is
trained for that station.  That is repeated until all workers are trained for each
station.  Each student knows what everyone else is doing and this loads the
production line, ready to go to work.

When the students come in the next period everything is ready to go and each
student does their part of the production.  They make enough boxes for each
student to have 3 boxes.  It is a good idea to make a few extra.

FINISHING, RUBBER FEET AND GLASS:
These units are necessary parts of the game boxes.  Work is individual just like
other units in THE PARKE SYSTEM.   Each student on their own at their own rate.

FLOCKING , LEATHER  AND CHECKER HOLDER:
These units are optional.  Work is individual on these units.

Two of the boxes are used to store the chess pieces.  The other box is used to store
the checkers, chessboard and other games.  Flocking is used to finished inside the
third box.  If you do not make the checkers and chessboard you will not need to make
the third box and would not do the flocking and checker holder.

Leather is an insert that goes in the side of one of the boxes.  The initials of the person
who will own the boxes is stamped in the leather.  This could be eliminated.
 
 

EXPERIENCES / ESTIMATED TIME

 MASS PRODUCTION
  ( 3 minutes per box )
    Flow charts and symbols
    Table saw
    Jointer
    Bands
    Router
    Drill press
    Go-no go gauge
    Nailing 
    Plastic resin glue
    Disc sander
    Dowel joints
    Assembly fixture
    Backwash
    Dowels

 FINISHING  ( 5 hours )
    Finish sanding wood
    Applying oil finish
    Rubbing out finish with steel
       wool and paste wax

 RUBBER FEET  ( 3 hours ) 
    Molding rubber 
    Vulcanizing rubber 
    Marking with dowel centers 
    Drilling rubber 

 LEATHER  (1 hour )
   Tempering leather
   Stamping leather
   Die cutting leather
   Leather finish
   Leather to wood adhesion

 GLASS  ( 2 HOURS )
   Cutting glass 
   Seaming edges of glass 
    Engraving glass 
    Etching glass
    Rubber to glass adhesion 

 FLOCKING  ( 1 hour )
   Masking for painting
   Flocking

 CHECKER HOLDER  ( 3 hours ) 
    Fiberglass cloth and mat
    Fiberglass lay-up
    Silicone spray release
    Willow
    Fiberglass resin and catalyst
    Gel coat
    Fiberglass to wood adhesion

 

REQUIRED ITEMS
    1.  The Parke System, Special tools and manuals available only from Parke.
    2.  STANDARD TOOLS, available from traditional sources.
    3.  MATERIALS, hard to get items are available from Parke, others from traditional sources.
 
                    PRICES FOB    SPRINGFIELD, MO
          SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE
        CONTACT FOR PRICES

The Parke System
 Using The Parke System spinning lathe

MASS PRODUCTION UNIT
    SPECIFICATIONS NEEDED See comments

 For a picture of the item click on the beside the item

 

  Mass production tooling, set 

       Assembly fixture

       Drill fixture 

       Bandsaw fixture

       Go no go gauge

       Nailing fixture

       Router fixture

       Tablesaw guard & miter

       Dowel cut off fixture

  $500.00    

 

 

 

  Rubber feet mold

$100.00 

1

  Alignment fixtures, set of 8

$20.00  

  Cutting fixture

  $35.00 

 Silk screen and squeegee

$50.00 

1  

 7/16 inch feed through punch

 $30.00 

1

  Router safety holder

 $25.00 

 

4  

  Glass manuals @ $15.00 each

$60.00 

 

4

  Finishing manuals @ $11.00

$44.00 

 

 

4

  Flocking manuals @ $11.00

$44.00 

 

 

4

  Feet manuals @ $17.00

$68.00 

 

 

  Production manuals @ $33.00

 $66.00 

 

 

 

TOTAL

 $1,042.00 

 

 

 

ADDITIONAL, see comments

 

 

 

 

     Replacement screen only

$30.00  

 

 

     Rubber feet mold, 1 x 15 x # classes

$100.00 

 

LEATHER UNIT

 For a picture of the item click on the beside the item

1

  Die cutter

$100.00 

 

  Manuals  @ $11.00 each

$44.00  

 

 

TOTAL

 $144.00  

 

 

 

ADDITIONAL, see comments

 

