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rance

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#1 posted 04-11-2011 05:15 AM

Yes, I make it a point to be bad. :) I also make it a point to politically INcorrect.

I googled and found plans for a rhino:
http://blog.dugnorth.com/2010/09/plans-to-make-ramp-walking-wooden-rhino.html
I don’t like the hinge though. I looked into building some of these a while back. There are many variations(read: Animals). All about the same.

http://www.woodentoys-shop.com/toys.php3?toy=Original%20Toy%20Ramp%20Walking%20Animals

The video at the bottom of this page gives away the key(IMO) of how these work. Perfectly balancing on the rear leg:
http://toywizard.org/blog/page/18/?s=
Same video:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=huOoqu6O-Yo&NR=1
Note how the aligator is front heavy and has a hard time walking:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HNg6HDVPBIE&feature=related

more googling, and wouldn’t ya know:
http://lumberjocks.com/topics/19701

It is literally laid out for you. You might just jump to post #17.

And one more google result that you might find helpful:
http://www.zfm.ethz.ch/~leine/toys.htm

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And another distraction, uh, I mean toy:
http://lumberjocks.com/projects/44273

(interesting note in the referenced UTube video, the author is the same guy)

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