Toy penguin made from Wenge and Ash

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Project by Troglodyte posted 08-21-2015 10:56 PM 2786 views 7 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this penguin for my very dear friends newborn son. It is made of Wenge and Ash to give the penguin his jacket. There is a little mechanism inside to make the wings “flipper” when he walks. Its finished using food grade oil.

The original plan is from David Wakefield called Well Tailored penguin an can be found on the net. Incredible fun to build.

-- Wouter, The Netherlands

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#1 posted 08-21-2015 11:56 PM

Great looking penguin! I’m sure the little tyke will enjoy many hours playing with it!

-- Dean

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#2 posted 08-22-2015 05:01 AM

That will be a pass-it-down-to-his-kids piece. I’m sure there will be hours of enjoyment with the toy.

-- "Our past judges our present." JFK - 1962; American Heritage Magazine

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#3 posted 08-22-2015 03:39 PM

Great job! Looks solid enough to stand up to a little boy. I’m thinking about doing a toy project myself, it would be so neat to know that a child is playing with something I made.

-- Patrick Parson Workshop

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#4 posted 08-22-2015 07:49 PM

Did you mount the wheels off center so the little guy wobbles when it walks?

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#5 posted 08-22-2015 08:02 PM

Thanks a lot for the nice and encouraging comments.
@whislling woodies: yep, that is the exact reason why the wheels are off- center.

-- Wouter, The Netherlands

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#6 posted 08-22-2015 10:32 PM


-- What one man can do, another man can also do.

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#7 posted 08-23-2015 01:31 AM

The penguin is very cool and I like where David is going with these animals! Thanks for the heads-up to his projects!

-- Mike, A Yooper with a drawl,

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#8 posted 08-23-2015 05:50 AM

This will be a treasured keepsake for their son. Really nice.

-- Respectfully, Paul

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#9 posted 09-20-2015 12:50 AM

Really nice.
Just love moving wood toys.

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

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