in this instructable i am going to make a wooden boat toy from an old pallet and to scraps that i had laying aroud in my workplace. the boat is powerd by 2 rubberbands . this is my second istructable so its not perfect but i did realy enjoy making it and i hope you like it .
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Step 1: Step 1 the idea
I got the idea to make a boat when i walked through a toy shop i saw a plastick boat . After some google searching i got the idear to make it rubber powerd (picture 1 ). So it was an even better toy. i started sketching and making a plan .
Step 2: Step 2 : clean up your work shop
my entire shop workshop was a mess after my last project so i had to clean it up before i could go to work
( remember a clean shop is a safe shop)
Step 3: Step 3 glue the plan on to the wood
i used a part from a pallet for the wood .To glue the plan on to the wood i used a glue stick and painters tape this makes it really easy to peel the paper of after you are done sawing .
Step 4: Step 4 sawing the boat
i used a jigsaw to make the cuts ( i don`t have a band saw ). but before you saw anything make sure to wear the appropriate protection and that the work peace is clamped firmly (dust collection isn't a bad idea either) .
to make the peddle i used very thin peaces op scrap
Step 5: Step 5 drill a few holes
first i drilled a hole on each side for the rubber bands to go trough . than i drilled the hole for the plugs who are going to hold the rubber band in place
Step 6: Step 6 file some details and make 2 plugs
u used a file to shape the boat and to make a window in the cabin. than i used a file and some sandpaper to make 2 small plugs with a hole filed half trough.
Step 7: Step 7 glue up
i use water resistant glue to glue on the cabin and the plug`s .
Step 8: Stap 8 assemble and lacquer
u assembled the paddle and gave the hole thing o few coats of spray lacquer .
the last file is a video of the boat going trough the water .