The handy swing is a swing you can take with you wherever you go in the nature. He is made so you can put him in a bag because he is only 20 at 50 centimetre. In the next stept you will see how to make the handy swing an you can also see the instructions for use. Have fun and enjoy the handy swing !!

Step 1: Materials

First of all, there are a couple of materials necessary to make the handy swing.

-First you can choose about plywood from 15 are 18 centimetre make sure your plate is about 2 meters long and a half meter wide.

- The second material you need is a rope from at least a half centimeter thick and 30 meters long.

- You also need two snap hooks and two iron pleated hooks. Now we can begin creating the handy swing !

Step 2: Sign Off the Plates

You take you plate and you will draw a cross from 20 to 50 centimeters. Make sure the cross is standing nicely in the middle. Now you draw at both ends from the end of the line of 50 centimeters a line from 12 centimetre. Now you connect the different ends with a nice cure, you do this with your free hands so be attentive! Do this three times.

Now you have to draw a rectangle from 28 on 16 centimeters on two of the 3 plates. You have to draw this rectangle nicely in the middle from the figure you draw before this step.

After you have done this you have to draw the holes hoes will come in the plates. they wil come at 2 centimeters from above and 3 centimeters from the side, and this in all 4 corners and in all the plates.

Step 3: Drill the Holes in the Plates

After you have draw the holes you have to drill them in the plates. For sure you have to use a wood drill for this. Drill two holes from 1 centimetre and two from a half centimetre.

Step 4: Cutting Out the Plates

For cutting out the plates whe take a jigsaw this because the form is to difficult to cut out with a normal wood saw.

You have to saw a little bit away from the line so later you can further assamble. You cut also the rectangle out you draw. You also cut a piece from 1 centimetre wide between the two upper holes and the rectangle. Do
this with both plates.

Step 5: Finishing the Rectangles

Before you will shoot the plates together you have to finishing the rectangles. You have to do this with a file and with many precision!

Step 6: Shooting the Plates Together

After you have finishing the rectangles you have to shoot the three plates together. Whe do this with a compressed air stapler. This because it is very strong and it is ethically also more nice than a nail.

Step 7: Sanding the Surface of the Plates

You have to take a sander are just a sandpaper and you sanding al the surfaces of the plates for a perfect finish!

Step 8: Making the Winding System

Now the plate of the swing where you have to sit on is ready you have to make the system for turning the rope on. This system wil be incorporated in the two plate layers.

First you have to cut out two circles with a radius of 6 centimetre and two other circles with a radius of one and a half centimetre.

After you have done this you have to make in the circles with a raius of 6 centimetre 3 holes of 1 centimetre.

Now you have to shoot twice the little and big circle together with the compressed air stapler.

At least you have to fix the two circles to the top plate. You have to do this with a screw of 5 centimetre.

Step 9: The Last Staps

So, now we are at the final staps ! But before we can using the swing we still have some things to do.

First we have to screwing the iron pleated hooks into the plates. You have to do this in the two hols from a half centimetre.

After this you have to cut the rope of 30 meters in the middle. Now you fixed each rope to a snap hook, you do this with a carpenter stich.

Finally you first hang the two musketons around the iron pleated hooks. After this you put the other ends of the ropes threw the plates in the hole of 1 centimetre. Now turn the rope around the circles and fixed it with a carpenter stich.

Now you also can finish the swing with a painted texture found by yourself !

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