|Project by Doug||posted 09-09-2009 07:16 PM||1039 views||2 times favorited||5 comments|
My craftsmanship doesn’t compare with the rest of the LJ’s, but I’ll post this one anyway.
I built this with my son last winter when he was bored and about 20 months old. When I’d arrive home from work, he immediately wanted me to take him down to my shop so he could see my tools, play with my cordless drill, and anything else I’d let him do. So, I tried to do something productive while he got to have fun too. I cut the shape out of an piece of reclaimed oak from a fireplace mantle and he helped me drill the holes and use the circle cutting jig to cut the wheels out of some old oak flooring, etc. I realized after making it that I hadn’t even paid attention to grain direction, hence the loss of the ears….(which was helped out significantly by the rabbit being forced to practice his skydiving off of our deck this summer). I always meant to actually finish it, including cut grooves in the wheels for O-rings to help it get enough traction to hop on a wood floor, but he wanted to play with it, so I didn’t do any finishing. After being outside all summer it looks like a chinchilla who should have used sunscreen.
-- Doug, WA