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Project by exelectrician posted 171 days ago 871 views 7 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My Great-grandson will be getting this soon, I hope he likes it!
I made the body from cherry and the legs and wheels from hard maple recycled flooring, the eyes are dyed hickory.
Plans from Jim Makowicki

-- Love thy neighbour as thyself





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rrdesigns

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#1 posted 171 days ago

This is really cute. You’re great grandson is a lucky fellow.

-- Beth, Oklahoma, Rambling Road Designs

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Scott

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#2 posted 171 days ago

Good looking grasshopper!

-- Scott in North Carolina

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bugz

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#3 posted 171 days ago

Cool, looks like the next most favorite toy.

-- Bob, Lewistown, Montana. Kindness is the Language the blind can see and deaf can hear. - Mark Twain

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DocSavage45

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#4 posted 171 days ago

HA,HA,HA,

Can I be on your adopted relatives list? Love it!! Might try this one for a new baby boy I know?

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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exelectrician

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#5 posted 170 days ago

Ha, Ha, Ha, and a huge smile is the reaction people have when they see this in action for the first time, the Joy it brings is worth the time and effort it takes to get them , “just right.”

Thank you all for your kind comments.

-- Love thy neighbour as thyself

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madts

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#6 posted 170 days ago

Very cute. He will enjoy.

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

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spunwood

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#7 posted 170 days ago

so cool. bet he’ll love it

-- I came, I was conquered, I was born again. ἵνα ὦσιν ἓν

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Pie

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#8 posted 170 days ago

WOW! Luving this. Are there any plans for this or was this straight from your creative mind? Excellent work, would love to make one for one of the kids.

-- Pie

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exelectrician

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#9 posted 170 days ago

Hi Pie, Jim Makowiki’s Book “Making Heirloom toys” has detailed plans for this charmer, as well as a whole lot more, see my latest post.

-- Love thy neighbour as thyself

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ptofimpact

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#10 posted 170 days ago

Very nice, made my 1st pull toy awhile ago, was looking at this guy also.

-- Pete in NC

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dansnow

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#11 posted 170 days ago

Good Looking Bug!!
I have this book, and have made close to a dozen of these little critters myself. The articulated pull toys are always a big hit at craft fairs.

-- Dan Snow & Son Wooden Toys & Gifts

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#12 posted 169 days ago

Nice toy.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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Fishinbo

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#13 posted 164 days ago

Awesome toy! Adorable design and great wood colors. The kid will love it for sure. Great job Grand Pa!

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