Thursday, May 13, 2010

Infantry Tutorial Continued - The Arms

Now, let's build some arms. I just start with a scrap piece of craft stick and a Dremel with sanding drum. Mark off a 5/8" section and round one end off.

Cut the stick with wire cutters or a saw and make another just like it.

Note that the ends are a little on the square side; this end will be the shoulders. The opposite end will be the hands, so sand them so they are more rounded.

A short tutorial, I know. Real Life™ has taken over. Next we will look at attaching the arms to the pawn, which is essentially a lesson on "how to get good surface contact between a flat and a curve".

By the way, for those of you that don't know, there is a great forum on making wooden warriors (aka craftees, spool warriors, craftee warriors, wooden toy soldiers, etc.). Here I talk about how to do things, step-by-step whereas there we discuss how to develop the techniques I show here. So, if you like this, join the forum too.

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