Steve is the YouTube personality, woodworker, and creator of Wood Working for Mere Mortals (WWMM). He has a "down to earth" take on woodworking. Using minimal tools and supplies in his projects, Steve has become popular with DIYers around the globe. Thankfully I found the WWMM YouTube channel year ago and have been watching ever since. Thanks again for the open invitation to participate Mr. Ramsey. Now let's get to work.
What you will need.
There are a few different ways to apply the scroll saw pattern to your board. My favorite method is to cover the board with masking tape. This makes pattern removal a breeze. Now, spray your board with the adhesive and press on the pattern.
While you are at it, get the plexiglass ready. Stack both of the plexiglass pieces together, tape 'em up, and apply the pattern.
Now align the plexiglass with the elephant and tape them together. This method ensures the alignment of the peg holes. Slowly insert the drill bit thru the existing holes in the wood and drill thru the plexiglass.
Now you can sand the fuzzies off the elephant and get it ready for some paint. Dark gray spray paint was used for my elephant. You can paint yours any color you'd like.
Let's make good use of our time. While the paint is drying we can make the little plug for the belly. The pattern has a 1-1/8" diameter circle below the elephant. You could cut this off the pattern and apply it to another board, or use a compass to mark a circle (show in the video). A piece of 3/4" thick scrap was used for the plug. Alright, run that scroll saw blade around that line.
Grab some CA glue (clear glue) and run it around the peg holes. Press the plexiglass onto the elephant. Now add a dab of glue to a peg and insert it into the hole. Tape the pegs down so they are secure. The glue that I have sets in 30 minutes and cures in 24 hours. Refer to the label on your glue to ensure ample drying time.
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I sure had fun writing the article and making the video. Please enjoy the free pattern and have a wonderful day. Be safe and best of luck on your next project.