|Project by seamster||posted 12-18-2015 04:13 AM||3188 views||35 times favorited||24 comments|
I wanted to make my kids a wooden AT-AT Walker from Star Wars for a long time, but kept putting it off for other projects.
This year I finally set a deadline for myself of December 18, and fully committed to the project.
Using various reference images I found online, I began by designing and drawing up scale plans for all the pieces. I complicated things as much as possible for myself (probably), because I wanted the walker to be fully pose-able, with movable & removable parts, as well as built in LEGO panels. But it was worth all the trouble!
It is made from scraps of Baltic birch ply, with a few maple pieces here and there, and stands 20” tall. No laser cutters or CNC stuff in my little shop! All of this was done on the scroll and band saws, with a bit of power carving and woodburning mixed in.
If anyone is interested, I wrote up a full step-by-step tutorial on it which includes a printable pdf of all of the various templates for the parts on instructables.com:
Now I’m busy making lots of simpler Star Wars vehicles to go along with it, all out of wood bits from my scrap bin.
We’re going to have a very Star Wars Christmas at our house this year!