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Rabbit Pull Toy

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Project by will2480 posted 03-30-2008 08:45 PM 1250 views 2 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My wife found several pull toys online that she wanted to buy for our five month old daughter. Since I got a scroll saw for Christmas I said, “I can make those.” I asked my wife to choose the pull toy she liked the most and I just free handed the shape on a piece of 1/2” pine board that I had laying in the garage.

This was my third real project to make with my scroll saw. I even cut the wheels with the scroll saw and used my drill press with a sanding drum to round them off the best I could. The rear wheels have an “off-center” axle to simulate a hopping rabbit when it is pulled across the floor. (I tried to show this with the difference between picture one and two) In an effort to keep the toy safe to chew on, my wife used tea to stain the wood a bit of a darker shade of brown.

Thanks for checking out my project!
-Robert





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#1 posted 03-30-2008 08:55 PM

Cheaper to make than buy.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#2 posted 03-30-2008 09:04 PM

Cheaper and better! Good job.

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#3 posted 03-30-2008 11:24 PM

haha this is great!!!
love the hopping action. Good job

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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#4 posted 03-30-2008 11:58 PM

Good to see that bugs is still alive. I like the design & the hopping bit is great.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#5 posted 03-31-2008 03:19 AM

Hi Robert,

This is a nice toy. I admire you for building the toy rather than buying it. I tend to disagree with Gary’s and rikkor’s comments. At least in my case I have found that while I can get the materials far cheaper than buying a piece, once my time is factored into the equation I usually end up working for far less than minimum wage. But what you do get out of building a project is the personal satisfaction of the build itself. That is worth more than money.

thanks for the post.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#6 posted 03-31-2008 07:31 PM

Nice job Robert. I can just see a whole bunch of wood toys for your daughter :) Have Fun !!

-- Paul D - Lawrenceville, Georgia

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