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If you’re looking for a bare-bones hovercraft build, this take on the familiar leaf-blower design from is about as minimal as it gets. Besides the leaf blower, it’s just a couple circles of plywood, a lawn chair, and a shower curtain for the skirt. [Thanks, Dad!]


Sean Michael Ragan

I am descended from 5,000 generations of tool-using primates. Also, I went to college and stuff. I write for MAKE, serve as Technical Editor for MAKE magazine, and develop original DIY content for Make: Projects.



  1. His version of “half an inch” appears to equate to a real world inch ;^)

  2. Leaf blowers are fun to work with.  This project is simple and fun.  

  3. Dean Howes says:

    I compared a few Blower/Vac combo units before choosing my mulcher. Ultimately, I’m very happy with this machine.

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