2018-11-06 (Tu) Magnet Fish Spectacular

Building a round platform from particle board happened last time but no good photos were taken. This time, the focus was adding holes to the board where the fish would rest and occassionally pop up.

Arranging fish on platform

Fish were made from plastic mixing bowls which had been shown before, but this time we had lots of bowls. One of the sticker eyes went missing so we wound up with a cyclops fish. A big portion of the meeting was about how to best build the whole structure and space out the fish holes.

Cyclops fish

Once it came time to make the holes, we got help from a kindly man who owned a jigsaw and was willing to let us use it. We all took turns cutting holes. The holes were started by drilling a large  hole with a handheld drill.

 Top of circular platform

Not surprisingly, the holes weakened the already flimsy wooden platform. It was not so weak as to cause worry but it could become a factor. Installing a continuous hinge across the center or straight braces should fix the issue.

Bottom of platform

The rest of the posts for this project have been arranged by date.

First time here?

Completed projects from year 1
Completed projects from year 2
Completed projects from year 3
Completed projects from year 4
Completed projects from year 5

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