I hand sketched the carbines on paper and used that as a template on some scrap wood in the garage; for this Instructable I used a web image and converted it into a stencil to download and print. I then used a jigsaw and a drill to cut out the shape. My kids then did a light sanding and we added a clothes pin to the top with two pre-drilled holes so it doesn't split the wood. Finally a quick purple paint job with a spray can finished the project.
- scrap wood
- clothes pins
- small wood screws
I made two of these in less than 30 minutes; with more time one could make one of these into something pretty awesome.