|Project by Quixote||posted 09-17-2008 03:25 AM||3887 views||6 times favorited||24 comments|
What a wonderful afternoon with my three year old, building a hula hoop instead of watching Sponge Bob.
This is completely inspired by by Marks blog …Plans for Making A Wooden Hoola Hoop for a 7 Year Old Girl – By Rachel DeCou…http://lumberjocks.com/jocks/decoustudio/blog/5937
Step one of the instructions…”Make a circle of wood.”
I started with a standard 2”x4” , cut 10 strips 1” wide by about 1/8th”.
Soaked in hot water in a pvc pipe for 15 minutes.
Coaxed into a round shape with a ratchet strap for outside tension, a spare tire for inside shape and tension and my three year old applying white glue…
Glue on the strips, glue on the tire, glue on me, glue on the camera, the only thing not glued down was the laughter…
Imagine trying to push spaghetti through a straw…
This is drying overnight, tomorrow knock down some rough spots, round over the edges and on to step two…” Paint the whole thing.”
So far this weighs in at less than 16 oz. with a 24” diameter. ( Standard is about 28” but I didn’t want to take a wheel off of my truck…)
-- I don't make sawdust...I produce vast quantities of "Micro Mulch."