Tugboat toy, first attempt to build one

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Project by Skiedra posted 02-27-2013 08:38 PM 1824 views 2 times 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 02-27-2013 08:41 PM

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

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#2 posted 02-28-2013 11:43 AM

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

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#3 posted 02-28-2013 12:01 PM

The first of many toys.

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#4 posted 02-28-2013 02:37 PM

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

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#5 posted 02-28-2013 04:50 PM

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 03-01-2013 04:54 AM

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

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#7 posted 03-01-2013 10:12 PM

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

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