Hercule P. Palmer, Frog Extraordinaire

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Project by grace123 posted 12-24-2016 10:32 PM 946 views 1 time favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here is the answer to a difficult problem—What do you get for the person who has everything? The answer is a giant bull frog. My mother, aged 85, has just about anything you can think of. When I saw the plans for this bull frog in Scroll Saw Woodworking and Crafts, as created by John Hutchinson, I knew I had the answer. I made the frog from red oak and walnut. I hope he will be used as a candy dish.

I am a fan of a TV series called, “Peroit”. It is based on the novels of Agatha Christy about a Belgian detective named Hercule Peroit. One line in the series went something like this, a character made a desparaging remark about Mr. Peroit calling him the detective from France. With great indignation, Peroit responded, “The frog, he is from Belgium”. And so Hercule P. Palmer was born. My mother’s last name is Palmer and this frog will from now be a part of her family.

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#1 posted 12-24-2016 11:14 PM

That is awesome, have to check that pattern out.

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#2 posted 12-25-2016 01:39 AM

Thats one cool project. wish I had the info.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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#3 posted 12-25-2016 01:59 AM

I love this thing—a great looking frog! I’ll bet your mom just loves it!

-- Dean -- "Don't give up the ship -- fight her 'till she sinks!" Capt James Lawrence USN

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#4 posted 12-25-2016 02:10 AM

One fine Frog. Job well done.

-- Soli Deo gloria!

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#5 posted 12-25-2016 02:13 AM

Just a jumpin’ good job!

-- Wood rescue is good for the environment and me! just rjR

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#6 posted 12-25-2016 03:49 AM

Great job. I love him.


-- Bob, Western Australia, The Sun came up this morning, what a great start to the day. Now it's up to me to make it even better. I've cut this piece of wood 4 times and it's still too damn short.

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#7 posted 12-25-2016 12:56 PM

Luv it. Gr8 story to go along with it. Merry Christmas to you and yours.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#8 posted 12-25-2016 02:01 PM

Great design. I’m a Belgian citizen and also a great fan from the famous Belgian detective (correct name) Hercule POIROT – David Suchet

-- irtamos, Belgium

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#9 posted 12-25-2016 03:12 PM

Way cute or is it way ugly?
No! got to love this wide mouthed frog.
But sticking my hand in it’s mouth for some fly candy and maybe touching it’s moving tongue!!!! Ewwwwwwwwwwwww!!!!! LOL

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#10 posted 12-28-2016 01:01 PM

Really like this the way you’ve finished it, has some real character to it. Do you know if the pattern is available on line somewhere? Seems like that issue is no longer available.

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