Tugboat toy, first attempt to build one

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Project by Skiedra posted 500 days ago 789 views 1 time favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Had to build a toy for my kid’s kindergarten exhibition/sale.

A quick google search found online plans here:

Made from a block of 2×4 ; Jigsawed, chopped off parts of the bottom in front and in the back, followed by lots of sanding.

On top there is a small piece of plank, and a vertically attached dowel + three half-split dowels.

Overall a very simple, fun and rewarding project. My kiddos were impressed :D I guess that’s the main point ;)

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#1 posted 500 days ago

Looks pretty good to me! I wonder if Shipwright will see it! LOL.

-- Improvise.... Adapt...... Overcome!

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#2 posted 499 days ago

This won’t be the last I’ll bet. Nice.

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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#3 posted 499 days ago

The first of many toys.

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#4 posted 499 days ago

That ought to float pretty good. Better seal it up good cause the kids will probably put it in the water to try it.

-- Dewayne in Bainbridge, Ga. - - No one can make you mad. Only you decide when you get mad - -

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#5 posted 499 days ago

Cheers for the kind words, lads.

I won’t seal it – it’s for kids and you can make another one in no time ;)

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#6 posted 499 days ago

Rough, tough and unsinkable – just like they were meant to be. A beaut.

-- gene@toronto.ontario.canada : dovetail free since '53, critiques always welcome.

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#7 posted 498 days ago

Top effort, looks great…I’m sure if you’d have done a small fleet they would have all sailed/saled out very quickly…..

-- Lifes good, Enjoy each new day...... Cheers from "On Top DownUnder" Crowie

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