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Toys for grandkids

Postby Andyp » 28 Apr 2021, 15:48

In case anyone is thinking about buying a scrollsaw and is wondering what else he can do with it here are a few things I made a many years ago for my children.

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Re: Toys for grandkids

Postby Mike G » 28 Apr 2021, 16:36

Oh dear......I'd have lots to live up to if a scroll saw happened to come my way.
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Postby Andyp » 28 Apr 2021, 16:43

Not at all Mike. I’d go as far as to say the scroll saw is pretty idiot proof and very easy to get good results. Just get plenty of blades, replace them often and go slow.
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Postby sunnybob » 28 Apr 2021, 17:09

I had a hegner scroll saw (twice, actually), I just could not maintain concentration long enough to make anything. :oops: 8-)
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Postby Phil » 01 May 2021, 13:01

Andyp wrote:Not at all Mike. I’d go as far as to say the scroll saw is pretty idiot proof and very easy to get good results. Just get plenty of blades, replace them often and go slow.



Yes, focus on what you are doing, else the blade tends to have its own mind and direction. :shock:
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Postby Phil » 01 May 2021, 13:04

Andy, not to high jack your thread ..................

I made these a couple of years ago on the old Rockwell saw.

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Postby Phil » 01 May 2021, 14:10

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Postby Peri » 01 May 2021, 14:20

They are all brilliant - but I love the hippo :)
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Postby sunnybob » 01 May 2021, 14:45

These extremely simple toys kept my grandkids amused for a few years
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Postby Andyp » 01 May 2021, 14:45

Peri wrote:They are all brilliant - but I love the hippo :)


Just for you Steve


The axle on the rear wheels is offset so that his bum rises and falls. Pegs on the inside of the front wheels open and close the mouth.
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Postby sunnybob » 01 May 2021, 14:52

or, for the older boys

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Postby Peri » 01 May 2021, 18:28

Thanks Andy - a colleague at work has a 6 month old grandaughter, that looks like just the thing for a toddler :)
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Postby Andyp » 01 May 2021, 18:32

I’ve been hunting high and low for the plans for the hippo, so far without success. It was probably made at least 15 years ago. If I can find them I’ll let you know.
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Postby Peri » 01 May 2021, 19:42

Thats brilliant :) - cheers mate.
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Postby Peri » 01 May 2021, 23:21

Just found this on Amazon

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Two of the preview pages just happen to be

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Postby Andyp » 02 May 2021, 06:40

I do not have that book so that’s not where I got my plans from.
I had a clear out of magazines a year or so back, I fear it might have been in one of those.

I note the rear axle is centred in those drawings. Offsetting that axle and getting his bum to rise and fall adds another fun aspect.
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Postby Phil » 02 May 2021, 07:16

sunnybob wrote:These extremely simple toys kept my grandkids amused for a few years
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Nice one, saved the pic.


Thanks for the Hippo Andy and Peri for the plan. Filed away.
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