Grasshopper - Saltamontes

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Birthday’s present for a little girl. Classic toy, the grasshopper is a Jim Makowicki’s design, from your book “Making Heirloom Toys”. The antennaes is not stranded wire with insulation as the original plan, are dowels. I hope like it and do it your own. Greetings.

Regalo de cumpleaños para una niña. Juguete clásico, el saltamontes es un diseño de Jim Makowicki, de su libro “Haciendo Juguetes Reliquias”. Las antenas no son de cable forrado como en el diseño original, son de varillas. Espero que les guste y hagan los suyos. Saludos.

-- Our lives are marked and bound together by concentric rings. Martín - Argentina

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#1 posted 04-03-2010 06:46 PM

hi dude ,
hola bato ,

the girl should like this ,
la nina debe de gustar esto ,

well done .
bien hecho .

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#2 posted 04-03-2010 06:46 PM

Cool toy..nice project.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#3 posted 04-03-2010 07:34 PM

Nice job on it.

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#4 posted 04-03-2010 07:42 PM

That’s really sweet for a little girl- nice job.


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#5 posted 04-03-2010 07:43 PM

To view it in action see (is not my video).

-- Our lives are marked and bound together by concentric rings. Martín - Argentina

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#6 posted 04-03-2010 09:33 PM

Very Cute! Nice job! Thanks for sharing.


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#7 posted 04-04-2010 12:08 AM

This is the sweetest little thing, and screw the kids! I need one for me!

-- Lisa Chan, custom cafts and yarn accessories,

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#8 posted 04-04-2010 04:11 AM

Well done grasshopper.

-- Donnie-- listen to the wood.

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#9 posted 04-04-2010 04:21 PM

That is soon to be a family classic!

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#10 posted 04-04-2010 06:17 PM

Our shop woodworkers group made twenty of these for the disadvantaged kids in our area.
very difficult to make the wheels turn as desired. i made one where the wheels /legs turned in a counter motion so as to appear to be walking and not hopping. again very nice.

-- Bruce. a mind is like a book it is only useful when open.

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#11 posted 04-06-2010 01:05 AM

Thanks all for the coments. You are very considerate. And thanks to Jim Makowicki, of course. The little girl is very happy with her new toy!!!

Gracias a todos por sus comentarios. Son muy considerados. Y gracias a Jim Makowicki por supuesto. La niña está muy contenta con su nuevo juguete!!!

-- Our lives are marked and bound together by concentric rings. Martín - Argentina

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#12 posted 04-13-2010 03:11 PM

toy for children is always great to make well done


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