Shark From Reclaimed Wood

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Introduction: Shark From Reclaimed Wood

I saw this shark on internet long time back, wanted to buy but it was out of stock. I never thought of making it myself as i am not a wood-worker and don't have proper tools not even a wood saw. Thanks to COVID and a rotting table i decided to give it a shot, luckily it came out decent, what do you think? Now it is a integral part of monsoon washed walls of my roof top garden.

Best part of this project is that it doesn't need much tools and can be easily customized to whatever is available with you. This Instructable is also more of a story of how i made it.

Supplies

wooden plank 6ftX1ft

Wood saw

nails

empty white plastic container( empty toothpaste tube or shampoo bottle works best)

hammer

pencil

Step 1: Cut the Plank

Starting with a plank of 6ft by 1 ft i cut it half so that i have 2 pieces of 3ft by 1ft.

Step 2: Draw the Pattern

Draw shark head outline on the wood. Don't worry about symmetry, errors will make it look better. But if you want it perfect you can download shark face template from my other Instructable

https://www.instructables.com/id/Shark-Sugar-Cookie-Decorated-With-Creamy-Royal-Ici/

Step 3: Cut

You can use band saw to cut this in 5 minutes or like me, cut it using combination of metal cutting saw without handle and plier+ hammer to cut and wedge the wood respectively.

I have cut inner part first. Be careful while wedging as wood can split easily along the grain length.

Step 4: Make Lower Jaw

Cut inside cutout in half and use 3 pieces to make lower jaw.

Step 5: Nail Down

Assemble all pieces as shown and attach them using nail and other cut pieces.

Nail length should not be more than twice the thickness of wood else it will poke out from other side.

Step 6: Teeth

Cut white plastic container in triangular pieces and nail them on back side as shown.

I have used discarded food container.

Hope you liked my shark. Please share your makes and feel free to ask in case of doubts.

Have fun!!

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7 Comments

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jimbayes
jimbayes

10 months ago

Thank you for posting this project. This is something I would make.

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zanyriothaus
zanyriothaus

10 months ago

I love it! Our next door neighbors always let us use their pool so this would make a great thank you gift for them!

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WandringGyro
WandringGyro

Reply 10 months ago

good idea! it will add a shark to your friendship

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AnandM54
AnandM54

10 months ago

Impressive project and also fun too..!! Superb

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WandringGyro
WandringGyro

Reply 10 months ago

thank you

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PinCushionCook
PinCushionCook

10 months ago

Love the shark, and the fact that it can easily be made by non-woodworkers (like me)!

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WandringGyro
WandringGyro

Reply 10 months ago

Thanks fellow-non-woodworker, would love to see your make