|Project by rilanda||posted 07-05-2012 08:30 PM||847 views||1 time favorited||3 comments|
Made from Beech, the sides and ends are housed glued and screwed with the screw counter bored and the filled with a glued in pellet. the bottom is made of 6mm Birch ply. The handle, bead bar and beads are all made from beech, the handle and bead bar are turned to 20 mm diameter with a15mm spigot on both ends. The handles are marked out and drilled through 15mm and the handle/bead bar glued and wedged into the bar not forgetting to place the beads on the bead bar before assembly. the handles are then attatched to the toy using 10mm dowels and glue. The wheels I made on my lathe and they are attached to the toy using self made wooden axle pins. However this was an early model, later ones had large plastic wheels and steel axles with axle caps. the blocks are all 45mm cubes with all edges removed using a 6mm radius cutter in my router. this radius is applied to all edges of the baby walker. the whole unit is finished with 3 coats of child safe acrylic paints (Humbrol Acrylic), but after this is dry I apply a spray coat of acrylic gloss lacquer. I have made about 3 of these for newcomers to the family over a number of years. Invariably after they have served there purpose of assisting the toddler to walk they finish up being used for a dolls push chair, a wheelbarrow and anything the child’s imagination wants it to be.
-- Bill, Nottingham. Remember its not waiting for the storm to end, but learning to dance in the rain that counts. If you dont make mistakes, you make nothing at all.