How to make decorative wooden buoys, which can be hung, or placed somewhere. I made these at TechShop San Francisco (www.techshop.ws). This could be a great classroom project.
Step 1: Cut Your Wood
Cut your wood into blocks. You can use whatever size or wood you like, but I used one piece of 2" x 2" x 8' pine, which was only about $2, and I was able to make 24 buoys.
Step 2: Drill Holes
Drill holes in the wood if you want to hang them. You can be as precise as you'd like, but I just eyeballed it. I used a drill press, but a hand drill will do just fine too.
Step 3: Rough Shape It
Make two diagonal cuts near the top with a band saw
Step 4: Rough Shape It More
Flip it and make 2 more diagonal cuts
Step 5: Sand Them
Sand them down to remove sharp edges. I used a belt sander, but you can sand by hand if you like.
Step 6: Paint Them
Paint them - I used acrylic paints, but you can use whatever you'd like. You can tie a string through the hole if you'd like to hang them. You're done!