Patterns & Projects

Easy Folk Art Fox

folk-art-fox-leadBy Tim Jumper

You’ll need just two knives and a couple of colors to create this folk art fox. He’s fun for Fall decorating or as a toy.


Band saw the wood for the body. Sand the bottom smooth.

Incise the leg lines on the sides and on the front. Use either a knife or a V-tool.

Chamfer the edges of the body. Use a knife. Lightly texture the surfaces with a 1″ (25mm) #2 gouge.

Cut to separate the ears. Shape the head and face.

Cut out the ear holes. Use a three-side chip cut.

Shape and texture the tail.

Drill for a 316” (5mm)-diameter dowel. Glue the tail to the body. Fill the dowel hole in the tail. When dry, smooth to match the tail surface.

Seal, paint, and finish.

Wood of choice: 2″ (51mm) x 4″ (102mm) x 7″ (178mm)
Wood of choice: 1″ (25mm) x 2″ (51mm) x 5 12” (140mm)
Dowel: 316” (5mm) x 2″ (51mm)
Elmer’s Carpenter’s Wood Filler
All-Purpose Sealer
Acrylic paints
Antiquing stain, if desired
Design Master Clear Finish

Sheep’s-foot blade knife
Pen knife
#2 gouge: 1″ (25mm)
#12 V-tool: 38” (10mm) (optional)


CLICK HERE to download the Folk Art Fox pattern.

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