I am trying to make a project for my sons school teachers / daycare teachers for the holidays. Not looking for anything super complicated or expensive, also it can’t be anything religious since that’s bound to offend someone. I made little picture frame gingerbread men last year but kind of coming up blank this year on inspiration.
I am looking for a fun holiday project as well.
I am thinking of finding / buying some holiday jig saw patters to use to carve out of 1/4’ MDF.
I have been having good results with my 1/8" down cut bit and using a harbor freight 1" belt sander to clean up the tabs.
Note, with MDF good dust collection and dust mask is a must!
(Before I got my Dust Deputy the ultra fine MDF dust would just blow right through my shop vac.)
Things I am thinking of:
Christmas Tree (2 parts free standing)
Its a long reach bit probably 1/4 end mill.
You do not need to do one exactly like that in the pic. It was just a sample
you do need a rounded bit to get those nice rounded bottoms. You can get them from local source.
There are lost of Utube vids on making bowels.
I wasn’t asking so that I could replicate that particular project more just curious for another project I was thinking about. I want to cut out a chair without having to flip the wood to cut the back side.
How about a license plate with a quote on it. theres a license plate template on the projects section here that someone posted a while ago. They are easy to make and won’t take long to carve. I made one for a teacher not too long ago out of wood, thats how she wanted it. It turned out pretty nice.