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    Toymakers. As a child some 60 yrs ago my father used to almost mass produce little rocking toy kangaroos. In profile about 6 - 8" long cut with coping saw from rough 3/4" timber. The legs looked like gum boots, with a pin through the body to allow them to rock fore & aft, with a pin through what would be the heal to limit the amount of travel. When placed on an inclined board the animal would rock fore & aft, walking his way down the plank. All were painted different colours, some with racing saddles painted on. Hours of racing fun with mum, dad and my brothers.
    Now being a grandfather I have tried to replicate these wonderous toys, all to no avail, About 6 prototypes to date and I dispair of ever being succesful in making one work.
    Please, does anyone out there on this great forum have a pattern for the little suckers.
    Thanks in anticipation,

    Seadog.

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    come to the Brisbane working with wood show May 21/22 and you will see heaps of them,then buy one, from the fella that sells them. He has a display outside planing slabs level.

    Phil.

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    G'Day Seadog,
    I'll have a look in my old books;
    so only got the pull along kangaroo, but will keep looking.
    Cheers, Crowie

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    That's a ripper find Aussie on Youtube.
    Just got to work out the plans for the Kangaroo now.
    Well done.
    Cheers, Crowie

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    pm sent crowie
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    Smile Toy pattern.

    Many thanks to all who replied. I now have exactly what I was looking for, time to start toy making.

    Regards,

    Seadog.

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    Let's see some photos of your handy work, please, Seadog.
    Cheers, Crowie

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