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Project by Redoak49 posted 12-09-2015 12:58 AM 1869 views 12 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I built the Pooping Moose/Reindeer based upon a couple of earlier posts. I made some modifications to some earlier plans. I added a spring instead of the rubber band and it works very well and easy to install. I also changed the way the legs are on to provide a wider base and sturdier. The one in the picture is made of poplar and finished with shellac.

I cut the project using a scroll saw and sanded with a oscillating spindle sander and mop sander. I expected the project to be fairly simple but was more involved that I expected. The placement of the parts needs to be pretty careful to get it to work correctly. This was my trial one and have two more that I am making from Red Oak as presents. I also found that M&Ms sometimes do not roll easily inside and can jam and ended up using either Jelly Belly Jelly Beans or Skittles.





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CharlieK

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#1 posted 12-09-2015 01:05 AM

Clever!

It is kind of hard for me to tell how it works. You lift the little knob on the back and somehow a jelly bean comes out ?

Did you design it yourself?

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Redoak49

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#2 posted 12-09-2015 01:17 AM

The knob and door on top is to load candy.

When you push the head down, a piece of candy is pushed out the back….hence, pooping moose.

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TheWoodHack

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#3 posted 12-09-2015 01:18 AM



Clever!

It is kind of hard for me to tell how it works. You lift the little knob on the back and somehow a jelly bean comes out ?

Did you design it yourself?

- CharlieK

I was wondering myself. I think you push the head down and it pushes a lever back, which pushes the “poop” out the back side. Pretty clever.

-- Mike, Las Vegas, http://thewoodhack.wordpress.com

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bushmaster

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#4 posted 12-09-2015 02:24 AM

Cool idea, In the far north here, in tourist type places you can buy moose candy droppings, never bought any but when I make one of these will have to buy some. I think they are candy…...!!!!!????

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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Rick Dennington

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#5 posted 12-09-2015 05:50 AM

Redoak,

Stellar job on the pooping moose…Pretty niffty…..Never seen one, and actually never heard of one….We don’t have moose here in the mountains, but got plenty of deer…..Nice gifts…!!!

-- At my age, an "all--nighter" is not having to get up and pee...!!!

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TopamaxSurvivor

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#6 posted 12-09-2015 06:26 AM

He came out nicely.

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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majuvla

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#7 posted 12-09-2015 09:23 AM

Interesting project,nice toy.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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Notw

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#8 posted 12-09-2015 01:17 PM

that’s really cool, where did you get the plans for it?

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Redoak49

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#9 posted 12-09-2015 02:26 PM

I found some good plans here on LJ by “scorelesssteve” and they included a link to instructions and a pdf pattern file.

The link is here

I made some changes to it and intend to write a blog on how I made it. There are some details and such that I had to figure out which perhaps I can make easier for someone else.

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artsyfartsy

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#10 posted 12-09-2015 02:36 PM

Congrats on getting ”’Top 3” award. I have to admit, when I first heard of this project, I wasn’t sure what it would be. Now, I think it quite clever and cute. I can see my grandkids working this thing and the surprise look on their face when they would get a piece of candy. Very good job.

-- DWelch. Michigan, The only dumb question is the one not asked!

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WoodNSawdust

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#11 posted 12-09-2015 03:05 PM

Nice design change from a rain deer to a moose. Thanks for the link.

-- "I love it when a plan comes together" John "Hannibal" Smith

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BurlyBob

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#12 posted 12-09-2015 05:07 PM

I love it. Saw the YouTube video, it was great. I’m definitely going to try these next year. Thanks for showing the internal parts. Redoak, it’s very apparent you quite good with your scroll saw. Those are some very intricate cuts on those parts.

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bushmaster

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#13 posted 12-09-2015 06:30 PM

Looking at the internal workings of your project it appears that it would poop out the candy when the head is pushed down, however the utube video shows the head being pushed up. Am I missing something. As a matter of interest two years ago a moose wandered into the safeway store in the next town to us, Smithers B.C. and started nibbling the vegetables. Someone lured it back out with an apple. Should be pictures on the webb as someone posted it on facebook a few days ago

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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dawsonbob

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#14 posted 12-09-2015 06:35 PM

That looks pretty good, Redoak. The inner workings are more intricate than I thought they would be. Well done.

-- Mistakes are what pave the road to perfection

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palaswood

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#15 posted 12-09-2015 09:21 PM

Hey your No.2 Moose made it to No.1! Great job!

-- Joseph, Irvine CA, @palas_woodcraft on Instagram

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