|Project by dansnow||posted 06-30-2014 05:01 PM||8097 views||9 times favorited||15 comments|
I found the plans for this guy while wandering the internet looking for ideas to add to our shop. I couldn’t find out the origin, but I figure it’s a pretty old design. It’s about 9” high.
The body, legs, arms and front wheel are all 1/4” red oak. The fork is from some 4/4 red oak, and the wheels from a piece of 1/2” red oak I had left over. Wheel spacers are 3/4 oak dowel, and the axles are 1/4” oak dowel.
The tricky part was drilling the 1/8” holes in the 1/4” axle for the pins. I ended up making the axles extra long, drilling the holes, then trimming the ends back.
The plans call for this to be a pull toy, but to me it makes a better desk top toy.
Thanks for looking.
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