Mon, Oct 22, 2007, 11:35am (EDT-3) firstname.lastname@example.org (Dave) doth query:
How about foam? <snip>
Foam? Gods above, no. I figure that would drive the Woodworking
Gods bonkers. Don't need that much extra stress in my life. I'll just
use sheathing plywood. Or maybe OSB again, but give it a couple or
three coats of paint. No prob.
No, my real bitch, besides doing pukey yard "art", is the price
they want for the patterns. $19.95 for ONE set of plans. So if I
bought a pattern for one reindeer, head up; then one with head down;
that's $39.90, not including tax and shipping. No way. Hell, for a lot
less $, I can get "real" woodworking plans for something a lot more
complicated and a whole lot nicer. I even got a book full of plans for
building working model marine steam engines, for a lot less than that.
Besides being what I consider vastly overpriced for almost any plans or
patterns, I can make my own patterns in less time than it'd take me to
get some mailed. It ain't rocket science after all. I've printed out a
couple of pictures of the patterns concerned, and eventually I'll get
around to laying them out with a small grid. Then I'll eventually get a
sheet of plywood, lay out a grid on that, and lay out the patterns on
that. I haven't bothered figuring it out yet, but may even be able to
get it all on one 4X8 sheet. If not, I'll get another. I figure total
cost, less el cheapo white latex paint, will be somewhere between about
$12 to $20 using plywood; and $6 to $12 if I opt for OSB. That's for
"I'm an Igor, thur. We don't athk quethtionth."
"Really? Why not?"
"I don't know, thur. I didn't athk."