 

 

     Hydraulic press required

$340.00  

 

 

CHECKER HOLDER UNIT

 For a picture of the item click on the beside the item

 1 

  Mold and clamp

  $100.00

 

 4 

  Manuals  @ $15.00 each

 $60.00  

 

 

TOTAL

 $160.00  

 

 

 

ADDITIONAL, see comments

 

 

 

 

  Mold and clamp, 1 per 15 x # student

 $100.00  

 


COMMENTS ON ORDERING:

FOR MASS PRODUCTION


1.  A table saw is used to cut the stock to length.  A special guard and miter has been
   designed for the table saw.  Some teachers prefer to use a radial arm saw to do the
   cutting.   While I do not feel it is as safe as the setup we used on the table saw, the unit
   is available without the guard and miter for the table saw.  Contact me for price without
   the guard and miter.

2.  Some saw table tops are too small to accept the standard tooling.  For those instances
   other tooling has   been designed.  In those cases it will be necessary for me to talk to the
   teacher to make different tooling.

3.  The router safety holder is also used with the Sign unit.  Only one is needed per lab.
 

FOR LEATHER
1.  A hydraulic press is required.  It does not take long, so unless you have a large
    number of students in a class, or short courses, a second press is probably not needed.

FOR CHECKER HOLDER
1.  The mold can be used only a maximum of one time per day.  For this reason extra
    molds are recommended.
 

STANDARD TOOLS
FOR MASS PRODUCTION

  Surfacer, does not need to  be in the lab,
     just available  to the teacher.

1 per lab

  Table saw, 10" or larger preferred

1 per lab

  "C" clamps, 4" or larger

9 per lab 

  Screwdriver 

1 per lab

  Try square

1 per lab

  Framing square

1 per lab

  Router with 6" diameter base,
      Diameter of the base is critical.

1 per lab

  3/8" straight flute router bit 

1 per lab

  Drill press 

1 per lab

  1/4" dia.  twist drill bit, have extra,
      in case of breakage 

1 per lab

  Jointer, does not need to be in the lab,
      just available  to the teacher. 

1 per lab

  Band saw, with 1/2" blade, or narrower

1 per lab

  Gallon can, or small cardboard box

1 per lab

  Chair, or stool 

1 per lab

  Claw hammer, small size preferred 

6 per lab 

  Glue brush, 1/2" wide

2 per lab 

  Potable electric drill, two recommended   for higher production. 

1 per lab

  Needle nose pliers 

1 per lab

  Small side cutter pliers 

1 per lab

   Water container, a 1 gallon open top
     can is ideal 

1 per lab

  Disc sander, the larger the better
     Use about 60, or 80, grit abrasive

1 per lab

  Drum sander for wood lathe. or one
     on a second drill press 

1 per lab

  Wood lathe, or a second drill press,
     for the drum sander

1 per lab

  Pencil sharpener

1 per lab


 

MATERIALS
FOR MASS PRODUCTION

ITEM

UNIT 

PER
 STUDENT 

 PARKE 
 PRICE 

 SOURCE 

    Ends, S2S 3/4" x 2" x 9", select a solid 
       wood that take an oil finish well.  Do not 
       cut to length.  The 2" widths must all
       be identical.

each

6

 

 

    Sides, S2S 5/16" x 2" 16 1/2", same wood 
       as ends.  Do not cut to length
       The 2" widths must all be identical.

each

6

 

 

    Bottoms, plywood, 1/4" x 9 5/16" x 15 7/8"
      About any kind will work, just do not use 
      plywood with large voids in the core.   Rip  to
      9 5/16" WIDTH.   Do not cut to length.

each

3

 

 

    1/4" diameter hardwood dowels   2 ft.

foot

2

 

 

    Plastic resin glue.  Some schools have 
      used Aliphatic glue.  The problem is, 
      the working time is much shorter. 

 

 

 

 

    Disc sander discs for your sander,
       60, or 80, grit 

each

1 extra
per class

 

 

    Non-toxic particle mask to use with
         the disc sander

 

 

 

 

    #2d nails 

   pound 

.025*

 

 

    5/8" #18 brads 

pound

.01 *

 

 

* VARIES WITH STUDENT WASTE

PROCEDURES FOR PREPARING THE STOCK FROM ROUGH LUMBER
  1.  S2S to as thick as possible, minimum 3/4".


