The well-tailored penguin

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Project by David Wakefield posted 02-16-2014 12:57 PM 1836 views 4 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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This guy was just born last week. My second attempt at the intarsia look. The waddle was easy (offset wheels) but the flippers were a challenge. I started with pivoting individual flippers pulled down inside the body with cams and strings. It was bulky and cumbersome. My friend John Hutchinson recommended the pivoting arm that he had used in his camel design years ago. It worked perfectly. There is a cam on the axle and a drive dowel inside that pushes the flipper arm up. This fellow will be in Woodworker’s Journal sometime soon.

I’m entering the 21st century kicking and screaming. Check this out

-- David Wakefield

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#1 posted 02-16-2014 01:00 PM

Very cool, sure the guy will have a lot of fun … soon !

-- Muriel, Belgium

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#2 posted 02-16-2014 02:11 PM

wow, that is awesome, it is so cool, great work

-- steve, simple and effective

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#3 posted 02-16-2014 04:41 PM

Awesome ! Please more!!!
Do you have some patterns? Thanks in advance.

-- irtamos, Belgium

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#4 posted 02-16-2014 07:43 PM

Keep cranking out those toys and we’ll keep on admiring them! Nice work!

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

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#5 posted 02-16-2014 11:26 PM

Your penguin just made it to my Top 3, and I’m anticipating Oscar buzz for the video. :)
Great work as always, David !!!

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

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David Wakefield

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#6 posted 02-17-2014 02:57 AM

patterns coming in Woodworkers Journal!!! (I don’t know when yet)

-- David Wakefield

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#7 posted 02-17-2014 01:46 PM

Great design and congratulations on your efforts to join the 21st century—you’re ahead of me. I agree with John H.’s ranking: definitely in my DT3!

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

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#8 posted 02-17-2014 02:04 PM

Thanks Mr. Shooter

-- David Wakefield

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