Toy Construction #271: Triceratops

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Blog entry by htl posted 09-25-2019 07:51 PM 457 reads 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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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.

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#1 posted 09-25-2019 09:01 PM

I like it and looks like you are enjoying it.

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#2 posted 09-25-2019 09:11 PM

Looks Good!

-- Soli Deo gloria!

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#3 posted 09-25-2019 09:31 PM

Awesome job. It and the T-Rex look great. Really well done.

That is a great book by David Wakefield. He also has one called “Making Dinosaur Toys in Wood” that is just dinosaurs. I’ve build the small ones from that book, but never these full size ones. Yours look great. I paint mine but now that I have access to better wood, I should up my game and try to make them look like yours. Here are some of mine.

As an aside, David Wakefield posted some of his toys on Lumberjocks several years ago. I had a couple of brief correspondences with him and he was SUPER nice and encouraging. Great books and a class act.

-- Toy Making Dad, Northern Virginia,

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#4 posted 09-25-2019 10:03 PM

TMD thanks for the link, I have the left over sides of the Triceratops head and was thinking how to build a scratch build Stegosaurus or Spinosaurus with the left over wood, and your pictures gave me the info I’ll need Thanks!!!
O!!! and nice projects you got there!!!
And thanks all for checking it out!

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#5 posted 09-25-2019 11:44 PM

Fun and games ahead with this build, roughing per historical beasts everywhere.

-- Lifes good, Enjoy each new day...... Cheers from "On Top DownUnder" Crowie

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