I was curious to see what would happened if I tried to drill an illustration onto some plywood. Ended up with a day time night time decor piece.
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Step 1: Tools
All you really need is a print out of an illustration. I found my online and took it to the printers. Had it cheaply blown up to A1 size as a potter/blueprint/engineer print out.
You'll then need a sheet of plywood the size of the illustration, a drill, a different sized drill bits.
Step 2: Drilling
I ended up only using 3 sizes of drill bits
Step 3: Drilling
There was no real plan here. I just used the bigger drill bit for the thicker parts of the illustration, then worked my way around it. I did use the smaller drill bit for the important parts of the illustration (nose, mouth, eyes) to get more details.
Step 4: All Drilled
Step 5: Night Time
I stuck some LED lights on the back to light it up at night.