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Pull toys for Nephew's daughters 1st birthday and a Flash Gordon rocket box

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Project by UncleStumpy posted 10-08-2015 12:01 AM 913 views 1 time favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My first foray into pull toys, but I had so much fun that I think I will do more – maybe for Ebay.

I was browsing Google Images for some ideas and saw the cow and elephant with the ball in the middle and I thought the motion of the ball rolling might be a little more attention getting for a 1 year old. Their attention span is about 15 seconds! The doggie has the front wheels off-set on the axle so it goes up and down and the ears move forward and back and the tail is on a spring so it waggles.

The toughest part was making the round balls. I saw all kinds of jigs for making balls, but i figured that since it was for a kids toy that it didn’t have to be perfectly round. So I just eyeballed it and they turned out good enough for a toy. The trick to keeping the ball from falling out was to position the wheels high enough so that the ball would rest on the top of the wheels to spin as the toy was pulled but not so high that the ball would hit the top of the hole and not spin.

I had some time left before the party so I turned a rocket ship box for her to put candy or coins into when she gets a little older.
Anywho, I figured I would post these as I haven’t put anything up for a while. Enjoy and comments and criticism is ALWAYS welcome! (sorry I couldn’t get the rocket picture to face upwards!)

-- "They don't want it perfect - they want it SPECIAL"





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#1 posted 10-08-2015 12:05 AM

Those turned out really cute!!!

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

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#2 posted 10-08-2015 12:50 AM

Real neat toys, Ray!!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#3 posted 10-08-2015 01:31 AM

Wow, what a beaut set of first class wooden toys…hours of fun and play ahead…well done!!

-- Lifes good, Enjoy each new day...... Cheers from "On Top DownUnder" Crowie

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#4 posted 10-08-2015 01:57 AM

Very well done and very cute toys and I bet you got a lot of satisfaction out of making them .
Jim Jakosh just posted a ball making jig you should take a look at it .

Klaus

-- Kiefer https://www.youtube.com/user/woodkiefer1/videos

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#5 posted 10-08-2015 04:53 AM

I love the smile on the dog’s face! You’re getting to be one of Santa’s Elves! LOL!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#6 posted 10-08-2015 12:55 PM

Ray those are great. Well done.

-- Dan, Naperville IL, I.G.N.

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#7 posted 10-08-2015 04:18 PM

Great toys, UncleStumpy!

-- God bless, Candy

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#8 posted 10-08-2015 06:45 PM

Sweet. I’ve been thinking in the line of trying to make some of these. You did great.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#9 posted 10-09-2015 10:19 PM

I love the rocket ship! Flash! Ah-Ah! He’ll save everyone of us!

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#10 posted 10-28-2015 01:22 AM

There will be happy happy happy kids…....and some adults… Gr8 builds Uncle

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. Kentuk55@yahoo.com

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