|Project by dakotawood||posted 03-06-2014 09:58 PM||5067 views||16 times favorited||55 comments|
My girls wanted a little play boat for their miniature American Girl dolls. Since everything A.G. is way overpriced I decided to make them. I found some cheap hearing and eye protection at the store – so off to the workshop we go!
They were made out of 2×6 construction lumber. I’ve never done a bandsaw box, but these were completed very similar to one. I cut off the bottom and top. Then shaped the interior of the middle part as well as the top part with the bandsaw and spindle sander. Glued all three layers back together and did final shaping for the exterior on the osc belt sander.
I shaped the oars on the belt sander as well. Kind of fun actually.
This was the perfect time to try out my new electric wood burning tool I received for xmas. It definitely turned the project into a memorable toy that they’ll cherish forever.
Finished it with spray on shellac. I know not the most durable for a toy – but it will be super easy to do touch ups in future. And if they show some use, even better!
It was then on to my wife for the sewing of the sails. She did great!
They absolutely love them!
-- Travis, South Dakota