Happy Holidays 2011!
I seen this design in a pattern catalog that I received in the mail.
I thought, I can build that!
So, rather then buy the plans, I have Sketchup and thought I would try and design it myself.
Broaden my Sketchup skills.
I did post my Sketchup model here:
You can PURCHASE the plans here:
The Winfield Collection GINORMAS Reindeer
I am no way affiliated with that company.
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Step 1: Materials needed to build the reindeer
6 Sheets 4' x 8' 3/4" plywood
Oribital sander (or your muscles)
Paint (color of choice, I choose white)
Red spray paint
1/8" guy wire (50')
8 guy wire clamps
4 anchor hooks
4 screw eyes
Corner brackets and screws
Saw horses (to hold the plywood, while cutting)
Xmas lights of your choice
I choose red and white.
Red of course, for the nose!
Step 2: Transfering the design to the plywood
That way, I get everything in correct proportions.
Get the Sketchup file and convert it to vectors. (you will need the Pro version of Sketchup)
Once you have the vectors printed.
I made a transparency with my laser copier.
Then I projected it onto the plywood.
I used a pencil to outline the deer parts.
If you do not have Sketchup Pro, you can use the .jpg above.
Just make copies from that, or trace it out with a vector program.
You could grid it out, too!
Now onto the next step...