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 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!
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