  2.  Joint one edge of each board.


  3.  Rip to width of 2 1/4".   Do not joint after each cut.


  4.   Lay about a dozen  pieces down flat with one end of each piece even with the ends of the       ends other the other pieces.

 

  5. Apply glue to about 1/2 inch on the end of each board on the ends which are even.  You will probably have to glue up several batches of boards to have all of the lumber glued up.

 

  6.  Stand the pieces on edge, have the ends with the glue even.  Use a bar clamp to clamp together. 

 

  7.  After the glue has dried, run all of the glued-up pieces through the surfacer and remove 1/8 from one side.  

 

8.  After surfacing all pieces on one side,  turn the boards over an surface to exactly 2 inches width.

 

9.  Use a saw to cut the glued end off so you will have individual boards.   This sounds like a lot of trouble, but it gives you all boards of the same width and saves a lot of problems. 

10.  Use a bandsaw to resaw about 60% of the stock.  You will get a thickness just
       under 3/8".   Do not use a table saw, a  table saw will make it too thin.

11.  Surface the rough side of the 3/8" inch material to a thickness of  5/16.
 
 

STANDARD TOOLS
FOR FEET

  Sharp knife 

2 per 15 

 

  Straight tin snips 

1 per 15

 

  3/8" x 6" wood dowel 

1 per lab 

 

  Rawhide or wood mallet

1 per lab 

 

  3/4" box end wrench 

1 per lab 

 

  3/4" socket and ratchet handle   

1 per lab 

 

  Oven, 350 F,  timer desirable

1 per lab 

SOURCE 12

  Machinist vise 

1 per 15 

 

  Scissors

1 per 15 

 

  Drill press 

1 per lab 

 

  1/2" twist drill bit 

1 per lab 

 

   3/32" twist drill bit 

1 per lab 

 

   Pliers 

1 per lab 

 

   Claw hammer

1 per lab 

 

   Ball peen hammer 

1 per lab 

 

 

 

MATERIALS
FOR FEET

ITEM 

UNIT 

PER
 STUDENT 

 PARKE 
PRICE

SOURCE 

   Uncured rubber.  This material has a shelf life of less than a year if stored in a hot area.

 package 

.1

$1.30

     PARKE

   Silicone spray

 

 

 

 


 
 

STANDARD TOOLS 
FOR FLOCKING 

  1/4" x 10" x 16" plywood

1 per lab for each color of flock 

  1" paint brush

1 per 10

  Vacuum cleaner or compressed 
      air with dusting nozzle

1 per lab

 

 

MATERIALS
FOR FLOCKING

ITEM

UNIT

PER
 STUDENT 

 PARKE 
PRICE

SOURCE

   Masking tape, 3/4" wide 

foot

5

 

 

  120 grit abrasive paper

 

.125 *

 

 

  Flocking, color of your choice

 ounce 

2 *

 

 

  Enamel paint to match color of flocking

quart

.033 *

 

 

  Mineral spirits to clean brushes

 

 

 

 

* VARIES WITH STUDENT WASTE
 
 

STANDARD TOOLS 
FOR FINISHING 

  1/2" twist drill 

1 per lab 

  Drill press 

1 per lab 

 

 

MATERIALS 
FOR FINISHING 

ITEM

 UNIT 

 PER
 STUDENT 

 PARKE 
PRICE

 SOURCE 

   Danish oil, water based preferred 

pint 

.25 *

 

         17

   80 grit abrasive sheets 

  sheet 

1 *

 

 

   120 grit abrasive sheets

sheet

1 *

 

 

   Steel wool, grade 000

pad

1

 

 

   Satin wax for Danish oil 

 ounce 

2 *

 

 

   Waste rags or paper towels 

 

 

 

 

* VARIES WITH STUDENT WASTE
 
 

STANDARD TOOLS

FOR GLASS

  Glass cutter

1 per lab 

  Silicone carbide stone 

1 per lab 

  Vibrating engraver

1 per lab 

  Water container, gallon can, 
     from the cafeteria 

1 per lab 

  Cotton, or leather gloves

1 per lab 


 

