Woodcarving the Easy Way
Sketch your Design on Card-stock Paper, -a Horse
The Wood-carved Horse Template
Trace the Template Upon the 2×6 Wood Stock
Cut Out the Planchets using an electric Jig Saw
Power tools are a must for these types of projects. I used to cut these out by hand, using narrow-bladed hand & coping saws. But for speed and accuracy, nothing beats a good electric jig saw such as the one shown here.
Use a medium-gauge blade for speed of cutting and for not producing too rough of a cut edge. Be sure that the blade is a sharp one. If the blade is dull from repeated use, change it. A dull blade ‘wanders’ from true vertical when cutting around corners and makes the planchets somewhat more difficult to render. I use my jig saw for many other projects around the home, not just my hobby work. So it is not uncommon that I begin projects like this that demand precision by changing the jig blade to a new one. Saw blades are cheap. When dull, don’t be hesitant to install a new one.
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The ‘hair detail’ of the tail and mane will be added later after sanding the body smooth and curvaceous.
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