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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,
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.
YouTube - wooden walking kangaroo toy
YouTube - WALKING ROBOT-ROBOT ANDADOR
YouTube - Wooden Walking Toy from Finland
YouTube - Grass hopper
robot plans http://blog.dugnorth.com/2011/02/dow...ng-wooden.html
Back To Car Building & All The Sawdust.
I'll have a look in my old books;
so only got the pull along kangaroo, but will keep looking.
That's a ripper find Aussie on Youtube.
Just got to work out the plans for the Kangaroo now.
pm sent crowie
Demand Real Poo!
Many thanks to all who replied. I now have exactly what I was looking for, time to start toy making.
Let's see some photos of your handy work, please, Seadog.
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