|Project by ToyMakingDad||posted 02-04-2014 01:57 AM||1715 views||9 times favorited||8 comments|
This is fun project from John R Nelson Jr’s “American Folk Toys.”
It is all very straight forward and a very low stress build.
All from pine shelving that a friend had no use for.
I made a few little changes like swapping out the camel for a zebra.
I also increased the size of the center dowel and counter sunk holes for the string knots to hide in.
The disks were cut using a simple jig on my band saw.
All parts were painted with craft store acrylics and finished with spray acrylic.
The basic design allows for a fair amount of flexibility in terms of size and figures.
This is the second one I’ve built. Here’s a little video of it in action:
I have pictures and details of the build on my blog:
-- Toy Making Dad, Northern Virginia, http://toymakingdad.blogspot.com