Wednesday, July 05, 2006

032 - Hand Cut Put Put Boat


Listen to 032 - Hand Cut Put Put Boat
July 5, 2006

The put put boat is a steam powered boat. In this use, they are hand made from either baking pan aluminum or flashing. The boiler is made by cutting and flattening a soda can, folding it, then epoxying in two straws.

Hand cut put Put boat.
Here, we use a hand saw to make the cuts for the put put boat.
Be careful not to lose the cut off pieces.
Pre drill your holes before screwing into the little pieces.
When you make your hull, you can use either baking pan aluminum, which is pretty soft and malleable or you can use aluminum flashing.
Baking pan stock can be cut with scissors, but flashing needs to be cut with snips.
Be very careful with the sharp aluminum.

Photos
http://flickr.com/photos/13559856@N00/sets/72157594188254710/
http://fussingwithstuff.com/
Make a Putt Putt boat - http://www.sciencetoymaker.org/boat/index.htm
wikipedia steamboat - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steamboat
How a put put boat works - http://www.nmia.com/~vrbass/pop-pop/aapt/crane.htm
How a steam engine works - http://science.howstuffworks.com/steam.htm/printable

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