Beginner Scarecrow Support

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Project by Philimbesi posted 09-28-2009 05:24 PM 1226 views 0 times favorited 0 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I volunteered (in absentia) to make a scarecrow support for my wife’s 5th grade class. Apparently there is a school wide scarecrow competition.

So after a three month hiatus I went back down to the workshop. I took a scrap 2×4 stud and a 1×4 that had been ripped down to a 1/2” x 4 from another project to use as the “arms”. I routed out the 2×4 to fit the cross beam and added a triangle piece of plywood at the bottom for stability in the ground. I wanted to paint it but the wife stopped me saying that would be a part of the project for the kids.

It was my first time with the router and I think I did pretty good, the slot in the stud fit pretty well after a bit of chiseling and some sanding, I didn’t realize the cross bar board needed to be smoothed untll after it was glued and screwed so the fit while good isn’t perfect.

Overall some practice with angle cuts, routing, and some hand tools so not bad for a start.

The kids picked a “Michael Jackson” theme so I’ll post the finished decorated project once they are done with it.

-- PAI

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