2018-11-13 (Tu) Magnet Fish Spectacular

A workshop day was arranged so the team could tackle some of the construction. This meant moving a kiddie pool from my basement to the workspace at the team captain's apartment. Usually, I enjoy carpooling, but this time it was bothersome.

Carpooling, 24Eng style

At the apartment's workshop, we organized tasks for everyone. I am in red, making ramps to go under the fish as the platform rotates above it. This was accomplished with a 1x6 piece of lumber cut into ramp shapes. I used a jigsaw since it was handy. Ryan, in a white shirt, was in charge of fishing rod construction.

Building parts

The wooden platform was painted blue, to look like water. Tinsel strips were put on it to give a shimmery effect, but they were removed later. We also tried to add Modge Podge for a shinier look, but that was also removed.

Painted and tinseled pool

The ramps I had constructed were attached to a piece of wooden pegboard and placed under the pool. One fish was placed in a hole, and the platform was spun, and the fish did elevate. Fins will be attached later so that the mouth closes more when they sit low on the platform.

Short video demonstration of the fish going around on the platform

Ryan took his job of fishing rod construction seriously and added handles, lines, and holes to otherwise ordinary oak dowels.

Ryan, making our fishing implements

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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