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Scented Skunk animated pull toy

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Project by DaleMaley posted 03-28-2016 02:15 PM 511 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

After getting David Wakefield's book on patterns for animated wood toys, I am building the ones I find most interesting to me.

The Scented Skunk uses a cam driven by the back wheels to make the tail go up and down.

I used maple for the light colored wood and walnut for the dark colored wood.

This is a relatively simple animated toy to build. The only issue I had was an error in the pattern in the book. The geometry is wrong for the bottom of the two maple pieces on the outside of the tail. Because I had found errors in this book on a previous toy, I thought about how to check the tail movement before the laminated glue up, but I did not see how to check it. I was able to remove enough material with the Dremel 1/2” drum sander to make it work ok.

To see my Trials & Tribulations of building this project, see my woodworking web site.

Still pictures do not do these designs justice, you need to see and hear the model in action…….so I made a Youtube video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WkJGnetGLbM

I have some pretty green 1/4” macrame string on order to replace the plain Jane white string shown in the video.

The little ones in the family should really enjoy playing with this one!

Thanks

-- Dale, Illinois, http://dalemaley.webs.com/





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bushmaster

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#1 posted 03-28-2016 03:23 PM

another interesting toy, took me abit to figure that one out.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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#2 posted 03-28-2016 03:59 PM



another interesting toy, took me abit to figure that one out.

- bushmaster

I was hoping my how it works picture would help explain how the cam drives the tail.

Thanks

Dale

-- Dale, Illinois, http://dalemaley.webs.com/

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#3 posted 03-28-2016 10:26 PM

Very cool.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#4 posted 03-29-2016 02:03 AM

Way cool project and would be a blast to build.

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

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