Equipment and Supplies for the Bird on a Stand
- 4¼" x 4¼" x ¾" MDF or wood for bird body
- 2" x 2" ¼" MDF or wood for bird wing
- 2" x 1¼" x ¾" MDF or wood for base
- 5" thin dowel rod or skewer for stand
- Pattern for wood pieces
- Pattern for paper pieces
- Mod Podge
- Dark brown stamp pad
- Liquid adhesive
- Proxxon Band Saw MBS/E
- Proxxon Scroll Saw DS 460
- Proxxon Bench Drill Press TBM 115
- Proxxon Disc Sander TSG 250/S
Instructions for Making the Bird on a Stand
- Cut MDF or wood pieces to size using the band saw.
- Print the body and wing patterns and adhere to wood pieces. Cover the substrate with painter's tape; spray the reverse side of the pattern with spray adhesive; mount the pattern onto the covered substrate. The adhesive holds the pattern in place, and the painter's tape makes removal easy.
- Cut the bird body and wing using the scroll saw.
- Sand any rough edges using the disc sander.
- Mark the center of base for drilling a hole for the dowel rod stand.
- Mark the center of the bottom of the bird for drilling a hole for the dowel rod stand.
- Drill holes in bird body and base using the bench drill press.
- Distress the edges of the bird body, front and sides of wing, base, and dowel rod with a dark brown stamp pad.
- Cut out bird body papers, and adhere one to each side of the bird using Mod Podge.
- When the Mod Podge is thoroughly dry, glue the wing in place with liquid adhesive, and glue the dowel into the bird and the base.