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  1. Hand-cranked Ferris Wheel

    My grandkids play with my hand-cranked toys, and I take them to a couple of public events each year…......and the adults love playing with them as well!! A month or so ago, I built a hand-cranked windmill or fan….....and the kids loved playing with it at Thanksgiving. I posted this project here...
  2. Hand-cranked gear driven windmill toy

    I have built so many different types of hand-cranked wood toys for the grandkids, I have sort of run out of ideas for new hand-cranked toys. I saw a plastic toy that was hand-cranked, used 5 gears, to drive a propellor or windmill. I decided to adapt the plastic design over to an all-wood...
  3. Hand-cranked Woman is Boss wood model

    A couple years ago, I built several whirligigs. One of those is called The Woman is the Boss and is a fun one to watch. I like to design and build hand-cranked toys for kids, but I have built so many that I have sort of run out of ideas on new ones. I got the idea that I could convert some of...
  4. Hand-cranked Whitworth Mechanism Wood Model

    I saw a simulation of the Whitworth mechanism on Youtube, and decided I could convert it to a hand-cranked wood model for the kids. The colored parts are all hard maple, the rest is white oak. I scroll sawed the 3 gears. I generated the gear design using free program GearDXF.Exe, print it on...
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