Some of the tools used for making the wooden bhoota figures are as follows:
1. Jackfruit Wood:
Wood preferred for making Bhoota Figures.
To draw the outline on the wooden pieces before carving.
It is used for hammering and to bring in the impression on to an object.
4. Chisel (Uli in local):
Big and small chisels are used for basic carving.
5. Wooden Mallet:
To hit (knock) the wooden pieces together.
6. Rekaecherana, Cherana (Carving tools):
These are used for carving the intricate portions god characters on to the wood.
It is used to obtain the even surface on the wood.
To measure the right angle and straightness of the idols.
It is used to smooth the surface of the wood after carving.
It is used as a solvent for the paint (for organic synthesis).
11. Sprayer: To spray the colors on to the smooth idol surface.
12. Paints (Enamel):
Different colors are used to highlight the characters.
Different sizes of brushes are used to paint the detailing of the characters on the carved wooden pieces.
14. Synthetic Varnish:
It is used to obtain shining/ luster effect.
15. Cleaning Brush:
To clean very fine dust on the carved wood before spray painting.
16. Hand Saw:
It is a tool with toothed edges used for cutting the wood.
17. Wood Adhesive:
To join the parts of the idol.