Sheep Toilet Paper Holder, Inspired by Boredom During the Lockdown
During the Covid lockdown, I have tried to keep myself from getting bored by using what I have around the house to make stuff, this is one project
A short piece of plastic drainpipe
Some scrap wood
A few screws
Using a toilet roll inner tube I marked the length of drainpipe I needed (about 1cm shorter than the cardboard tube length)
I cut this with the band saw and lightly sanded the ends to remove burrs
I cut the pipe lengthways and again lightly sanded all edges
The drainpipe diameter was a bit smaller than I wanted so I put the 2 pieces in boiling water to soften them.
Then I wrapped them around a pot of the correct diameter and weighted it with a brick while it cooled
I drew a cartoony sheep's face and cut it out then used it as a template on a piece of scrap mahogany decking
I used the bandsaw, sanded, and drilled the eye holes, I also used a white paint marker to paint the whites of the eyes.
I cut a short length of wood to fit inside the cardboard tube, this was a piece of octagonal wood I had that I then sanded to fit.
The face was then attached to this using black screws which will also be the eye pupils
I cut 4 short pieces of mahogany board as legs and sanded them
Using small screws I attached the legs to the "belly". Note the first set of holes I drilled were too far out so I redrilled.
The legs had a small pilot hole drilled to prevent them splitting when doing up the screws
I gave all the wood a coat of food safe oil to preserve and bring out the colour then I put the head assembly in the toilet roll and placed the toilet roll on the belly and placed on the cistern.
Makes a change from a crocheted princess!😀