"Wobbly Gnome"

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Project by mpounders posted 07-18-2014 08:34 PM 1389 views 4 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I carved a slightly larger gnome than my usual ones so I could add some extra details, and I decided to make a little toy out of him. I was playing with him trying to figure out what kind of motion would work and I decided on kind of a wobbling from side to side was kind of funny. It doesn’t take much to amuse me! I used an ebony stain on the base and moving parts for an industrial look and to make the colors of the gnome really stand out. Here’s a link to a video.

Thanks for looking!

-- Mike P., Arkansas,

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#1 posted 07-18-2014 10:02 PM

Ha, that’s really cool.

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#2 posted 07-18-2014 10:05 PM

Nice work again Mike. What keeps him from falling over?

-- Bill - Mesquite, TX --- "Everything with a power cord eventually winds up in the trash.” John Sarge , timber framer and blacksmith instructor at Tillers International school

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#3 posted 07-18-2014 10:21 PM

I have been a Gnome fan since the 50’s (born in the Netherlands where Kabouters/Gnomes well liked and understood); this a fun looking project. The problem is, now I have to make one, well maybe two, one each for the grandsons, but then again I may just keep them for my self. Thanks for sharing!!


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#4 posted 07-18-2014 11:01 PM

Whimsical and cute.

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#5 posted 07-19-2014 02:03 AM

Looks great. The mechanics is a nice addition.


-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)

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#6 posted 07-19-2014 03:35 AM

Thanks all! Bill, there’s a small eye screw on the bottom of the gnome, between his feet, and a bit of line running down to make sure he doesn’t wobble off when the pistons come up!

-- Mike P., Arkansas,

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#7 posted 07-19-2014 03:38 AM

Very cool work

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#8 posted 07-19-2014 04:43 AM

Neat! I always enjoy seeing your creations here on LJs’!

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#9 posted 07-19-2014 11:35 AM

Way cool, Mike.

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#10 posted 07-19-2014 01:11 PM

that is too cool.

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#11 posted 07-19-2014 02:08 PM

It’s another wonderful piece, Mike. Congratulations.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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