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Busy Carpenter mechanical pull toy

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Project by DaleMaley posted 10-18-2017 02:54 PM 1255 views 1 time favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The Winter 2017 issue of Scroll Saw Woodworking & Crafts magazine has a neat pattern for a mechanical pull-toy name The Busy Carpenter.

I thought my grandson would get a kick out of this one, so I built one.

I used scrap 1/4” plywood and 3/16” Luan plywood for the flat pieces. The rest of the misc items came from Hobby Lobby and Ace Hardware.

I have to admit that every time I pull on the finished toy, it brings a smile to my face :)

The only way to really appreciate the fun of this toy, is to see it in action…..........so I made a Youtube video of it in action….....

https://youtu.be/bCLmTP6L7Zc

If you are interested in the details of how I built this mechanical pull toy, see my woodworking web site.

Thanks!

-- Dale, Illinois, http://dalemaley.webs.com/





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ToyMakingDad

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#1 posted 10-18-2017 04:42 PM

He looks great. Well done.

-- Toy Making Dad, Northern Virginia, http://toymakingdad.blogspot.com

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DaleMaley

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#2 posted 10-18-2017 04:43 PM



He looks great. Well done.

- ToyMakingDad

Thanks!

I hope my grandson has as much fun playing with it…........as I have had :)

-- Dale, Illinois, http://dalemaley.webs.com/

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ralbuck

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#3 posted 10-18-2017 08:30 PM

Neat toy. A part of the joy of making toys is getting to take them for the “test – drive”.

-- SAWDUST is THERAPY without a couch! just rjR

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robscastle

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#4 posted 10-18-2017 08:46 PM

Well done Dale.
Did you make the face to replicate yourself!! tee hee

Better add a couple more pictures of the new owner soon!!

-- Regards Robert

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DaleMaley

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#5 posted 10-18-2017 09:02 PM



Well done Dale.
Did you make the face to replicate yourself!! tee hee

Better add a couple more pictures of the new owner soon!!

- robscastle

I did think about adding a mustache to the toy :)

Thanks!

-- Dale, Illinois, http://dalemaley.webs.com/

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americancanuck

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#6 posted 10-19-2017 10:13 AM

great job

-- Retired and lovin it

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hunter71

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#7 posted 10-19-2017 10:22 AM

good job grandpa.

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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