Introduction: How to Make a Toy Bear by Connor Howlett

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Here is how to properly make a bear pull toy step by step.

Step 1: Step 1: Cutting Out Your Animal

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After tracing your animal on the wood, you go to the bandsaw. Make sure that you are keeping you're fingers at a safe distance. Try to get as close to your animal as possible. To keep the blade from snapping, never rotate your animal while using the blade.

Step 2: Step 2: Smooth Over Rough Edges

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After cutting our animal out, take your animal to the belt sander to smooth out any rough edges. To get into small areas, use the small belt sander but do not keep in in one area because it will dig a hole.

Step 3: Step 3: Drill Out Axle Holes

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To drill your axle holes out, use the 7/32 drill bit. To keep it from spinning, put a blank piece of wood under your animal. Remember to go in slow and come out fast to get the cleanest hole.

Step 4: Step 4: Round Off Your Animal

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After you drill your holes out, go to the router machine to round off all edges. Always go from right to left so the wood does not fly. Hold your fingers back to ensure you are safe.

Step 5: Step 5: Sand Your Animal

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Sand your animal on the front and right face. Go from 100, 150, 220 grain to get the smoothest face.

Step 6: Step 6: Design Your Animal

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To design your animal on the wood, practice your paint on a blank piece of paper. Get the paper approved by a teacher, then paint your design.

Step 7: Step 7: Wheels and Axles

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When putting in your wheels and axels, dry fit them before gluing. If they fit well, put the wood clue in the axle hole first, then the wheel, then the axel. There should be a couple of millimeters of room to ensure the wheels will spin.

Comments

DIY Hacks and How Tos (author)2017-11-26

Great way to make classic kid's toys.

cohowlet (author)2017-11-26

wow amazing job !

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