MATERIALS
FOR GLASS

ITEM

UNIT

PER
STUDENT

PARKE
PRICE

SOURCE

    Glass, 3/16" crystal, 9 1/2" x 31 1/4" 
      with seamed edges 

each

1/2

 

 

    Kerosene or light oil in oiler can 

 

 

 

 

    Newspapers

 

 

 

 

    "Etchall" cream, 
      This has a shelf life after opening

ounce

1/12 th *

 

 

    Paper towels 

 

 

 

 

    Natural tooling leather, 7 to 8 ounce,
      need  3/4'" x 2" piece for each student,
      Do not  precut 

each

1

 

 

    3 m Transfer adhesive

roll

1 per lab

 

 

    Scrap glass for practice cutting 

 

 

 

 

  * Varies with student waste.
 
 

STANDARD TOOLS 

FOR LEATHER 

 1/2" stamps for leather 

1 per lab 

SOURCE  7

  Mallet, wood

1 per lab 

 

 1/8" dia. nail set 

1 per lab 

 

  Sharp knife, or single edge razor blade

1 per lab 

 

  "C" clamp

1 per lab 

 

  Small sponge, or waste rag 

1 per lab 

 

 

MATERIALS 
FOR LEATHER 

ITEM

 UNIT 

PER
 STUDENT 

 PARKE 
PRICE

 SOURCE 

  Natural tooling cowhide practice
     pieces, 3/4 oz. 1 1/2" x 3 3/4" 

each

1

 

7

  Neatlac 

 

 

 

7

  Aliphatic glue (Titebond

 

 

 

 

  Wax paper, about 2" x 4", don't precut

each

1

 

 

 

 

STANDARD TOOLS 
FOR CHECKER HOLDER

  Disc sander

1 per lab 

 

  Postage scales

1 per lab 

  SOURCE 5 / 6

  Eye dropper

 2 per lab

 SOURCE  2 

  Paint brush, 1" wide, or less 

1 per lab 

 

  Wood or metalworking vise

1 per lab 

 

  Mallet, wood, rubber, or rawhide

1 per lab 

 

  "C" clamp

 4 per 15 

 

  Particle mask 

4 per lab 

 

  Scissors 

1 per lab 

 


 

MATERIALS 
FOR CHECKER HOLDER

UNIT

 UNIT 

PER
 STUDENT 

  PARKE 
PRICE

 SOURCE 

   Fiberglass cloth, 1 1/4" x 24", 2 oz. 
      Precut to size

 sq. ft. 

1/4

 

2

   Fiberglass mat, 1 1/4" x 24". 7 1/2 oz.
     Precut to size

sq. ft.

1/4

 

2

   Silicone mold release 

pint

1 per lab

 

2

   Willow, 1/4" x 1" x 14 3/4" 

each

1

 

 

   Tongue depressor 

each

1

 

2

   Paper measuring cup, 6 oz. 

each

 

 

2

   Fiberglass resin and catalyst 

quart

1/13 th

 

2

   Chemically inert gloves for use with 
      resin and catalyst

pair

1

 

2

   Hand cleaner for uncured resin 

quart

1 per lab

 

2 / 6

   Paper towels

 

 

 

 

   80 grit abrasive paper

sheet

1/2

 

 

   Toothpicks

 

 

 

 

   Epoxy glue and hardener

ounce

1/15 th *

 

6

* VARIES WITH STUDENT WASTE

POSSIBLE SOURCES
    I have no connection with these sources.  There are
    other sources, these are just where we purchased ours.

SOURCE 2
  IASCO, 5724 West 36th Street
        Minneapolis, MN  55416

SOURCE 5
 "Office Supplies" in Yellow pages of phone book.

SOURCE 6
 Local discount department store.

SOURCE 7
  Tandy Leather Co., or other leather company in Yellow pages of phone book.

SOURCE 8
 "Hobby Supplies" in Yellow pages of phone book.

SOURCE 12
   The best and most economical oven is an electric kitchen range.
 Several schools have let it be known they needed one and some
 parents donated a good use one to the school.  To buy a  new one
 look under "Electric Appliances, Major"  in Yellow pages of phone book.

SOURCE 16
  Automotive store

SOURCE 17
  Grizzly Industrial 1-800-523-4777
 

 

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