Tabletop Reindeer

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Tabletop Reindeer

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.



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Finished Tabletop Reindeer

The first step is to tape together the two parts of the reindeer body pattern.

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Make full size pattern.

Next transfer the body outline to the board using tracing (carbon) paper.

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Transfer the pattern.

Align the half pattern to the board and trace.

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Align the leg pattern.

Fold along the line to show the half pattern.

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Leg pattern transfered.

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.

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Create the other half pattern.

You now have the mirror image of the first half of the pattern.

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Other half pattern created.

Align the leg in position with the tracing paper and transfer the pattern to the wood.

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Align in place.

Your pattern is now complete and ready to cut out.

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Leg pattern transferred.

Now we have to use the same technique to make the reindeer antler pattern.

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Antler pattern.
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Other half pattern created.
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Ready to cut on the scrollsaw.
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Use first leg to create second leg pattern.
Reindeer parts cut out.

Use a scrap piece of wood to mark the actual wood thickness of the slots.

Check the width of the parts.
Reindeer complete!


A Newfoundland born Canadian with a life long interest in woodworking, baking and anything else that peaks my curiosity.

One Comment

  • Woodworking Enthusiast

    Wow! the way you portrayed this makes me feel I can do it in my first try lol.

    I’ve bookmarked this page.. would be following your plans to the T and see where I end up. Thanks for the blueprint.

    Looking forward to more great plans.


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