[Music plays]

Entering an animated train a robot is making stuff as a T.V. screen shows an assembly line. The robot searches through a trunk, throws out items, then leaves the train, and passes by a "Making Stuff" sign with his circular robot sidekick.

A lively theme song says
Make, make, making stuff,
making stuff.
Make, make, making stuff,
making stuff.
Making stuff, making
stuff to play with.
Making stuff,
making stuff to eat.
Making stuff,
let's all go together 'cause
Making stuff,
there's new friends to meet.
So come where not
many get to go,
As Wiz and Gears,
start the show!
Make, make, making stuff
making stuff!

Wiz and Gears visit a canoe making workshop.

Gears says YAY CANOES!
I CAN'T WAIT TO...
AW, HE'S
ALREADY FINISHED!

Wiz says NO GEARS, HE'S JUST
BUILDING THE FRAME.

Gears says I SEE!
THIS IS LIKE A BIG MOULD
TO BUILD A CANOE ON!
HE ATTACHED THE FRAME
WITH A PIECE OF WIRE?
I GUESS HE'LL SHOW
US WHY LATER...
AND I'LL SAY,
"OH, I GET IT..."

Wiz says FIRST HE'S SAWING THE
CEDAR WOOD INTO STRIPS.

Gears says I DUNNO...
CANOES ARE PRETTY ROUND
AND THOSE STRIPS
ARE PRETTY STRAIGHT.
HOW WILL HE DO IT?
GOOD IDEA.
WASHING HELPS
ME THINK TOO.

Wiz says NO GEARS, HE'S
GOING TO STEAM THEM.

Gears says HAH! IT'S A BOX WITH A
KETTLE ATTACHED!
OLD SCHOOL!
BUT WHY SOAK THE
WOOD AND STEAM IT?
OH HE JUST LOVES TO
KEEP US IN SUSPENSE!

Wiz says PERFECT TIME TO MAKE THE
OTHER PARTS OF THE CANOE.

Gears says THIS IS ONE OF SUPPORT
PIECES FOR THE MIDDLE.

Wiz says IT'S CALLED A THWART!
AND THERE'S THE YOKE,
AND THE SEATS.

The builder weaves the seats.

Gears says I'LL TAKE YOUR
WORD FOR IT.
HE'S MAKING ONE
OF THE SEATS NOW.
SOAKING THE CORD MAKES
IT EASIER TO BEND.

Wiz says WHICH REMINDS ME...
I THINK WE'RE GONNA FIND
OUT WHY HE STEAMS THE WOOD...
LET'S SEE.

He takes the strip out of the steamer and bends it.

They say OHHHHHH!

Gears says YOU STEAM IT SO YOU CAN
BEEEEEEND IT INTO PLACE.

He bends the strip sin place and nails them to the frame.

Gears says IF HE DID THIS WHEN THE
WOOD WAS DRY IT WOULD SNAP!

Wiz says THAT ISN'T GOOD!

Gears says NO,
I AGREE.

Wiz says THESE PIECES ARE
CALLED THE RIBS.

Gears says HAH! JUST LIKE
ON A PERSON!
THEY GO RIGHT DOWN THE
SPINE OF THE CANOE.
THIS PIECE GETS
BENT EXTRA TIGHT.

Wiz says SO WE'LL COVER IT WITH
THIS METAL STRAP
TO MAKE SURE IT DOESN'T SNAP!

Gears says NICE RHYME.
WE'VE SEEN THIS
BEFORE WIZ!
SANDING TO MAKE
THE WOOD SMOOTH...

Wiz says AND PREPARE IT FOR
THE VARNISHING!

Gears says THAT'LL PROTECT IT
AGAINST THE WATER.
WIZ, WHAT ARE THE CHANCES
THIS CANOE WILL GET
WET AT SOME POINT.

Wiz says I'D SAY PRETTY HIGH!

Gears says TIME TO COVER
THIS CANOE UP!
BUT HOW'S HE GOING BEND
THESE BOARDS OVER THE FRAME?
THAT PIECE IS WAY TOO
BIG FOR THE STEAMER!

