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I bought a scroll saw about a month ago, I have been waiting to try it out. I Finally had some time to mess a out with it and wanted to start off with a simple project. So I made this silhouette of a cat that will fit on the trim of any door. I love cats and I love woodworking so I'm glad I could do a project that includes both my loves in life.

Step 1: Tools & Materials.

1. Half inch wood (I used plywood)

2. Cat outline

3. Scroll Saw

4. Sandpaper

5. Carpet Tape (optional)

Step 2: Cutting the Wood.

I used thin wood for this project so that I could do it more quickly. With a scroll saw the thicker wood you have the slower you have to cut it. Since this was my first time using the saw I was a little nervous. Once I really started cutting the cat out it was easy. I just went slow and let the blade do the cutting. I love how the scroll saw can cut out tight curves. The only problem I had was cutting out the inside of the tail curve, for some reason the wood didn't want to cut. Overall, it came out great for it being my first project. I didn't have to sand too much.

Step 3: Sanding & Finishing.

I used 120 grit sandpaper to shape a couple of the curves so it wasn't as jagged. I really only spent about 5 mins doing this since It was gonna sit high up on the wall. I used this awesome spray paint/lacquer to finish the cat. It both paints and protects the wood.

Since I was putting the cat above my closet door I wanted to make sure it wouldn't fall and hit me on the head. So I used a piece of carpet tape to secure it to the wall and that stuff is strong!

<p>What a great idea! Maybe I can make a raccoon and squirrel for other doors. </p>

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