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Forum topic by grace123 posted 11-02-2010 10:19 PM 825 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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grace123

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11-02-2010 10:19 PM

Hi. I am brand new as a member of Lumberjocks. I want to make the toy shown in this youtube video, or at least something similar. I cannot find the plans for this. Does anyone know how to make the wheels so the toy has this kind of wobble?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LuJM-5TNB24


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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#1 posted 11-02-2010 10:29 PM

Instead of drilling the axel holes on center, offset them. Look closely at the video.

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#2 posted 11-03-2010 01:24 AM

Yep, what Dick & Barb said: The holes in the wheels are offset, and the wheels on an axle are rotate 180 degrees from each other (if lining up that offset would be 0°). You can’t offset them too far, or the wheels will slide rather than turn (as I think you see with the beginning of that video), though a rubber band might help traction.

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