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Project by BaboonCove posted 01-07-2014 08:50 AM 1036 views 1 time favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I used an old news paper pattern from 1920’s for this. The motion is not as fluid as I would like (the original was designed to be made of paper, where mine is wood). When his tail is pushed down both hands and his head lift up. I also had to enlarge the head as the one in the original pattern was way too small.





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#1 posted 01-07-2014 01:49 PM

Very Cool. Love seeing these. If you don’t mind may have to borrow.

CtL

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#2 posted 01-07-2014 02:02 PM

cool and fun project.

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#3 posted 01-07-2014 02:52 PM

Nice idea. Some places are running through my mind in which I would place it.

-- Eli Adamit, Israel

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#4 posted 01-07-2014 03:10 PM

Nice work. Any chance you can put up a link to a video? How about adding a photo of the back with the mechanism?

If anyone is interested, the pattern for this and many more can be found at http://www.barnaclepress.com/comics/Papercraft/ Give it time to load and they may be large graphics files. Takes a while for my system.

I keep meaning to make the moving Santa as an animated yard art for Christmas.

-- Bill - Mesquite, TX --- "Everything with a power cord eventually winds up in the trash.” John Sarge , timber framer and blacksmith instructor at Tillers International school

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#5 posted 01-07-2014 03:57 PM

Boy, I need to make one of those to go next to my street organ! Nice work.

-- “We all die. The goal isn't to live forever; the goal is to create something that will.” - Chuck Palahniuk

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#6 posted 01-07-2014 06:00 PM

Thanks for the nice comments. I would be glad to post a picture of the back, however, it will take me a few weeks. I serve as a missionary deep in the bush of West Africa, and only have access to the internet when I come into town to resupply.

One thing that I would change from my first design would be to use small dowels ( or bamboo skewers) instead of nails. This should make it move a little smother.

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#7 posted 01-07-2014 08:22 PM

Cute lil monkey! Thanks for sharing Professor, both here and in the jungle!

-- God bless, Candy

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