Three Rivers Festival Parade Float & Raft Race Building Workshop

Event Details

Date(s) & Time(s)::

May 17, 2014 at 10:00 AM until 1:00 PM

Location: Historic Wells Street Pedestrian Bridge, Fort Wayne Outfitters & Bike Depot

Email: Miss3riversdirector@yahoo.com

Event Description

April 18, 2014 Updated Apr 18, 2014 at 10:04 AM EST

The Three Rivers Festival is hosting a FREE Raft & Parade Float building workshop on May 17th, from 10:00am - 1:00pm.

Come out and learn how to build an award-winning Parade Float OR an awesome cash-winning Raft Race entry!

Basic Raft Materials List
Here's what it takes to build an 8'x8' Raft as pictured below:

2 sheets plywood - 4' x 8' x 5/8" chipboard
8 - 2" x 4" x 8' studs
1 - box 1 5/8" deck screws (approx. 150)
1 - box 3" deck screws (approx. 50)
2 - rolls of galvanized pipe strap (approx. 40')
1 - box of 3/16" flat washers (approx.100)
4 - 55 gallon barrels
This is a suggested materials list for a basic raft; your design may need more materials.

No need to bring anything to the workshop -- we'll have materials on hand to construct a sample raft for demonstration purposes.

The FREE workshop will be instructed by Dan Wire and will be held at the Historic Wells Street Pedestrian Bridge and Fort Wayne Outfitters & Bike Depot. Please click below to fill out your RSVP form.




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