Wooden Push toy

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Project by Jim Jakosh posted 08-12-2019 05:48 PM 637 views 0 times favorited 36 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This will be another toy for McKinlee when she starts walking. It is a rolling drum filled with 18 red, white and blue wooden balls. It makes a lot of noise !!!!!! The wheels are 6’ diameter and the drum is 13” wide. I added some process shots. I laid out the 12 holes with my index wheel in the Nova lathe and then I cut my first ever hand cut dovetails. I wanted a strong corners for the handle frame and thought of a lot of options and settled on a dovetail . Mads. I used your marking gage and scriber for this one!!..Thanks
I have Delrin bushings in the drum and one is not glued in… in case I need to change the wooden balls if the color flakes off.

The wheels are box elder, the rods in the drum are 5/8’ maple dowels, The handle is all mahogany. It is finished with semi gloss enamel

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#1 posted 08-12-2019 05:55 PM

This looks like pretty Cool toy… Should be very funny for her!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#2 posted 08-12-2019 06:21 PM

Looks good, and you will know where McKinlee is when she’s using it. ;)

-- John, British Columbia, Canada

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#3 posted 08-12-2019 06:24 PM

Nice work Jim! Look better then the ones you can buy!
I hope it’s not to loud or you might want to hand out a few sets of ear plugs! LOL!

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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#4 posted 08-12-2019 06:45 PM

Very cool and nice finish

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#5 posted 08-12-2019 06:48 PM

amazing work
yes its toy but not simply to made
enjoy grandpa

-- bambi

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#6 posted 08-12-2019 07:09 PM

That’s impressive, Jim. But, we both know what things like this really are. Early lawnmower training. You really should make her a set of earmuffs, now. And a big, floppy hat.

-- Mark

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#7 posted 08-12-2019 08:52 PM

Nice build and nice gift
We always gift the noisey toys and keep the jigsaw puzzels for visits lol

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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#8 posted 08-12-2019 09:11 PM

That’s a awesome noise maker but it will sure please a little child, awesome job brother

-- James,Alabama,

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#9 posted 08-12-2019 10:31 PM

Nice toy. Will you be supplying ear plugs for the parents?

-- Tyvekboy -- Marietta, GA ………….. one can never be too organized

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#10 posted 08-12-2019 10:36 PM

I had one of those as child – mass produced, wood, painted in bright primary colors, it brought me much joy. I’m sure yours will bring much joy also to multiple generations yet to come. Thanks for posting.

-- Leafherder

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#11 posted 08-13-2019 12:07 AM

Nice toy Jim, hope the noise doesn’t get to you and the dwarfs. Cheers.

-- Bob C, Australia. Your best teacher is your last mistake.

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#12 posted 08-13-2019 01:08 AM

Great job, Jim! I am always looking for these kind of old fashioned toys when I am at the flea markets and such. I have a photo album on my phone for them. Like this bouncy horse…

I’ll get around to making them some day!

-- God bless, Candy

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#13 posted 08-13-2019 02:09 AM

Totally outstanding Jim!

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#14 posted 08-13-2019 02:23 AM

Thanks for the nice comments. It will be worth making to see her walking behind it. Maybe it will get her to start walikng. She’ll be here tomorrow!!

cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#15 posted 08-13-2019 02:55 AM

It’s a great built mower Jim. Maybe she will help grandpa with the lawn later on. I remember our grandson pushing the bubble maker one he had a couple years ago. It did help him to get his balance. The problem with that one is he wanted to use it in the house too. Bubbles everywhere.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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