Introduction: Homemade Wooden Log Snowmen

This is an instructable on creating one or multiple wooden snowmen! This is a fairly simple instructable, but it does require the use of some power tools. Note that this is my first Instructable, so you will have to bear with me! Also I am not responsible for any injury to self while making this Instructable!

Step 1: Items Needed

Items you will need:
*(1) 4" width log/stick
*(1) 3" width log/stick
*(1) 1.5" width log/stick
**(a few) twigs to be cut up to eventually create arms
***(2-6+) metal screws (depending on how many snowmen you wish to create)
**** Power Drill & Variety of Drill Bits
**** Miter Saw
**** Phillips Head Screw Driver
**** (Optional Wood Burner)
(*) Logs should be at least a foot in Length

Step 2: Step 1

First cut the logs into 2" thick peices(Cut as many peices as you want to make snowmen)
(Picture 3)
(Picture 4) is what the cut peices should look like.

Step 3: Step 2

You next need to cut the sides off of the previously cut pieces in order for them to stack.
(Picture 5) Only cut about a quarter of an inch off of pieces.
Note: That the bottom piece and the top piece only need one cut; while the middle piece will need two cuts (One on top and one on the bottom)

Step 4: Step 3

Next you will need to drill holes in the middle piece for the twigs to later be put on.
*You should use a drill bit size similar to the size of the twigs width*

Step 5: Step 4

Now you need to drill holes on the faces of the pieces that were cut in STEP 2
*Again you should select a drill bit size that is similar to the size of the screws you are going to use in the next step

Step 6: Step 5

Now you need to take the screw and screw it half way into the hole drilled in (STEP 4).
This process is shown in the picture listed.

Step 7: Step 6

Cut off the head of the screw so that the pieces can be attached, and be firmly held together.

Step 8: Step 7

Screw the pieces together using the exposed side of the screw

Step 9: Step 9

Lastly you should glue in the twigs into the holes drilled in (STEP 3)

Step 10: Finished!

Feel free to take the existing design and modify/add steps to make it your own! These are great gifts for family members especially if you don't want to spend a whole lot of money!

Comments

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SherylinRM (author)2016-12-22

Now THAT is inventive.

VERY smart of you :)

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builder6100 (author)2014-11-18

I recently bought a woodburner with multiple tips at my local Michael's craft store for $25 and I have seen them on amazon for not too much

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spinnychic (author)2011-12-26

Where did you get the wood burner from??? Or is there something else I could use to burn into the wood? I love these....

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Try an old screwdriver or something similar, and heat it with a flame.

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xiaoxiangkuo (author)2011-12-31

yes

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Conthodar (author)2011-12-27

I actually received the wood burner from a family member; Im pretty sure that you could pick one up fairly cheap at the local hardware store. You could always try to drill in reverse; with a smaller drill bit which might create a burned look. Just a suggestion. Your best bet is still with a wood burner!

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Conthodar (author)2011-12-22

I have tried multiple times to submit this Instructable into the Holiday Gift Challenge, but it doesn't seem to be making it into the entries list. Any suggestions?

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scraptopower (author)Conthodar2011-12-23

It often takes 24 - 48 for an entry to get into a contest, as the staff have to approve them (not in all contest though).

Great instructable, you have my vote!

I personally would plane a flat spot on the logs before slicing them, I think it would be safer .

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Conthodar (author)scraptopower2011-12-23

That's a good idea! Thanks for the advice!

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mikeasaurus (author)2011-12-22

I like these, a fun and easy project!

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