Thanksgiving, Christmas, the end of the year is not a good time to be a turkey.
It is a good time to be a Maker, though, as inspiration abounds.
So, I present a small model that you can use as a decoration, a place-marker, or as a simple gift your children can decorate and send, flat-pack, to relatives around the world.
Step 1: The Files
I used Joel's photo as a guide to draw a template in Inkscape, scaled for 3mm thick material.
I've attached the files here in several formats, so anybody with access to a laser cutter or a coping saw can make their own.
Step 2: Cutting and Construction
When you have cut out your pieces, construction is a simple mater of slotting together.
If you find your pieces are a little too snug, a few swipes with a needle file will sort you out.
Step 3: Family Fun
I like plain wood, but these turkeys are ripe for decoration - your younglings can draw, colour or paint the parts to decorate your homes.
If you have a family meal, you can use the birds as place-markers, drawing or engraving names on the tail.
Being slot-together, the decorated parts can also be safely sent "flat-packed" to distant relatives around the world...
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