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Project by dansnow posted 11-15-2013 07:21 PM 1023 views 6 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I’d posted a shot of this on an earlier post when it was still in the early stages of construction.
A friend of ours had given us an old toy he’d had for about 40 years to see if we could use it as a pattern. A couple of the axle pins had been broken, so my son and I carefully dis-assembled it and used the parts to make templates.
The body is laminated from 2 sheets of 3/4” Baltic birch ply, while the legs and wheels are oak. I cut the wheels with a hole saw
The legs move with the wheels, and even the ears are pinned so they are moveable. Next step is to replace axle pins and refinish the original so I can return it to my friend.

Thanks for looking.

-- Dan Snow & Son Wooden Toys & Gifts





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maplerock

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#1 posted 11-15-2013 09:15 PM

Cool design! I like it. I made a simpler one a while back. http://lumberjocks.com/projects/86888. I like the wheel mechanics of yours.

-- Jerry... making sawdust in the Knobs of Southern Indiana

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CFrye

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#2 posted 11-15-2013 10:51 PM

Love the old toys! Was it difficult to get the legs to work correctly? Looks great! Thanks for sharing.

-- God bless, Candy

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dansnow

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#3 posted 11-15-2013 11:04 PM

It wasn’t t0o hard. I used the lengths from the original. I had to tweak the shape of the foot end a bit to make sure it has a little higher than the bottom of the wheel so it didn’t hit as it cam around. I made sure to set the attach points on wheels at 180 degrees apart on the same axle to make the walking seem more realistic.

-- Dan Snow & Son Wooden Toys & Gifts

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Rick

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#4 posted 11-16-2013 12:47 AM

Very Nice Work Indeed! Thanks For Sharing.

Rick

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kiefer

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#5 posted 11-16-2013 01:33 AM

Love it!!!!
Reminds me of toys when I grew up .

-- Kiefer 松

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#6 posted 11-19-2013 08:58 PM

Adorable and fun toy, cool design and great finish. Great job!

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