|Project by BigDumbAnimal||posted 07-25-2013 07:46 AM||1597 views||18 times favorited||12 comments|
Here is a toy I made for my daughter last Christmas. I just talked my wife into taking some pictures for me and since I’ve been stalking the wonderful contributions you all have been posting I figured it was time to contribute something of my own.
The black walnut came from a tree that came down in my in-laws front yard. I rough cut it to length and then squared it free hand with a chainsaw before running it through the bandsaw and planer. The wheels are out of some scrap maple that I had laying around the shop and they eyes are a mystery white wood that I turned on the lathe and had my wife die black with some kind of ink. Finish is just a straight polyurethane.
I got the plans from the book “Making Heirloom Toys” by Jim Makowicki.
Comments and critiques welcome.
-- Semper Fi BDA