|Project by Roz||posted 05-02-2010 04:52 AM||2165 views||0 times favorited||8 comments|
My old Antique (Junk) dealer friend called me with a request for help the other day. It seems a fried of his needed a wooden leg.
I replicated the missing appendage with half inch and 5/16 inch dowel rod. A few cuts on the band saw and he was dancing again. This toy was widely product around 1900. The man has a wire in the middle of its back with a lot of spring in it. The wire extends about 16 inches from the center back of the torso and forms a loop at the end of about one inch.
I submitted this because the old toy is interesting and might be a worthy project for some grand Parents out there with a little free time and a few wood scraps lying about.
-- Terry Roswell, L.A. (Lower Alabama) "Life is what happens to you when you are making other plans."