Intro: GIANT 8-Bit Mario
This is how to make a giant wire stitched mario decoration made with wood squares.
It measures 29 1/" Tall x 22 1/8" Wide
This project is very tideous, and takes alot of patience and time.
Step 1: You Will Need:
You will need:
-Wooden block (to drill into)
Using the table saw, cut strips of 3/8" wood, 1 7/8" wide, then cut them into squares
you will need 143 squares to make mario, making a couple extra never hurts
after sanding each ones edges you now have to
paint them as follows,
Step 2: Drill Holes
using a drill and really small bit, the same size as the wire you choose, drill your holes so they line up when you put the squares together
Step 3: Making U's
cut the wire into 2-3" sections bend them around the pliers making a U
put them through the holes
Step 4: Twist Together
using a drill twist the wire's together and cut down, bend over using pliers or hammer.
Step 5: Make Sections
I found it was easiest to make the sections corresponding to color, then you can easily put it all together after its all the sections are together
Step 6: Make Hanging Wire
Step 7: Cool Bonus Project
Using the piece of wood i drilled into, and all the bits of wire i cut, I put them in the holes and
whooa, pretty cool