I recently made an extremely easy woodworking project. It’s a reclaimed wood turkey. I used all free reclaimed wood from pallets to make this one, so it was quick and cheap. But the kids love the ‘big chicken’ as it’s been dubbed around the Gabbert house.
Here’s the build video, it kind of speaks for itself.
These are the plans, well, they’re really more like three-dimensional drawings of the turkey than plans. But I put them up in case anyone’s interested in building their own.
The Build Article
And now for the detailed build article. Watch and learn people, watch and learn.
Cut out all your head parts.
I cut out the head, neck, beak and whatever you call that little flap thing on a turkeys neck. The giblet? I don’t know.
Make the circle panels.
Cut the parts for your circle panels, and glue them up. There isn’t a picture of the glue up here but you get the idea.
Mark out the circles.
Mark out your circles, here I used a piece of scrap wood with some holes in it. I think I’ll make a fancy circle compass soon.
Cut out the body.
Then I cut out the body circles on the band saw. I didn’t try to get these perfect, just close enough.
Then I glued the whole thing up.
All the parts and pieces got glued and screwed together. If you’re confused, scroll up and take a look at the video or the drawings.
Cut out your feet.
I free handed these, and it took more than once as you can see. Have fun. 😉
Rip your legs.
I made some little rips for the legs.
Attach the legs to the feet.
Then I doweled the legs to the feet. I was really surprised that the turkey stood up as well as it did once it was all done.
Screw on the legs.
Glue and screw the whole thing together.
Screw on the feathers.
This image should actually be above the other one but I’m too lazy to move it. I HOPE you get the idea.
And that’s it.
This is the finished reclaimed wood turkey. What an easy woodworking project, right?
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