Wiz says HE GETS IT DAMP
LIKE BEFORE...

Gears says HE STEAMS IT...
BUT WITH AN IRON!
A REGULAR EVERYDAY IRON!
WHO KNEW YOU COULD USE
AN IRON TO BUILD A CANOE!

Wiz says AND LOOK... WHEN HE
NAILS ON THE BOARD,
IT GOES THROUGH
THE WOODEN RIB...

Gears says AND THEN IT HITS THE
METAL FRAME BEHIND IT
AND BENDS...
AND LOCKS THE
WOOD IN PLACE.
BRILLIANT!

Wiz says AND THESE NAILS
DON'T RUST!

(music plays)

Gears says HE USES THIS TOOL TO
MEASURE THE CURVE,
AND THEN CUTS THE NEXT PIECE.

They say OOOOOOH!
NICE.

Wiz says COOL SOUND!
THIS IS CALLED PLANING.
PUH-LAINING.
SMOOTHING OUT THE CURVE.

Gears says NOW REPEAT STEPS ONE
THROUGH FIVE UNTIL COMPLETE.
ALMOST DONE!

Wiz says HEY GEARS REMEMBER THAT
LITTLE WIRE THAT HELD
THE FRAME TOGETHER?

Gears says OH YEAH!
HE'S PULLING IT OUT.
I GUESS IT WAS JUST THERE
TO HOLD IT TEMPORARILY.
NOW WE CAN LIFT THE
CANOE OFF THE MOULD!
SO THAT'S WHAT THE WIRE
WAS FOR...NOW I GET IT.

Wiz says YES, YOU SAID YOU
WOULD SAY THAT...

Gears says YES,
AND I SAID IT.

Wiz says HERE WE GO.

Gears says EASY...
BAM!
LOOK AT THAT!
IT'S BEAUTIFUL!

Wiz says WE'RE NOT DONE YET!
WE NEED TO SAW
OFF THE RIBS.

Gears says THAT SOUNDS CREEPY.

Wiz says YEAH!

Gears says AFTER THE TOP
GETS FINISHED,
AND THE WHOLE CANOE
GETS VARNISHED,
WE NEED TO WRAP
IT IN CANVAS!

Wiz says THIS WILL MAKE IT
EXTRA WATER PROOF!

Gears says LOOK, IT'S LIKE
A BIG HAMMOCK!
DROP IT IN NICE
AND TIGHT...
THEN CUT OFF THE
EXTRA MATERIAL.
I'M PRETTY AMAZED WIZ.
TO MAKE A CANOE,
YOU NEED A STAPLER...

Wiz says A CUTTING KNIFE...

Gears says AN IRON,
A KETTLE,
A SAW,
AND A HAMMER!
ALL STUFF YOU COULD
FIND AROUND THE HOUSE!

Wiz says PLUS YOU NEED TO KNOW
WHAT YOU'RE DOING.

Gears says OH, RIGHT. I ALWAYS
FORGET THAT PART.
MORE STAPLING...
A LITTLE GLUE...
BUT WIZ, I'VE NEVER SEEN
A CANVAS CANOE BEFORE.
HELP ME HAVE ANOTHER
"OH I GET IT" MOMENT.

Wiz says WE'RE GOING TO SEAL IT
WITH A NICE COAT OF PAINT!

The builder paints the canoe blue.

Gears says OH,
I GET IT!
THANKS WIZ.
AWESOME.
WEE!
I LOVE THIS CANOE WIZ!
LET'S SEE IF SHE FLOATS!

A clip shows people rowing in the river.

Gears says PEOPLE LOVE THEIR
CANOES, WIZ!
WHAT A GREAT WAY
TO GO EXPLORING!
HEY WE COULD DO IT TOO!

Wiz says I'M PRETTY GOOD
WITH A PADDLE!

Gears says ON SECOND THOUGHT, LET'S
RIDE WITH SOMEONE ELSE.

The builder appears on paddling on the canoe he just built. He ties some red balloons on the back of the canoe.

Wiz says NICE BALLOONS!

Gears says HEY WAIT FOR US!
WE WANT TO RIDE TOO!

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