|Project by Jim Jakosh||posted 06-15-2011 11:08 PM||2373 views||6 times favorited||14 comments|
This is a ladder with a flipper that walks all the way to the bottom. It worked after 3 attempts on the flipper. I started by drilling 11 holes in each of the sides of the ladder then I glued in 1/4 round dowels leaving a 1” wide space between the sides. To make the rungs flat, I ran the ladder through the router table to get the rungs all in a line and at 1/8” wide. I put two dowels in the ends and mounted it on a base. The last shot is the flipper that works so well. I threw the others away!!
The ladder is cedar and the flipper is rubber tree wood because it is heavier.
I have updated the pics since I finished the ladder with a matte finish. I have also personalized the toy by adding Steve’s picture to both side of the flipper. How it is Steve tumbling down the ladder and always ending right side up.
-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!