Introduction: How to Make a Wooden Claw (or Fang)
In this intructable I'll show you how to make a good looking claw(or fang) which you can use as a pendent on a necklace or on a simple keychain.
Step 1: Choosing Your Wood
Choose a piece of wood which would accomodate your futur design.
I had a piece of pine wood lying in my room which was of exact size for my design.
Step 2: Starting Your Design
Draw the outline of the claw on one of the side faces.You can create one or you can search for the design of a specific claw on the net.
Step 3: Some Basic Cutting
Using your coping saw or whatever saw start cutting the outline of your claw.
To make the curve part start cuting vertically until you reach the outline of your design.Check image 3 to see what I mean.
Then incling your saw a bit start cutting the curve part.Check image 5-7 to see the cutting.
Step 4: Some More Cutting
Now turn your piece of wood so that the top part faces you.Trace the design of the front face.Following the line cut the pointed part of your claw.
Step 5: Polishing
Now you can start polishing the pointed part to reveal its beautiful growth rings.I'm using strips of 150 grit paper to give the claw a smooth finish.As from picture 2 and 3 you can see a net difference compared to before.
Step 6: Removing All Straight Edges
Cut the claw to a specific length.Check image 1 to see where to cut. Then you can cut off all straight edges.
Then using your coping saw give the back of the claw a rounded shape.Check image 5 to see what I mean.
Step 7: Further Polishing
Then finally you can polish it to give it a good smooth finish.
Step 8: Drilling
Now mark the place where you gonna drill a hole so that it can be hung.
Using your dremel or whatever drilling machine,drill the hole.Insert the screw.Check image 4.
Step 9: Adding the Chain
Using pliers open one of the rings of the chain and insert it in through the screw.Then you can close it.Insert your Key ring and you've got your Key chain.
To make the necklace insert the necklace through the screw.
If you make three claws you'll be able to make Yoh's necklace like in shaman king.
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