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Project by macin posted 03-08-2012 12:57 PM 3134 views 35 times favorited 34 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I found some scrap pine 2 cm and 3,2 cm thick in the shop. Made some men, printed them out in 50%, 60%, 70%, 80% and 90% of it´s orginal size. I used a bandsaw. Got the template from http://toymakingplans.com/





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#1 posted 03-08-2012 01:03 PM

Ingenious.

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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#2 posted 03-08-2012 01:11 PM

Thank you

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#3 posted 03-08-2012 01:13 PM

Neato! Did you design these or get a template from somewhere?

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#4 posted 03-08-2012 01:16 PM

I´m sorry I didn´t design them myself. I got the template from http://www.toymakerpress.com/

I printed them out in 50%, 60%, 70%, 80% and 90% of it´s orginal size

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#5 posted 03-08-2012 01:21 PM

They’re pretty cool, whether you designed them or not. Seems like a fun project. Thanks for the link, looks like they have a lot of great things to make for kids gifts

-- Welcome to downtown Coolsville, Population: US! --Hogarth Hughes

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#6 posted 03-08-2012 01:41 PM

kinda reminds me of my “barrel of monkeys” i used to have. that is so awesome!!! such an inexpensive, productive way to hone your skills! i hope to work on a set of these myself. thank you for sharing this!

-- "There's plenty of time to read the instruction manual when you're laying in the hospital bed". - Dad

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#7 posted 03-08-2012 01:51 PM

With a little glue and some identification paint you could have a little boy, little girl, Mom and Dad book end in the making. Cool symmetry in how you knew to change the scale for each of them to essentially make your own design out of another plan.

Great job, gives me excellent ideas.

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#8 posted 03-08-2012 02:02 PM

Maybe it’s mentioned somewhere and I missed it when scanning but did you say how you cut these? Is it all scroll saw?

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macin

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#9 posted 03-08-2012 02:42 PM

I used a bandsaw not very easy to make the smallest one´s. I havn´t finished them, going to put some Danish oil on them.

I choose to have them non-gender persons, it´s easier and the kids choose who is who, mom/dad etc.

Proably I have sold these men, don´t know how many of them

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#10 posted 03-08-2012 02:54 PM

I want to design men similar to these men – maybe a little bit bigger than these so I can use the bandsaw instead of the scrollsaw

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#11 posted 03-08-2012 03:08 PM

great idea!

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#12 posted 03-08-2012 03:50 PM

Thats pretty cool!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#13 posted 03-08-2012 05:00 PM

Yes this is cool – the feet fit in to the neck. I want to make a template to be a little bit bigger – Now I´ll have to sit down and design :-)

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#14 posted 03-08-2012 07:25 PM

Very cool. I’ll make it a favorite!.............Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#15 posted 03-08-2012 08:29 PM

thanks for sharing some fun :-)

Macin :
if you want the same figur …. you just copy them 110 % 120 % 150% 200% etc.etc.
the choise is yours

Dennis

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