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Pelican Governor

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Project by paperloon posted 10-02-2016 02:49 PM 907 views 1 time favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This toy wagon shows a pelican perched on a dock watching as a hungry fox stalks a rabbit.
The brass fly balls have lead weights inside. They “fly out” as they spin around when the cart is pushed. This provides momentum and keeps it rolling for a while.
The base is a slab of manzanita burl. The animals are manzanita also. Brass balls and flywheel. About 12” tall.





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observer100

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#1 posted 10-02-2016 03:38 PM

Nice work on this. I see a lot of small details.

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ClaudeF

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#2 posted 10-02-2016 06:26 PM

Great little toy – lots of detail!

Claude

-- https://www.etsy.com/shop/ClaudesWoodcarving

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Texcaster

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#3 posted 10-02-2016 11:07 PM

I’m charmed. This would be fun to have around place.

-- Mama calls me Texcaster but my real name is Mr. Earl.

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mikeacg

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#4 posted 10-03-2016 01:38 AM

Seeing this project, I had to go back and look at the rest of them! Fun stuff! Thanks for sharing…

-- Mike, A Yooper with a drawl, http://www.artcentergraphics.com

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majuvla

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#5 posted 10-03-2016 04:35 AM

Always new interesting move,movements. But I’m more impressed with set up scene and animals which looks so authentic and realistic.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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helluvawreck

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#6 posted 10-03-2016 08:33 AM

This piece is quite whimsical and has character. I like it.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- 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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Eli Adamit

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#7 posted 10-07-2016 10:04 AM

Nice idea and well done.

-- Eli Adamit, Israel

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GR8HUNTER

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#8 posted 10-07-2016 03:09 PM

simply love it …... GREAT JOB….....GRATZ TOP 3

-- Tony Reinholds,Pa. REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN

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