Wobbly Walrus push toy

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Project by DaleMaley posted 10-04-2021 11:48 PM 539 views 1 time favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I took David Wakefield’s base design for this wood toy, and then modified it so the mouth would open even further.

The base is red oak. The wheels and tusks are maple.

The wheels are offset on the axle to give the walrus its wobbly walking method.

A cam drives a dowel that opens and closes the mouth and tusks.

I made a Youtube video of the model in action and you can use this link to watch it.

See my woodworking web site for more details.


-- Dale, Illinois,

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#1 posted 10-05-2021 10:28 AM

Nice work will make some kid happy, they will have a lot of fun with this.

-- Soli Deo gloria!

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#2 posted 10-05-2021 10:50 AM

Well done !

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#3 posted 10-05-2021 02:14 PM

Very cool…very interesting…very fun…smiles…

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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#4 posted 10-18-2021 02:01 AM

Now that’s a beauty, love the animation of the moving mouth….well done sir!

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

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