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Beefier design of Lady and Her Flock --Animated Pull Toy

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Project by DaleMaley posted 11-16-2018 10:40 PM 939 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Back in January I built this animated pull toy using the pattern from Ken Folks’ 1998 book of toy patterns. I posted this project on this web site here.

Last July, I took most of my wood toys to a community event held at Marsh Park. The kids….....and adults loved playing with my toys.

Unfortunately, the Lady and her Flock did not survive the day. When kids tried to turn it while pulling on the rope, it tipped over because the front axle is fixed. One of the geese got broken off from its small 3/16” wood dowel. I repaired the damage fairly quickly in my shop.

so, I decided to design a much beefier version…..........by basically doubling the thickness of most of the parts from 3/16” to 3/8”. I also replaced the fixed front axle with a pivoting axle.

I made a short video of the prototype running, and it turned corners great. Here is a link to that video......

The new design turns easily, and should last a lot longer when kids…....or adults are playing with it :)

On the 1st toy, I used the compound cut scroll saw method to make the 3 geese from Pine. On the 2nd one, I used basswood instead of pine, which worked great. You can see how I cut 3D geese from a wood block on my woodworking web site.

If you are interested, you can see my build of the beefier design on my woodworking web site.

Thanks!

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





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ralbuck

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#1 posted 11-16-2018 10:58 PM

A very nice toy.

My question is; “Did it tip when you did the test drive too, or did you just straight line it?

-- Wood rescue is good for the environment and me! just rjR

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DaleMaley

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#2 posted 11-16-2018 11:33 PM



A very nice toy.

My question is; “Did it tip when you did the test drive too, or did you just straight line it?

- ralbuck

No more tipping with the pivoting front axle !

thanks

Dale

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

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DaleMaley

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#3 posted 11-17-2018 12:39 AM

I made a short video of the prototype running, and it turned corners great. Here is a link to that video......


A very nice toy.

My question is; “Did it tip when you did the test drive too, or did you just straight line it?

- ralbuck


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

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#4 posted 11-18-2018 12:03 PM

Very cool, love it

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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#5 posted 11-18-2018 01:07 PM

Those wooden toys are always fun.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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