Pull toy: Elephant on a drum

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Project by LeeinEdmonton posted 05-10-2010 01:12 AM 1595 views 2 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Was dragged by the wife to a garage sale. I hate them. However, there was a pile of old magazines there. And I mean OLD, with some dating back into the mid 1940’s. In one there was an article on wooden toys along with some black & white photos. The elephant kinda interested me so pored over the thing pretty close.
The attached circa 1945 toy is the result.


-- Lee

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#1 posted 05-10-2010 02:18 AM

Great looking toy, Lee! You did a very nice job on it. Does the elephant move? Who did the painting? Thanks for posting.

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#2 posted 05-10-2010 03:39 AM

Hi Tom:
Guess I should have provided more info. The elephant is mounted between two discs which in turn are drive wheels which when rotationg raise & lower the center section of the drum causing the elephant to rock forward & back biving the illusion that it is balancing on the drum. I did the painting (I hate painting) & the painting took longer to do than the building of the toy. The paint is water based & non toxic.


-- Lee

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#3 posted 05-10-2010 10:28 AM

One of the nicest wooden toys I’ve seen. Great work and the painting came out perfect.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#4 posted 05-10-2010 01:17 PM

I’m in love – it’s so wonderful.
Thank you.

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#5 posted 05-15-2010 02:00 PM

Like it , it realy look niiiice


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#6 posted 05-30-2010 08:16 PM

This is really neat what a great idea to use a 40s magazine plan

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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