How to Make a Toy Wildcat by Austin
1. Gather your materials-
· Find a picture of your desired animal (needs to show whole body)
· Print out the picture at roughly 4x6 inches
· 1/8” piece of ply wood to draw template on
· 2x6” blank
· Sand paper
· Paint and paint brush
· 4 wheels
· 4 axels
· Wood glue
· Band Saw
· Drill Press
· Palm Sander
Step 2: 2. Find a Picture of Your Animal Online (shows Whole Body)
Step 3: 3. Print Out the Picture of Your Animal
Step 4: 4. Animate and Cut Out the Picture (Give It a Side Angle Perspective)
Step 5: 5. Create a Template- on a 1/8” Plywood Board or Much Sturdier Wood That Won’t Rip, Trace Your Picture and Then Cut Out on Band Saw.
Step 6: 6. Trace Template Onto a 2x6” to Make a Blank, Use the Band Saw to Cut Out the Trace of the Template.
Step 7: 7. Router Edges of Blank to Give It a Nice Curved Edge All the Way Around.
Step 8: 8. Use Drill Press to Drill Two Holes Into the Legs Where the Axels Will Go.
Step 9: 9. Sand the Blank to Give It a Smooth Surface
Step 10: 10. Paint You Toy With Your Desired Pattern Based on Your Picture.
Step 11: 11. Put Your Wheels and Axles in the Wholes With a Little Wood Glue and Complete Your Toy!
The best part of making this toy wildcat was learning to be better at using the Band Saw. If I could change one thing next time, I would have double checked the hole size for the axles.