Beaver Toys

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Project by kenn posted 02-10-2015 05:30 PM 2419 views 10 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The Oct/Nov issue of Woodcraft Magazine had an article on building a toy beaver. I made two of them out of cherry with birch and cherry pegs. The finish is a coat of BLO. The article had great directions and full sized patterns so it was easy to follow. I assembled one to insure that my mechanism worked properly and it did with no adjustments. Sometimes details are had to translate in these projects but this was not the case here.

I think the pictures are self explanatory but they include an overview, head close up, tail close up, body, underside mechanism, and the Prince playing (mostly chewing) on the it.

All in all a fun project.

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#1 posted 02-10-2015 05:51 PM

One happy little fellow!

Great work, Kenn.

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#2 posted 02-10-2015 06:02 PM

Nice job, I made one of those for my nephew, for Christmas.

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#3 posted 02-10-2015 06:24 PM

Cute lil’ fella. I think he APPROVES!

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#4 posted 02-10-2015 06:25 PM

Hello Kenn

Very nice idea

Thanks for sharing

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#5 posted 02-11-2015 02:33 AM

Lots of creative play time here, good job.

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#6 posted 02-11-2015 11:15 AM

Great choice of wood. And I’m glad you showed the little one with the toy. Made me smile. Plus, I couldn’t tell the scale until that pic. Well done. :)

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#7 posted 02-11-2015 01:13 PM

Good job!

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#8 posted 02-12-2015 01:09 AM

Very cute! The beavers aren’t bad either!

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#9 posted 02-13-2015 06:36 PM

Great job! They look really good and have clearly hit the mark with your target audience.

-- Toy Making Dad, Northern Virginia,

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