I made a replica of my wife's Kitchen Aid stand mixer for her, and a copy of my cordless drill for myself.
I began this project with just a few bits of scrap wood, and after many hours of work, these are what I ended up with. I hope you like them. Thanks for taking the time to check this out.
Step 1: Shaping the drill
I drew out the shape of a drill on some scrap material, and used a jigsaw to cut it out. I used my rotary tool to further carve down the shape. Sanding attachments were used to smooth out the shape, and it was finish sanded by hand.
Clamps were used to carefully hold down the item to my table as I worked on it.
Step 2: Painting base coat on drill
Light coats of yellow spray paint were added. The key to a good finish is to spray on many light coats rather than a couple of heavy ones.
Step 3: Mixer top section
Wood filler was used to fill in cracks, and a small dowel was added to complete the front detail of the mixer top.
Step 4: Mixer stand
I used my rotary tool to carve down the shape and sand it smooth. Wood filler was used to fill in any gaps and cracks, and the piece was finish sanded with 220 by hand.
Step 5: Mixing bowl
Step 6: Connect mixer top to stand
Step 7: Painting base coat on mixer
Step 8: Drill details
A 1/16" bit was glued into the drill using super glue.
Step 9: Mixer details
The knobs are the ends of sewing pins, painted and glued into pre-drilled holes.
The bowl was glued to the mixer base with wood glue after the paint was scraped away from the areas to be glued. A small piece of dowel was painted and added to represent the mixing attachment.
After all the paint and sharpie marks were thoroughly dry, both the drill and the mixer were sprayed with a few coats of crystal clear acrylic gloss spray to finish them off.