Introduction: DIY: Homemade Trawl

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This simple DIY Trawl will help people collect plastic and clean water bodies.

Step 1: Things/Materials You Will Need:

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Plastic container

Paint Strainer

4 Paint Brushes

Jump Rope

Wood

Drill
Screws

Scissors

Exacto Knife/box cutter

Step 2: Cut Open the Mouth of the Container Using an Exacto Knife And/or Scissor.

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Step 3: Drill in a Hole on the Sides of a Container to Attach Rope.

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The hole should be in the center, about 2 inches from the edge.

Step 4: Cut a Slot for the Wood.

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Take one long piece of wood and measure its width and height .Relay these measurements onto the box to create slots for the wood to pass through.

Step 5: Cut Open the Slot Using an Exacto Blade Following the Measurements You’ve Made.

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Step 6: Slide the Wood Across.

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Step 7: Saw the Handle Off the Brush So It Can Grab the Micro Plastic.

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Step 8: Attach by Drilling the Brushes to the Back of the Wood.

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Step 9: Cut Slots on the Rim of the Container to Weave the Paint Strainer.

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The slots should only be the width of the blade.

Step 10: Attach the Rope.

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Step 11: You Are Ready to Trawl! :)

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