|Project by clieb91||posted 01-21-2012 08:16 AM||4726 views||0 times favorited||9 comments|
Well here it is for better or worse.. My project made entirely out of a 2×4. I got the idea from Rodney Pepe’s book on toys. This is the first mechanical toy I have built that was not from a kit. I had fun and learned a few new tricks. The roller was a trick to make as I made a wooden dowel on the lathe then used some smaller blocks to hold the dowel in order to make the roller. I will try to post some pics later of the actual mechanism.
Here it is in Action
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The book called for the drum to be made from a cardboard roll but i decided to make it from wood so I glued up 2 blocks of 2×4 and turned them down on the lathe then used a forstner bit to create the hole leaving only small bit of wood to make the sound. I also decided on the screws for sticks as the plans called for usilg pop rivets with beads, I was not going to attempt to make beads. As for the final finishing well that is just some sharpies to give it some color.
Thanks for looking.
-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- PortablePastimes.com (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)