|Project by Alistair||posted 06-17-2014 02:29 PM||1179 views||2 times favorited||9 comments|
This project was my entry into the recent 2nd Annual Summer’s Woodworkings 2×4 competition.
I decided to try and produce a Creeper from Minecraft and keep it as a workshop Mascot.
If you’re not familiar with Minecraft, it is a computer game and the creeper is the iconic bad guy of the game.
The construction is very straightforward and simply involved gluing a lot of cubes together into the desired form. What makes me slightly more proud of this project is the fact that 90% of the work was done by hand. So once I had ripped my 2×4 into Eight, 800m lengths of 20mm x 20mm (using a contractors saw), the rest of the work was done by hand. All of the saw cuts as well as all of the sanding and painting.
Cubes Used: 835
Creeper final Height: 20”
All in all, it took around a week to put this guy together and I only just managed to get my entry in on time!!
I used Titebond Original to glue the cubes together, only a dab on each cube was needed.
Thankfully it didn’t get slated for being too simplistic, and I think most people understood the amount of work involved in producing the cubes by hand and matching each of the cubes to the colour that is used in the game. All paint was custom mixed to try and get the overall feel as close to the genuine character as possible.
In the pictures above I show the creeper, the 2×4 used and also all of the cubes once they had been hand cut. If anybody would like any more info, please let me know.
All the Best
-- For more details about this project please check out my Blog: http://shavingsandawl.com