By Jim Sweet
Get inventive together with your scroll observed and dive into the realm of woodimals. Woodimals are enjoyable and artistic puzzles made within the shapes of numerous animals from round the world.
Each puzzle accommodates the identify of its animal into its layout, leading to a section that's either attractive and entertaining.
Woodimals make ideal presents and are first-class tasks to create for little ones simply studying find out how to learn. flip your workshop right into a lecture room on your young ones or grandchildren and current them with an interesting and interactive studying experience.
Woodimals are available all shapes, together with American classics just like the buffalo, creatures from the ocean like dolphins, and unique animals just like the camel. they're excellent for newbie scrollers looking to construct their abilities or for extra complex scrollers trying to find venture and reward ideas.
This publication includes fifty six varied Woodimals styles.
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Make your back pieces out of any scrap pieces of cherry you have lying around. Narrow pieces are OK. You just want to make sure that the width of the pieces will add up to 311⁄ 4" when in place in the rabbet in the case sides. Begin by cutting 5⁄ 16"-deep × 1⁄ 4"-wide rabbets on the edges. I like to use a rabbeting bit in a router table. Cut the rabbet on both long edges of the boards (one on the front face of the board and the other on the back) for the back boards – except the boards that will go on the outside.
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