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Toy Construction #130: Playing with a Caterpillar

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Blog entry by htl posted 01-03-2017 11:55 PM 1919 reads 2 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Lets see if we can talk him in to walking a little bit.

Toymakingdad built a caterpillar Automata and I just loved it so had to give it a try.
I should add he gives a very complete how to with many problem solving ideas, because there can be problems getting everything just so.
I never knew caterpillars could be so much trouble.
It’s just made out of scraps I had laying around the shop.
Pine and more pine. LOL

Then I thought I would change it up a bit and make him one of them furry one’s.


I had to add it to face book for the video to work.
It hasn’t been waxed up yet but seems to work pretty well.
Now lets see if we can talk him in to walking a little bit.

-- There's a hundred ways to do anything, alot depends on the tools at hand.



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PaulDoug

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#1 posted 01-04-2017 12:00 AM

Ha ha ha,, darn cool!

-- “We all die. The goal isn't to live forever; the goal is to create something that will.” - Chuck Palahniuk

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LittleBlackDuck

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#2 posted 01-04-2017 12:30 AM

That is one neat project #4... Would make a good conversation piece, rather than have those little ankle bitters rip it’s legs off.


.....
I never knew caterpillars could be so much trouble.
.....

- htl


You should have spoken to MY fruit trees...

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

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ToyMakingDad

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#3 posted 01-04-2017 04:03 AM

WOW! That looks so freakin’ cool! Brilliant and creative. Really well done.

-- Toy Making Dad, Northern Virginia, http://toymakingdad.blogspot.com

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crowie

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#4 posted 01-04-2017 07:33 AM

With a bit of colour, the kids will just love it to bits…

-- Lifes good, Enjoy each new day...... Cheers from "On Top DownUnder" Crowie

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LittleBlackDuck

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#5 posted 01-04-2017 07:55 AM



With a bit of colour, the kids will just love it to bits…

- crowie


Non-lead paint on the kids… PLEASE!

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

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Dutchy

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#6 posted 01-04-2017 11:42 AM

This is again a nice Bruce one. Well done friend.

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#7 posted 01-04-2017 02:25 PM

Nice job Bud. I like the “furry” version !

And I’ll bet that using a drill to power him, he runs like there’s no tomorrow ! :)

-- Perform A Random Act Of Kindness Today ... Pay It Forward

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htl

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#8 posted 01-04-2017 04:28 PM

I just put the drill on there to loosen every thing up but it’s fun to see how fast he can go before he starts messing up.

Not really into the paint thing but may put a light danish on it and then the dark to get some color to him.
This was really just a prof of concept to me, wanting to get my feet wet in animations.

-- There's a hundred ways to do anything, alot depends on the tools at hand.

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LittleBlackDuck

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#9 posted 01-05-2017 12:10 AM


....,
wanting to get my feet wet in animations.

- htl


Hey #4, I really don’t know how I came across this idea (probably somewhere amongst all that copious reading I do… in my sleep), however. if you are contemplating animations, this could give you a good soaking...

These are the components that can be used to create most types of toy machinations...

Just in case you want to follow your nose, sniff this out. It’s a SketchUp model of the components… can be used to print out cutting templates.

How to incorporate them into a build?... Sorry but you’ll have to learn to suck your own eggs!

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

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htl

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#10 posted 05-18-2017 03:36 AM

Read! Read!!!
You won’t but you want me to!!!
Well I just ain’t going to do it!!!!!!!!! Ducky who’s side are you on???
LOL!!!!!!!

-- There's a hundred ways to do anything, alot depends on the tools at hand.

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LittleBlackDuck

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#11 posted 05-18-2017 03:53 AM

Hey #4, It’s probably not as much as I hate reading… but I write so much that when I read it to correct the spelling and grammar, I exhaust my reading quota.

By the way, I must have deleted the above link when I went to reclaim some DropBox real estate… so that’ll conserve some of your reading ritual.

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

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htl

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#12 posted 05-18-2017 02:58 PM

I may have down loaded it when you first put it up but where it’s at now ????
Thanks Ducky!!!

-- There's a hundred ways to do anything, alot depends on the tools at hand.

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