Today I started on designing another of our 3D moose projects. When we do these types of projects, I typically like to make a small prototype first, to get an overall feel for the design.
For this project I used:
Jig saw with scroll blade
100 grit sandpaper
1/4 inch thick plywood (a 48 x 32 inches panel will allow you to cut all the parts)
Minwax stain Red Mahogany
Minwax stain Golden Oak
Misc shop supplies like rubber gloves and cloths for stain application.
So the adjustments have been made to the width of the leg panels. It has a better stance, and more stable.
Now on to staining.
I started out with taking apart one piece at a time but quickly realized that it would be better to just take the project all apart and lay out the pieces on the table.
The way I apply stain is I keep a stick in the can so that I can stir after every couple of times I dip into the can. What I do is pull the stick up out of the stain, then use the cloth to wipe off the stick and use that amount to apply onto the plywood surface. This allows me to have a consistent amount of stain on the cloth.
Body is all done, finished in a red mahogany stain. Now onto the antlers using a Golden Oak stain.
All done! We’re happy with how it turned out.
This project could easily be made in an afternoon once you have all your supplies on hand.