Day 13 DIY Candy Cane!

Day 13 DIY Candy Cane!

​Items Needed

  • ​1"x4"x12" Piece of scrap pine
  • Candy Cane Template (I just google "candy cane silhouette")
  • 3M General Purpose Spray Adhesive 
  • DAP Rapid Fuse Wood Adhesive
  • Folk Art Acrylic Paint  #429 - Winter White
  • Folk Art Acrylic Paint  #435 Napthol Crimson 
  • Scroll Saw
  • Drill
  • Bandsaw
  • Torch
  • Nyalox Flap Brushes (40, 120, 220 grit)
  • 220 Grit Sand Paper

​Essentially you just spray a light coating of the adhesive on the piece of pine and set the templatet! 

​Cut out the Candy Cane using a scroll saw 
Side note: The Ryobi variable speed scroll saw is a great value, next time you're at Home Depot I suggest you check it out!

​Seems kinda silly but now we are going to cut each segment . Note on the top right I already cut the first two off, it is easier if you realign then as you cut

Couple things going on here. We are going to try to remove most of the paper from the wood. you can burn it off but if you don't get it off the edges it just looks ugly later. Use a razor to scrap it if you went crazy with the spray adhesive.  
Also note the 1/4" riser piece of scrap wood. We are going to stagger the pieces when gluing them back together. 

Using a bandsaw, I cut the backside flush. If you don't have bandsaw you can use a flush cut handsaw

Here's the fun part! Lets set this baby on fire!! 

Using the various sanding brushes  clean up the grain! 

Ok so I started with white and watered down the paint simply by dabbing it in a small dish of water. After everything has dried lightly scuff with the 220 grit sandpaper and you're done! That was easy right!??

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Tuesday, 14 August 2018