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Project by David Wakefield posted 02-13-2014 12:26 PM 3551 views 16 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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This fellow has one of my fist basic animation concepts. As the peg on the inside of the front wheel passes by the bottom of the jaw, it opens the gaping mouth, only to let it chomp shut a moment later. Very kinetic and satisfying. I use Cherry for most of my toys because it doesn’t splinter, it holds up and it is , of course, beautiful.

If you like this guy, I have a book coming out this summer with Fox Chapel press that will have this guy in it, along with 19 others. I also have a website where these bad boys are for sale. wildlife-toys.com

-- David Wakefield





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GerardoArg1

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#1 posted 02-13-2014 02:29 PM

Wow. Excelent. Make me sense like a kids. love the animated toys.

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

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#2 posted 02-13-2014 02:37 PM

Nice. I like it!

-- Hand Crafted by Brett Peterson John 3:16 http://www.TheCrookedNail.blogspot.com

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#3 posted 02-13-2014 03:25 PM

Amazing work, David! Your designs and craftsmanship continue to inspire me.

-- John - Central Ohio - "too much is never enough"

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#4 posted 02-13-2014 03:27 PM

very neat work.

-- Dreaming patterns

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#5 posted 02-13-2014 03:31 PM

That’s pretty cute. Nice work.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- helluvawreck aka Charles, http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

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#6 posted 02-13-2014 04:10 PM

Awesome. Favorited, and I’ll keep an eye out for the book. Thanks for sharing!

-- Do not taunt Happy Fun Ball.

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#7 posted 02-13-2014 04:24 PM

That is really cool. Great job

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#8 posted 02-13-2014 05:03 PM

Really neat to say the least:-)

-- "older I get, the more fun I have"

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#9 posted 02-13-2014 07:09 PM

Very nice. Will it do nuts?

-- Thor and Odin are still the greatest of Gods.

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#10 posted 02-13-2014 08:57 PM

Cool design with outstanding craftsmanship. Look forward to the publication of your new book—let us know when it comes out or pre-order opens.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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#11 posted 02-14-2014 02:10 AM

Very cool. This would be fun to try to make. Will the book include plans for your various creatures? :-) The T-rex and some of the other dinosaurs are pretty cool too.

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woodify

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#12 posted 02-14-2014 02:36 AM

Awesome. Yes, please let us know when the book is ready.

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#13 posted 02-15-2014 03:16 AM

Really cool hippo! I love bulding toys and will definitly get your book when it comes out.

-- Tom Finnigan - Measures? We don't need no stinking measures! - Hmm, maybe thats why my project pieces don't fit.

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#14 posted 02-15-2014 03:21 AM

Thanks for all the positive comments. I’ll just keep on posting!

-- David Wakefield

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#15 posted 02-15-2014 06:05 AM

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-- (Rick S.)... "Don't Worry About What People Think! They Don't Do It Very Often Anyway!"

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