Nutcracker Puzzle Woodworking Plan
Scrap wood, 2"x6"x7"
Clear packing tape
Paint enamel acrylic latex, your choice of
color for body and black eyes
Spray on adhesive
Scroll saw or coping saw
#9 saw blade
Power sander (optional)
Paint brushes, small-foam or bristle
Use a power sander or hand sand the wood on both
sides. Cover the wood on one side with clear
packaging tape to provide the saw blade with some
lubrication as it cuts.
Make a copy of the pattern. After making a copy, cut
around the outside edge of the pattern leaving a 1/4" to
1/2" of paper around the pattern lines.
Attach the pattern to the packaging tape with spray
Saw the outside lines of the pattern with the #9
saw blade. Next, saw the individual pieces by cutting
on the inside lines. Remove pattern and packaging
Sand the individual pieces with fine sandpaper to
smooth any imperfections. After the wood is very
smooth, apply the sealer primer. After the sealer
primer is dry, apply 2 coats of enamel, letting it
dry between coats. Be careful not to get too much
paint where the pieces join together.
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