Today I cut out a knock-down tabletop size reindeer, it stands 15 inches tall and only requires four board parts to build. The following pictures are the basic steps to create this cut little reindeer, easy to make in about 20 minutes.
The first step is to tape together the two parts of the reindeer body pattern.
Next transfer the body outline to the board using tracing (carbon) paper.
Align the half pattern to the board and trace.
Fold along the line to show the half pattern.
The quickest and easiest way to create the other half of the leg pattern is to hold it up against the window and trace the pattern on the back of the sheet.
You now have the mirror image of the first half of the pattern.
Align the leg in position with the tracing paper and transfer the pattern to the wood.
Your pattern is now complete and ready to cut out.
Now we have to use the same technique to make the reindeer antler pattern.
Use a scrap piece of wood to mark the actual wood thickness of the slots.