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Project by hairy posted 09-04-2013 11:57 AM 1246 views 5 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This all started last year. The 2nd grade was studying the American pioneers. The teacher wanted to show the kids some toys the pioneer kids would have had, and asked me to help. She supplied this as a guide.

I made the first one pictured for her school. I attach the rope loop to an over the door hook. I also made the Gee Haw Whammy Diddle, I’d heard before of it as a Hooey stick.

The second one pictured hangs on my bedroom door. It’s fun.

The third was a gift to my niece’s 1 and 3 year old kids.

The last one is for my daughter’s friend that just had her first.

-- stay thirsty my friends...

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#1 posted 09-04-2013 12:28 PM

Those crazy pioneers.
Always coming up with something wild.
Your bears sure look better than those in the attached story. I suppose old grandpa had to worry about the chores and such….....................

-- mike...............

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#2 posted 09-04-2013 01:48 PM

Nice work, fun projects that look great.

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

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#3 posted 09-04-2013 02:40 PM

Yippie-yi-ki-yah… Nicely done hairy

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe.

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#4 posted 09-04-2013 03:58 PM

Very cool… Nice work, I had one of these as a child and should really make one for my daughter! Thanks for sharing and the reminder :)

-- Dan

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#5 posted 09-04-2013 04:02 PM

These are real cute, Hairy. Nice work.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#6 posted 09-04-2013 05:22 PM

Nice job! Congratulations.

-- Disfruta tu trabajo (enjoy your work) (Bandera, Argentina)

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#7 posted 09-04-2013 09:39 PM

Your bears looks much better! And your handles are excellent. Thanks for the link, I’d like to try a couple myself.

-- Mother Nature talks, I try to listen

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#8 posted 09-05-2013 05:14 AM

Excellent carving hairy! Love these old time toys. I have made some of these bears, although not near as elegant as yours. Broke a finger making a Jacob’s ladder when the power jointer kicked back a piece of wood too small for me to be safely running on it. Lesson learned. What finish did you use? Thanks for sharing the projects and the link.

-- God bless, Candy

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#9 posted 09-05-2013 02:30 PM

Thank you!

My current favorite finish is Minwax Ploycrylic.

-- stay thirsty my friends...

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