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Cristiana Felgueiras

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Cristiana Felgueiras
Portugal

General Information

Make a fun and lovely skeleton that will capture kids (and adults) attention!

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Material Description Price
Birch Plywood

Birch Plywood

Type: Plywood, Wood Type: Plywood, Species: Birch, Thickness: 3/4 in, Dimensions: 12 in × 24 in

$12.99

$12.99
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Project Overview

First, let’s take a look into the whole process.

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Carve all the parts

Let’s get started on this cute guy! Open easel project and carve all the parts with your CNC machine. I used a 6mm bit (smaller I had at the time for 8 mm chuck) but I recommend you using a smaller bit. I also cut the bigger pieces on the bandsaw but you can cnc it all!

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Sanding and primer painting

The pieces will come a bit rough straight from our carving so it’s important to sand them smooth and break the sharp edges.
You can skip the primer painting step but I think it looks great to get this little buddy covered in white. I used a wood acrylic primer.

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Glowing in the dark effect

To give this specific glowing effect to your skeleton, you need to find a glowing paint already made or you can mix a tiny amount of phosphorescent powder with a matt acrylic medium (you can find those in an art supplies store). Turn the lights off and see the glowing effect while mixing and painting!

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Connecting all the pieces

The last step before you play is to connect all the pieces. You can do that by drilling holes and wire them up. I recommend to leave them a bit loose to make the whole build flexible.

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Play around

Now you just need to take your new friend to a big light source to accumulate some light and glow with more intensity in the dark.
Done!