Introduction: 3Dish Horse Head Made Out of Oak

Made this out of a scrap oak piece for my sis for Christmas this year!

Step 1: What You Need

Bandsaw,
Tablesaw,
Dremel tool with wood cutting wheel and carving bit,
Design with carbon paper,
Image of horse jaw muscle as well as under the chin,
Stain (if you choose to stain it),
150 grit sandpaper
Scrap wood big enough for your design.

Step 2: Trace and Cut Out the Outline of the Horse

Cut you a piece of wood big enough for the horse head with the talblesaw. Next trace the outline of your horse onto the wood. Once the outline has been transferred to the wood use the bandsaw to cut it out.

Step 3: Marking the Details

Next you need to draw the details on the piece. I looked at the images and just free styled it on.. * I changed plans a little bit, instead of making it 2D I decided to make it 3Dish.

Step 4: Cutting the Details

After roughly marking out the details, use the wood cutting wheel to cut the majority of them out. Once you have that done, switch to the carving bit for the more precise details like the eyes, nose and ears.

Step 5: Cutting the Mane and the Mouth

Once the detailed work has been carved out, the next thing to do is cut the mane and the mouth with the bandsaw.

Step 6: Sanding and Staining

Next take the 150 grit sandpaper, and sand the horse head down to where it feels smooth to the touch. After getting it feeling smooth take the stain and stain the entire piece. Wipe away any extra stain, then let dry.

Step 7: Finished

Once the stain has dried you are finished!

Comments

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barnyard123 (author)2016-06-23

also i forgot to tell you in my last comment would it work using ply wood

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I don't think it will work well, due to the plywood being made up of thin wood veneer pieces glued together to make one solid piece. The initial cutting of the outline would be fine, but it is when you begin to shape the piece that you would likely run into some problems. You can give it a shot if you have a scrap piece of plywood laying around, and if it doesn't work you are not out anything. :) I believe that the piece of wood that I used was 3/4 inch thick. Do you have any wood pieces to use..?

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I don't think it will work well, due to the plywood being made up of thin wood veneer pieces glued together to make one solid piece. The initial cutting of the outline would be fine, but it is when you begin to shape the piece that you would likely run into some problems. You can give it a shot if you have a scrap piece of plywood laying around, and if it doesn't work you are not out anything. :) I believe that the piece of wood that I used was 3/4 inch thick. Do you have any wood pieces to use..?

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I don't think it will work well, due to the plywood being made up of thin wood veneer pieces glued together to make one solid piece. The initial cutting of the outline would be fine, but it is when you begin to shape the piece that you would likely run into some problems. You can give it a shot if you have a scrap piece of plywood laying around, and if it doesn't work you are not out anything. :) I believe that the piece of wood that I used was 3/4 inch thick. Do you have any wood pieces to use..?

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I don't think it will work well, due to the plywood being made up of thin wood veneer pieces glued together to make one solid piece. The initial cutting of the outline would be fine, but it is when you begin to shape the piece that you would likely run into some problems. You can give it a shot if you have a scrap piece of plywood laying around, and if it doesn't work you are not out anything. :) I believe that the piece of wood that I used was 3/4 inch thick. Do you have any wood pieces to use..?

author

I don't think it will work well, due to the plywood being made up of thin wood veneer pieces glued together to make one solid piece. The initial cutting of the outline would be fine, but it is when you begin to shape the piece that you would likely run into some problems. You can give it a shot if you have a scrap piece of plywood laying around, and if it doesn't work you are not out anything. :) I believe that the piece of wood that I used was 3/4 inch thick. Do you have any wood pieces to use..?

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I don't think it will work well, due to the plywood being made up of thin wood veneer pieces glued together to make one solid piece. The initial cutting of the outline would be fine, but it is when you begin to shape the piece that you would likely run into some problems. You can give it a shot if you have a scrap piece of plywood laying around, and if it doesn't work you are not out anything. :) I believe that the piece of wood that I used was 3/4 inch thick. Do you have any wood pieces to use..?

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barnyard123 (author)2016-06-23

would I be able to cut it with a scroll saw

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I don't see why you can't.. it will just be a slower process as you will have to go really slow and take your time so you don't break the blade. You might want to try cutting a piece of the wood before, to judge how hard you can push it through.. if I can be of any more help let me know.. look forward to seeing how things go..

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OH I GET IT

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Big Projects (author)2015-12-24

Really Awesome

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Congratulations you have been chosen!!

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Thanks! Have a Merry Christmas

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ninetyninepct (author)2016-01-01

Nice idea for a beginner. 3D should be fairly straightforward. Is it a table / shelf decoration?

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Thank you for your comment, it is actually a gift for my sis for Christmas.. She put it on her dresser.

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amnartist (author)2015-12-31

That horse is so sweet!

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thank you

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bobbles0405 (author)2015-12-25

Very cool. Nice job!

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Thanks! Have a Merry Christmas

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