1/2" plywood sheet 4.0' X 4.0':
6.0 to 7.0 mil plastic sheet 5.0' X 5.0':
3/8" carriage bolt 1.0" long:
roll of duct tape:
large washer such as a plastic lid:
Lift air supply (a leaf blower):
propulsion system (optional):
|Cut the plywood into a 4.0' diameter circle.|
|Drill a 3/8" hole in the center of the plywood for the carriage bolt.|
|Drill a second hole 1 foot from the center of the plywood to fit the air supply nozzle.|
|Sand all sides and edges of the disk to remove splinters and sharp edges.|
|Lay plastic sheet on plywood disk and cut about 6 inches larger than the disk.|
|Use your plastic lid as a washer and place the bolt through the lid, the plastic sheet, and |
the plywood disk (through the center hole) and place a nut and washer on the other side to secure
all the parts together.
|Tape the edge of the plastic securely around the outside edge of the disc and then |
staple through the plastic into the edge of the plywood disc to secure the plastic.
|Cut about 6 2" holes in the plastic about 6" from the center of the|
disk. These are to allow a small amount of air to escape on which the craft rides.
|Secure the air supply nozzle in the hole you made for it in the plywood disk.|
|Turn on the leaf blower and have fun! ;-)|
|WARNING: IF YOU USE AN ELECTRIC LEAF BLOWER, DO NOT ATTEMPT TO OPERATE THIS PROJECT ON WATER! OPERATING ON WATER WILL PRESENT A SHOCK HAZARD THAT COULD RESULT IN DEATH.|