Pull turtle

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Project by A.Scott posted 12-22-2015 05:11 AM 1340 views 2 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A friend of mine and his wife asked if I could make a pull turtle for their kids. I am sure someone has made one of these before but I couldn’t find one online, so I made this as I thought of them. I used poplar for everything but the wheels and axels. The holes for the axels were drilled 1/16” larger than the 1/4” dowel axle, and the holes were pact with paste wax. To make the shell lines, I used a v bit on my trim router and free handed the lines. I think using a flexible metal ruler and a carving knife may have resulted in cleaner lines. Anchoring the neck was the most difficult.

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#1 posted 12-22-2015 06:42 AM

Beautiful wish. You’ve done it excellent. I like the way you made armour.

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#2 posted 12-22-2015 06:45 AM

That’s nice.

-- There's no crying in woodworking. Just measure and cut again.

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#3 posted 12-22-2015 02:36 PM

So cute all it needs is a pull string but you know that. lol

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#4 posted 12-22-2015 03:11 PM

Very nice. Turtles usually have imperfections in their shells so your carving matches reality.

-- "I love it when a plan comes together" John "Hannibal" Smith

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#5 posted 12-23-2015 03:39 AM

Very nice. Can’t wait to get some grandkids.

-- Joe - I am not entirely worthless, I can always serve as a bad example.

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#6 posted 12-23-2015 04:07 AM

Love it!
I am sure the kids will too.

-- "It's fine in practise but it will never work in theory"

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