I have no idea where those came from!

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Project by dansnow posted 09-27-2015 01:58 AM 1286 views 3 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Back story:
A couple years ago a friend gave us this 50 year old wooden dog pull toy he had as a kid. I took it part, reverse designed it and came up with the doxie shown in picture #2.
Then last year, after losing 2 of our dogs in 6 weeks, we had a big hole to fill and adopted Java, shown in picture #1. He was our first German Shepherd, was a steep learning curve, and the inspiration for the German Shepherd variation of the pull toy.

When I finished these in preparation for our 2 day craft fairs this season I couldn’t resist taking a picture of our “5 Shepherds”!!!

Thanks for looking.

-- Snow's Wooden Toys & Gifts

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#1 posted 09-27-2015 02:16 AM

Very cool, your pooch looks a bit confused about all of the company :)

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#2 posted 09-27-2015 02:35 AM

Nicely done.

I think I have a similar patterns somewhere that came with the pattern book of my first scrollsaw. The one I purchased in the fall of 1953!
Yes, I still have the saw and at least most of the pattern book. Yes, it still works—has run on homemade parts for at least 50 years. No, is not used much! Not good in any wood over 1/2 inch thick! It will do it bit it is like waiting for an honest politician!

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#3 posted 09-27-2015 01:20 PM

WOW! They are incredibla alike! Awesome toy.

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#4 posted 09-27-2015 05:44 PM

They look GREAT! Wow. The Shepard colors look perfect on them.

-- Toy Making Dad, Northern Virginia,

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#5 posted 09-28-2015 12:37 AM

Java is not amused! LOL

But I am! Cool toys !

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#6 posted 09-28-2015 08:38 PM

A great job engineering your own Shepherd pull toy-even better job adopting Java. Hope everything is going well with the new family member.

Thanks for sharing.

Bill in MI

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