Thread: Dinosaur toy builds
20th Sep 2019, 07:00 AM #1
Dinosaur toy builds
Used up some scrapes building some really fun projects.
I found David Wakefield’s book on Ebay and just had to build some dinosaurs, I had bought the book back in the 1980’s and built many of the projects in his book.
The last picture in the projects list was built 35 or so years ago using his plans.
One of the fun and challenging things about his builds are the moving arms and legs mouths that open and close with cams and levers.
As the T Rex moves across the floor his mouth opens and closes and his feet get in on the action.
The Brachiosaurus’s neck moves up and down as he walks around and all four of his legs move.
So their interesting projects and a lot a fun watching kids discover what these toys can do.
Here's the short blog.
Here's two I built over 30 years ago that has survived.
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20th Sep 2019, 09:28 AM #2Woodworking mechanic
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Thanks for the pictures and the name of the book. What great toys! You inspired me so I just ordered the book
20th Sep 2019, 09:52 AM #3
20th Sep 2019, 07:26 PM #4
Great job Bruce ....love it!
20th Sep 2019, 10:09 PM #5
Thanks for the post. This post has just sparked my memory that I too have this book .... I might pull it out and look for a project to make together with my boy.Now proudly sponsored by Binford Tools. Be sure to check out the Binford 6100 - available now at any good tool retailer.
21st Sep 2019, 08:47 PM #6Intermediate Member
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World of Books has 4 copies at 11.50 with free shipping, second hand if anyone is interested.
26th Sep 2019, 06:54 AM #7
Still in Dino mod so here’s the start of the Triceratops.
I built one of these 30 something years ago and still have it.
Since all my dino’s are much smaller than the one in the picture I thought I’d give it one more try and have a full set that match up, size wise.
This will all be done in birch as I have some 2” thick scraps.
Wouldn’t take much to turn this into a hippo would it?
The head was a ton a work with all 3d cuts.
3rd Oct 2019, 06:44 AM #8
3rd Oct 2019, 08:27 AM #9
Great toys Bruce
and a lot harder to make so they work well than one thinks...
Top job sir!
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