Introduction: Wooden Claw Keychain

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this instructable will show you how to carve a out a tigers claw out of wood.
you will need :
hobby knives
approx 7cm x 7cm piece of wood
a container
approx 500ml of water

update: i made this when i was 11 so be nice 

Step 1: 1

first cut out a claw like shape out of the wood,
outline it onto a piece of wood an cut it using whatever  

Step 2: 2

soak the wood for a while in warm water, depends on what wood you use, i just used random hardwood but if you have something better suited for carving no need to soak. 

Step 3: 3

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now from there start shaving edges of, its little hard to explain, just play around an use your head 

Step 4: 5

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if you want it to fit on a key ring shape the back like this, but your batter of just making the back flat an screwing in a round hook 

Step 5: 6

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finish off by sanding 


rajr110 (author)2010-09-05

lool yh i agree it dosnt make any sense and it dosnt really "instruct" very well. when i made this i was 11 it was a long time ago id say its pretty decent for a 11 yearold

hobzez (author)2009-09-12


ParaPhrasedProductions (author)2009-07-22

it looks like richards necklace from legend of the seeker

bedbugg2 (author)2008-08-10

it looks a lil bit like a shark tooth

awoodcarver (author)2007-05-09

Is it a 2 sided cut to shape? If so add a pattern, can I ask why would you soak the wood ? May i say hobby knives work fine on softer woods but if the wood is so hard you have to soak it then use a dremel or a pocket knife .Not a clear instructale but a fair carving saying go look at these carvingsand make them

toogood (author)awoodcarver2007-10-13

cool carvings,can you make those ball in a cage things?

awoodcarver (author)toogood2007-10-16

Yes , one of the first thing a woodcarver makes just so we can say we made one , I should try and do an Instructable on it but I don't think it is the best way to learn

Bright Shadow (author)2007-10-03

what kind of wood? oak? pine?

i kill stuffs (author)2007-09-05


lemonie (author)2007-05-10

The title is "how to make a wooden claw keychain", and I don't see a keychain. (incomplete) I see 3 photos of the same thing, and another one. Please add more detail and show the finished item L

rajr110 (author)lemonie2007-05-16

i get what you are saying bu the way the picture up there is the finished item i just havent sanded the hole

lemonie (author)rajr1102007-05-16

Or put it on a chain. Get someone pretty to model this for you? L

HamO (author)2007-05-09

"first cut out a claw like shape out of the wood"
yeah, cut away all the wood which doesn't look like a tiger's claw.

TheCheese9921 (author)HamO2007-05-09

yea, I agree. This instruct. doesn't really make any sense.

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