Introduction: Wooden Wildcat

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How to Make a Toy Wildcat by Austin

Step 1:

1. Gather your materials-

· Find a picture of your desired animal (needs to show whole body)

· Print out the picture at roughly 4x6 inches

· 1/8” piece of ply wood to draw template on

· 2x6” blank

· Sand paper

· Paint and paint brush

· 4 wheels

· 4 axels

· Wood glue

· Band Saw

· Drill Press

· Palm Sander

Step 2: 2. Find a Picture of Your Animal Online (shows Whole Body)

Picture of  2. Find a Picture of Your Animal Online (shows Whole Body)

Step 3: 3. Print Out the Picture of Your Animal

Picture of 3. Print Out the Picture of Your Animal

Step 4: 4. Animate and Cut Out the Picture (Give It a Side Angle Perspective)

Picture of 4. Animate and Cut Out the Picture (Give It a Side Angle Perspective)

Step 5: 5. Create a Template- on a 1/8” Plywood Board or Much Sturdier Wood That Won’t Rip, Trace Your Picture and Then Cut Out on Band Saw.

Picture of 5. Create a Template- on a 1/8” Plywood Board or Much Sturdier Wood That Won’t Rip, Trace Your Picture and Then Cut Out on Band Saw.

Step 6: 6. Trace Template Onto a 2x6” to Make a Blank, Use the Band Saw to Cut Out the Trace of the Template.

Picture of 6. Trace Template Onto a 2x6” to Make a Blank, Use the Band Saw to Cut Out the Trace of the Template.

Step 7: 7. Router Edges of Blank to Give It a Nice Curved Edge All the Way Around.

Picture of 7. Router Edges of Blank to Give It a Nice Curved Edge All the Way Around.

Step 8: 8. Use Drill Press to Drill Two Holes Into the Legs Where the Axels Will Go.

Picture of 8. Use Drill Press to Drill Two Holes Into the Legs Where the Axels Will Go.

Step 9: 9. Sand the Blank to Give It a Smooth Surface

Picture of 9.  Sand the Blank to Give It a Smooth Surface

Step 10: 10. Paint You Toy With Your Desired Pattern Based on Your Picture.

Picture of 10. Paint You Toy With Your Desired Pattern Based on Your Picture.

Step 11: 11. Put Your Wheels and Axles in the Wholes With a Little Wood Glue and Complete Your Toy!

Picture of 11.  Put Your Wheels and Axles in the Wholes With a Little Wood Glue and Complete Your Toy!

The best part of making this toy wildcat was learning to be better at using the Band Saw. If I could change one thing next time, I would have double checked the hole size for the axles.

Comments

Swansong (author)2016-12-15

This is cute, I like how you did the spots. You may want to update the title to what you made. :)

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