How to Freak Out Your Dogs

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Project by PapaGary posted 01-30-2021 02:00 PM 1552 views 0 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I took all the old scraps I had laying around the shop, glued them up and came up with enough wood for this mountain lion. I ended up “Remodeling” a bunch of different models in ZBrush to come up with the final result. It’s about 4-feet long.

Because of all the patch work when I spliced each section, I took some Sapele Wood Chips, mixed it with some fiberglass resin and brushed it on. It not only covered all the seams but gave it a “close” color of a real mountain lion. To waterproof it, I sprayed the resin I normally mixed with the powder metal I’ve been using and complete coated it, which also acts as UV protection.

When my dogs seen it, ‘going crazy’ is an understatement.


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#1 posted 01-30-2021 02:05 PM

Cool idea.

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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#2 posted 01-30-2021 05:26 PM

Always fun to freak out the dogs, I mean, without being sadistic.

-- WWBBJ: It is better to be interesting and wrong, than boring and right.

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#3 posted 01-30-2021 05:37 PM

Neat use of Scraps.. Looks awesome.

-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)

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#4 posted 01-30-2021 05:47 PM

So live like. Awesome! How did you carve it out?

-- Vicki on the Eastern Shore of MD

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#5 posted 01-30-2021 06:45 PM

So live like. Awesome! How did you carve it out?

- Vicki

Not much you can’t do with a CNC machine and the right software.

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#6 posted 01-30-2021 09:16 PM

love it my beagle would freak out.

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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#7 posted 01-30-2021 09:37 PM

Have you got a few of them to keep possums and cats away too please.

-- Lifes good, Enjoy each new day...... Cheers from "On Top DownUnder" Crowie

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#8 posted 01-31-2021 12:10 AM

My last two puppies (both unfortunately long since passed away) were a 185 lb Great Dane and a 225 lb English Mastiff. My fear would be for the small mountain lion.

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#9 posted 01-31-2021 12:55 AM

All you need now is some cat urine and the dogs would really freak out.

Good job

-- "Hard work is not defined by the difficulty of the task as much as a person's desire to perform it.", DS

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#10 posted 01-31-2021 01:59 AM

Nice looking lion!



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#11 posted 01-31-2021 03:24 AM

Looks real enough it would make jump! Good Job!

Reminds of a time when my dog chased a bobcat under an abandoned house! The cat was bigger than she was, fortunately she did not follow the cat under the house. (Much to our relief!)

-- Mark, “It’s not a mistake, it’s a design feature”

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#12 posted 01-31-2021 11:43 AM

PapaGary nice work!

-- Petey

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#13 posted 02-04-2021 04:13 PM

How do you make such large items with CNC, in parts or sections?

-- Vicki on the Eastern Shore of MD

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