Pecking chickens

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Project by Luckybear posted 09-16-2016 07:03 PM 759 views 1 time favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

pecking chickens, made from fir. The heads go up and down when you swing the egg, making the chickens peck at the seeds.
The hinges are toothpicks, the egg is turned.
The seeds are quinoa.

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Richard W. Hyman Jr

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#1 posted 09-16-2016 08:04 PM

That’s a pretty nifty toy. Can’t say I’ve ever seen anything like it. The bright colors look good on it too.

-- VR, Richard "Fear is nothing more than a feeling. You feel hot. You feel hungry. You feel angry. You feel afraid. Fear can never kill you"--Remo Williams

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#2 posted 09-16-2016 09:48 PM

Fantastic! Is there a tradition behind this toy? I too like the bright colors. I bet it brings joy

-- Pete

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#3 posted 09-16-2016 09:59 PM

Fantastic! Is there a tradition behind this toy? I too like the bright colors. I bet it brings joy


My grandmother had a similar toy when I was little and I always coveted it :)
I understand they’re a traditional toy in Russia, but we’re nowhere near Russia so I don’t know where it came from ;)

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#4 posted 09-16-2016 10:08 PM

That is really cool.
I have never seen anything like this before.
Thanks for sharing.

-- Chem, Central California

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#5 posted 09-16-2016 10:27 PM

That’s a pretty cool toy—I’m sure any youngster would be thrilled to own it!

-- Dean

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#6 posted 09-16-2016 10:39 PM

Wood Magazine Dec 1986 pg 48, is an article on folk toys, there are plans to build this and other toys. :)

See also: free chicken plans

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#7 posted 09-17-2016 09:02 AM

This is awesome! Whish kid wouldn’t love it. Nice colours too.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#8 posted 09-17-2016 01:31 PM

Cool one of the old Shopsmith plans.
They showcased many simple plans,and there are some other cool one on that site.
I have made some of them many years ago but never the chickens.
And must say you did one super nice job with this one.

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

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#9 posted 09-17-2016 05:10 PM

This is a real nice project and will appeal to a lot of people. You did a real nice job on it.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau



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#10 posted 09-17-2016 07:05 PM

cool toy, I remember childhood )))

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#11 posted 09-18-2016 01:42 PM

very interesting toy, and a first class job. . would like to see it in action.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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