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  •  How to Build a Burning Man Effigy for Less Than $10 Bucks in Under an Hour.

    Meet Bitty! Other than the craft sticks, I got all of the materials to make him at Dollar Tree - including the hacksaw I used to trim the base off the birdhouse I used for his torso. (The only craft sticks they had were too small for the rest of the build, so I found a deal online.) They only had one size birdhouse, so after a failed experiment to cut one down, I found some other balsa wood shapes in the same section and cut them to the right shape. I didn't quite get the proportions right on the arms, because the craft sticks weren't the same size as yours, but I'm still very happy with the way he turned out. The hearts on his torso (covering the openings in the birdhouse) were made from leftover scraps from trimming the sticks to the right angle for the arms and legs.Bitty will Burn tom…

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    Meet Bitty! Other than the craft sticks, I got all of the materials to make him at Dollar Tree - including the hacksaw I used to trim the base off the birdhouse I used for his torso. (The only craft sticks they had were too small for the rest of the build, so I found a deal online.) They only had one size birdhouse, so after a failed experiment to cut one down, I found some other balsa wood shapes in the same section and cut them to the right shape. I didn't quite get the proportions right on the arms, because the craft sticks weren't the same size as yours, but I'm still very happy with the way he turned out. The hearts on his torso (covering the openings in the birdhouse) were made from leftover scraps from trimming the sticks to the right angle for the arms and legs.Bitty will Burn tomorrow night in my next-door-neighbor's fire pit (affectionately nicknamed the Not So Great Circle for this endeavor).Thank you again for posting this!

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  •  How to Build a Burning Man Effigy for Less Than $10 Bucks in Under an Hour.

    Absolutely brilliant, and exactly what I was looking for in this Year Without A S/a/n/t/a/C/l/a/u/s Burning Man. Will post mine once I make it.

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  • Cardboard Hand Saw Blade Guard

    An empty 12-pack of soda was the perfect size for my hand saw, and thin enough to get a standard hole-punch through for the tip. I marked the first hole with my utility knife, punched through a single layer of cardboard, then used that as the template to position the second hole correctly. Sealed the guard with paper tape, because my clumsy self would likely just scrap my hand on the staples instead. ;-)

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  • A friend's father made me something similar ~30 years ago and used finish nails. Just enough of a head to keep the yarn from slipping off.

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