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DIY Wooden Grommets Plan

DIY Wooden Grommets Plan

Simple wooden grommets mounted on the side of a wooden boat.

Recently I was searchin for some good boat plans and found this great plan for these wooden grommets. A dinghy I was building needed a simple means to attach a line to the bow for towing and mooring. I really didn’t want a metal ring bolt sticking out of the transom, but simply drilling a hole through it wasn’t the answer either. These wooden grommets fit the task perfectly.

Wooden Grommets Step-by-step Guide

DIY Wooden Grommets Plan 1. step - Cut three wood discs with a hole in the center. Hole saws are an excellent choice for this operation. The center disc should be thicker than material it will be placed through by slightly more than the thickness of the saw blade you’ll be using the split ti later.
DIY Wooden Grommets Plan 2. step - Glue together with a dowel for alignment.
DIY Wooden Grommets Plan 3. step - Trim dowel flush with the disc faces.
DIY Wooden Grommets Plan 4. step - Bore center hole with hole saw or Forstner bit.
DIY Wooden Grommets Plan 5. step - Shape the edges and sand the center bore to your satisfaction. On large grommets, a roundover bit and a router will do this job. More delicate grommets will require less aggressive methods.
DIY Wooden Grommets Plan 6. step - Split into two rings.
DIY Wooden Grommets Plan 7. step - Bore opening for grommet. Dry fit, trimming and sanding center of grommet to fit.
DIY Wooden Grommets Plan 8. step - Finished assembly.

You can download a full DIY Wooden Grommets Plan in PDF format here.

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DIY Wooden Grommets Plan

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Home made cheap boat seats

Home made cheap boat seats

Finished cheap boat seats mounted on my boat

Boat seats are often very expensive and it is not so easy to find cheap boat seats. I had the same problem when I was rebuilding my boat and so I decided to build my own cheap boat seats that will fit my needs and will be cheap. I managed to build boat seats really cheap, for about 50 € a piece.

First I bought some plywood, about 1 cm thick and cut it to a shape that had no sharp edges. I made two pieces out of that plywood for each of my cheap boat seats. One for the seating part and and one for the backrest part of my cheap boat seats. The dimensons for both pieces were 40×40 cm for the seating part and 40×20 cm for the baskrest part. I then screwed both of the parts on an aluminum rod that I bent by hand. Now I had the frames for my boat seats ready. This is the type of frame that is very strong and you can easily use it for building your cheap boat seats.

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