In this instructables I'll show you how you can make a beautiful wooden baby or toddler rattle out of old recycled skateboards. It's so fun to work with old skateboards, it's so colorful and you get beautiful results!
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Step 1: Preparing the Skateboards
First you need to peel off the griptape. It helps when you heat it up.
Make a rough surface for the glue with the sander.
For these baby/toddler rattles we will use the flattest part of the board: the middle section. So we'll cut off the nose and tail on the bandsaw.
And we will be cutting two strips of 14mm wide. Because my middle piece will be 14mm thick. For one rattle we will need 2 strips. You can glue and clamp them together right now, for 24hours.
Step 2: Shaping the Rattle
Now transfer a round shape onto 14mm thick wood and cut it out on the bandsaw.
It's easier to cut out the inside first than cutting the outside first.
You can sand the inside smooth with the dremel, but that's not that important, because nobody will see it.
Now transfer your pattern onto 8mm thick plywood (or other wood), do this 2 times, and cut it out on the bandsaw.
First you'll glue on one side, than the handle, than put the rice or pasta inside. And after that you can glue on the top, so it's closed.
Step 3: Adjusting and Finishing the Shape
You can cut it flush on the bandsaw and sand it smooth with the belt sander.
I rounded over my edges on the bandsaw.
Finish up with some mineral oil.
Now you're ready to shake!
If you want to see the full video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M8lxWo_pWDs
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