Ramp walking toys

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Project by oakwood posted 398 days ago 3218 views 37 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Over the years these have been very popular sales items at our community center sales. Especially at Christmas. Simple to make and people seem to like them as there is usually a give away smile. Here is a link to a You Tube video I just came across recently. The young lad does a great job of explaining the working functions. This should be of great help to those of you who may be interested . I line my ramps with anti skid shelf fabric. It offers the friction that is sometimes required depending on how well you choose your balance point etc. and how well you constructed the toy.

Walking duck

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#1 posted 398 days ago

I really like these and want to build some. I saw some in a shop up in the mountains. You did a nice job on these.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#2 posted 398 days ago

Oakwood – These look great! Really like the look of the eyes and bills on the three in the first picture. I built one through trial and error but by the time I had it balanced correctly, it was in pretty bad shape with assorted holes cut one place and washers added others. Tried to order a set of plans from England (called “Wooden Mechanical Walking Figures”) but they don’t ship to US or Canada (?!) I understand the concept but would love to get my hands on already working plans to start working from there. Are the plans you used available some place for sale or download?

-- Toy Making Dad, Northern Virginia,

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#3 posted 398 days ago

IĀ“like the wood toy. This put to favorite yet and try to do in some time. Great work, nice paint and take me a smile. Congratulations!

-- Disfruta tu trabajo (enjoy your work)

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#4 posted 398 days ago

Soo cool! Just what I needed for my next toy project, thanks for posting.

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#5 posted 397 days ago

that’s jus kool

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#6 posted 397 days ago

cool, i’ve never seen anything like that before.

-- Joel

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#7 posted 397 days ago

That’s really cool. Can you also direct me to the plans to buy or download?

-- Woodify ~~

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#8 posted 397 days ago

very cleaver thanks for sharing

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#9 posted 397 days ago

Nice work… Looks fun…

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

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#10 posted 397 days ago

The pictures alone made my day : ) So cute !! Thanks for sharing : )

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#11 posted 397 days ago

Very cool! Thank you for sharing. When I watched the video, I caught myself smiling as the duck waddled down the ramp. You just can’t help yourself. LOL

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#12 posted 397 days ago

G’Day Oakwood, I wish I had the patience to make such beaut animated toys….made a couple of pull along elephants a couple of years back but took forever to get it right; so well done indeed on your little herd of animals.
Cheers from on Top DownUnder, crowie

-- Lifes good, Enjoy each new day...... Cheers from "On Top DownUnder" Crowie

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#13 posted 396 days ago

very neat thanks 4 posting the video

-- greg indiana

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#14 posted 396 days ago

Are plans available? You did a great job on yours.

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#15 posted 394 days ago

Cute and adorable moving toys! Give loads of fun just by looking at them going down the ramp. Great job!

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