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Project by sirthinkalot posted 03-15-2017 04:13 AM 805 views 3 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I was originally going to make an X-Wing game table for my son. ( Its a star wars tabletop game … I didnt know what it was either :) ) Anyway the AT-ATs were going to hold the table top but by the time I made them pose-able etc. I had way to much time in to them. They are primarily made of walnut but he feet are turned from ash which I tried to make distressed looking. A quarter turn on any of the nuts will loosen/tighten any of the joints and then they can be put in any position. Inside the bobies are storage areas to keep the game pieces should I ever make the game board. The heads are articulate and have moveable headlights and laser canons.





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ChrisK

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#1 posted 03-15-2017 11:04 AM

Very cool, my boys would want to make these walk.

-- Chris K

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#2 posted 03-15-2017 01:05 PM

That is very cool. I love the lights and the storage.

-- Peter, A man convinced against his will is of the same opinion still.

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#3 posted 03-15-2017 01:18 PM

nice, I am sure your kids will enjoy!!

-- frankie v

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#4 posted 03-15-2017 03:45 PM

The woodworker and the nerd in me are amazed. Great job!!!

-- husband, father, wood jockey, follower of Christ.

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#5 posted 03-15-2017 05:24 PM

This is a very nice project and I bet you had as much fun as your son did. Well done!

helluvawreck aka Charles
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-- 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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sirthinkalot

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#6 posted 03-15-2017 06:35 PM

Thanks for the comments guys. I had a hard time giving up on the “making them walk dream” :)
My son is an electrical engineer and so I did make the head so that it pvots back and forth. There are channels on each side of the head that go through the body so he can put a little servo motor in there to make the head go back and forth. We named them Pete and Repete. :) when i gave them to him at Christmas I hid the one and then positioned the other one in the bathroom sitting on the toilet. It was fun.

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LiveEdge

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#7 posted 03-15-2017 10:23 PM

Love it. Check my projects for my own AT-AT. Love the detail of your feet. I’m getting up the gumption to do a Millennium Falcon next month.

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#8 posted 03-16-2017 10:42 AM

Realy cool stuff! Awesome project.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#9 posted 03-16-2017 09:13 PM

Those are incredible! You do fantastic work, thanks for sharing.

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#10 posted 03-20-2017 05:05 PM

I love the reuse of materials. What are the valves from?

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sirthinkalot

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#11 posted 03-20-2017 09:34 PM

Thanks guys … it was a lot fun making them. I had a friend who had a bunch of old valve stems and springs from various engines so I was able to use 4 on each ATAT head. ... 2 on the underside as stationary cannons and 2 on each side that slide back and forth on rotating walnut blocks :)

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