|Project by mot||posted 05-15-2007 12:10 AM||2551 views||2 times favorited||14 comments|
One of the original justifications that I used to build my shop, was to make toys for my kids. My wife rolled her eyes, being all to familiar with my little “justifications,” for often frivolous endeavors. However, when going through some internet plans for toys, I came across this Noah’s Ark Plan.
It’s built from 4/4 red oak dimensioned to 3/4. It is a stacking construction of overlapping layers and has 32 scroll sawed animal figures that fit inside. I’ll update with a more current picture showing the animals.
This project was alot more difficult than I thought it was going to be. Each layer had to perfectly mate with the centre spline as well as it’s mirror image. This seemed easy enough in practice, but in application, it presented some real challenges as it needed perfectly square cuts made with the bandsaw. In retrospect, I could have made a sled for the tablesaw, but I didn’t think of that until later.
Also, I might think about making one of these out of a softer, lighter wood. As it is, this thing fully loaded with animals 2×2 weighs in about 12Kg.
Thanks for looking!
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