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    I am a proud new grandparent of a boy and a girl from my two sons. I thought I should put my skills to use and make them each a push toy. This has "prosthetic" wings for now, but this little ducky is about to take off once he gets his real ones.

    Body almost finished.


    How it works. It is three layers of 3/4" pine with a hole in the middle layer for the mechanism and the outer layers contoured.


    Video:
    https://youtu.be/pnAySymK7lA

    Tom

    Last edited by Gleber; 08-11-2019, 10:14 AM.

  • #2
    Nifty idea and I'm sure the kids will love them. I know my Dad made similar toys for our kids and they loved them...still talk about it 35 years later.
    Bill
    Living among knives and fire.

    http://www.westernwoodartist.com

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    • #3
      Nice work on the duck!

      Claude
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      • #4
        "Aw Grandpa you shouldn't have, but man I'm glad you did" Years later I can almost hear them saying. Nifty idea, pull off very good.
        . . .JoeB

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        • #5
          Nicely done Gleber!

          Tinwood

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          • #6
            Ya gotta love a Duck, when I was a kid,,,,,,,,,,,,whoa, any way my younger bro got one that hand a handle on it, and the darn thing quacked. Boy that Quacker didn't last long with our big sister ,,. But it was a hoot, or should I say Quack. Great thing for kids, Granddads that do things... Thanks for sharing Gleber

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            • #7
              Nice job, Tom, and congrats, Grandpa! Now be sure to put a noisemaker on them, sure to delight the grands but drive the parents crazy!
              Arthur

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              • #8
                Congratulations on your two new grandchildren!
                Keep On Carvin'
                Bob K.

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                • #9
                  Thanks for the kind words guys. Is there any place here with more kinetic works? It was really fun figuring out how to make the wings flap. Next step, at Arthur's urging, is to add a bellows and duck call.

                  Tom

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Gleber View Post
                    Thanks for the kind words guys. Is there any place here with more kinetic works? It was really fun figuring out how to make the wings flap. Next step, at Arthur's urging, is to add a bellows and duck call.

                    Tom
                    Tom, if you check out Shawn Cipa's stuff, he has a flying Santa that goes around and up and down, maybe others. It's in one of his books (can't remember which one); also an article on it in a back issue of WCI...you turn a crank to make it work. Could be easily changed from a Santa to a plane, duck, or what have you.
                    Arthur

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                    • #11
                      Thanks Arthur, I'll look into that.

                      Tom

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