Snow Saw, Part 2: Midlife Crisis on a Budget

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Introduction: Snow Saw, Part 2: Midlife Crisis on a Budget

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This is my first carving with the snow saw, it can be found here on instructables.  It took about an hour to cart away the excess snow that I had to dig away with the shovel, then out came the saw.  An hour later and the basic shape was complete.  Then on new years day I added the wheels and some details, and gave it a flame job.  Mid-life crisis averted!  Make sure to vote for me if you like it, and please rate me.  It just takes a second and lets me know how I'm doing on instructables.  Thanks alot and go out and carve something cool!


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Step 1: Tools and Supplies

Tools
  • Snow saw- here's a link - https://www.instructables.com/id/Snow-Saw/
  • Shovel

Supplies
  • Crap load of snow
  • Optional: spray paint or food coloring in spray bottles

Step 2: Envision Envision, Shovel Shovel, Saw Saw, Carve Carve

  1. Start off with a plan of how big you want your sculpture to be.  Take advantage of existing mounds of snow like I did.
  2. If you don't have mounds, do like they do for igloo building, shovel snow into a big pile, rather forcefully, and the wait a couple hours.  The resulting shoveling action will have driven out excess air and compacted the snow.  
  3. Compact snow is best, mine was layered with ice, powder snow and compact snow.  Basically the worst thing to carve, but the snow saw went through it like butter!
  4. Trace out in the snow the rough pattern.
  5. Shovel away the excess
  6. Then bring out the saw and start carving

Step 3: Paint and Sell Before It Melts!

  1. Give it a quick catchy paint job
  2. Wait till dark
  3. Plant in a quick sale sign
  4. Wait for the desperate teenagers to arrive - aka the mark
  5. Make it a quick sale, they'll be happy, well, until they try to drive it away.  Car sales are buyer beware for a reason!  Awesome
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    23 Discussions

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    coolcrafter101
    coolcrafter101

    3 years ago

    OMG this is just beautiful.

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    zack247
    zack247

    9 years ago on Introduction

    no way! i just saw this on the weather network!

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    ivanadrian
    ivanadrian

    9 years ago on Introduction

    dang thats alot of snow~
    over here where i live it only snowed like 5 inches and like the whole comunity shutdown XD

    great snow car, to bad it has to disapear :(

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    dad45
    dad45

    9 years ago on Introduction

    great pics - I need to spread the word on this one.

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    gdhenson
    gdhenson

    9 years ago on Introduction

    Rule #41 - Never take money from a guy in a Morrison Hotel hoodie.

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    rimar2000
    rimar2000

    9 years ago on Introduction

    I am interested, I will pay 1000 dollars. Can you send it to Argentina? Consider that here is midsummer, with temperatures above 35ºC (95º Fahrenheit)

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    rimar2000
    rimar2000

    Reply 9 years ago on Introduction

    I will think it, but seems that will cost more the leash than the dog...

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    zack247
    zack247

    9 years ago on Introduction

    great job on carving that!
    it looks like it turned out really great, no cheap lawn decoration can beat that!