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How to make a wooden fox

October 31, 2016

How to make a wooden fox

Today I'm going to share with you how I made a wooden fox.

My niece turned 8 this last weekend. I phoned her and our conversation went a little like this...

"What would you like for your birthday? I haven't gone shopping yet."

"I'd like a fox."

"A wooden fox?"

"Yes!! A wooden fox. Pink and white. The part that's usually white should be pink, and the part that's usually orange should be white."

"Okay...and what size were you thinking?"

"Oh...maybe medium."

Thus my journey to making a wooden fox began. I wasn't sure whether it was possible but I figured I'd give it a try. I was running very short on time as her birthday party was the next day.

I searched through my digital graphics and found this cute fox. I printed it out in black and white on 11" x 14" paper. This fox stands just a smidge under 11" high. I cut the fox out which gave me a template. 

I found a scrap piece of good one-side plywood and traced the fox onto there. I wasn't sure which tool I would use to cut this out...a band saw?...a jig saw?...or a scroll saw?...

I went with the jig saw and I was very impressed with how well it worked.

Here is the fox after she's cut out and ready to paint.

And this picture shows the completed fox.

I ran into a bit of trouble when I was painting the fox and ended up having to paint it twice. I used felt for the whiskers. I thought black piping would have worked better but that is all I had.

The fox has a little story to go with her...she got into a fight with another fox and had one of her whiskers torn out. Hence the reason there's only two whiskers on one side.

I'm not ready to start making these animals to sell. But it was a good trial to see what I could do. I'm expecting that the rest of my nieces and nephew will each request something. :)

What do you think? Would you buy something like this?

Have a good day!

~ Netties Expressions

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