Wooden RC Swamp Boat

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Project by woodshaver posted 01-20-2012 04:08 AM 4431 views 8 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I hope this qualifies as a wood working project. It’s an electric RC boat that I built for my 8 year old grandson a while ago.
It’s plywood over Styrofoam and fiber glassed. I used a razor knife to cut most of the wood. If you have 5 minutes you can see more of the build on YouTube.
It took me about a month to build this boat. I didn’t have a plan I just went at it with my thoughts on this one.
This project had me doing a lot of different types of tasks as you can see. The video will show a lot more. My Grandson was shocked when I gave it to him.

-- Tony C UAW, St Augustine FL, My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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#1 posted 01-20-2012 04:20 AM

That’s cool man, nice work.

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#2 posted 01-20-2012 04:34 AM

Great build – I would classify it as a woodworking project, it’s got wood and a grandchild – that is all you need :-))

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#3 posted 01-20-2012 05:05 AM

Neat Project!

-- Ryan

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#4 posted 01-20-2012 07:26 AM

Fun and unique project.

-- Custom furniture

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#5 posted 01-20-2012 09:08 AM

Fun project, bet you’re your grandsons’ hero now : ) Is that a round workbench it’s on?

-- Karen - a little bit of stupid goes a long way

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#6 posted 01-20-2012 11:06 AM

I know someone that getting voted the coolest Grandpa award from a little guy! What a neat project, I’m sure he loves this to death! Great work.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#7 posted 01-20-2012 02:12 PM

Awesome.. Great build.. I really like unusual out of the norm things to build.

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#8 posted 01-20-2012 03:50 PM

Hey Kaybee,

It’s a fold down wall table. It’s on a piano hinge and can be folded up and stored against the wall. I built that in the garage of the last house that we owned before we moved to Florida.

Thanks for all the nice comments everyone!

Tony C

-- Tony C UAW, St Augustine FL, My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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#9 posted 01-20-2012 07:34 PM

That’s a wonderful miniature and I’ll bet that you had a lot of fun doing it.


-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#10 posted 01-20-2012 10:07 PM

Looks awesome. Ready to go on the tv show Swamp loggers

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#11 posted 01-21-2012 04:18 PM


i used to be into rc planes and i would have liked to have that one

-- >> my shop teacher used to say "do the best at everything you make for your mom because you're going to see it for the rest of your life!" <<

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#12 posted 01-23-2012 10:15 PM

That is badass! That shows ingenuity!


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