Pedaling Cyclist wood pull-toy

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Project by DaleMaley posted 01-12-2018 04:56 PM 352 views 2 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

As others have observed, the original pattern for this old-fashioned wood pull toy is pretty flimsy, for children to actually play with.

I was going to beef up all the 1/4” thick wood parts and make them about 3/8” thick using Sketchup, but that would require changing some other dimensions also. I decided to just make the toy at 2X scale of the original design, which yields 3/8” thick parts.

I just used common pine, since I was going to paint the model.

I changed the design from plain round rear wheels, to spoked wheels, to dress it up a little bit.

I made a Youtube video showing the model in action…......

To see my Trials & Tribulations on this project, see my woodworking web site.


-- Dale, Illinois,

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#1 posted 01-12-2018 06:22 PM

This is a nice toy. Congratulations.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#2 posted 01-12-2018 07:08 PM

Good old toys! Wonderful moving parts toy.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#3 posted 01-12-2018 07:34 PM

Nice! It looks great. It has a nice whimsical vibe about it. Well done.

-- Toy Making Dad, Northern Virginia,

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#4 posted 01-12-2018 07:38 PM

Very cute and well done. I bet it was a fun build.

-- “We all die. The goal isn't to live forever; the goal is to create something that will.” - Chuck Palahniuk

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#5 posted 01-12-2018 11:08 PM

Nice! It looks great. It has a nice whimsical vibe about it. Well done.

- ToyMakingDad


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#6 posted 01-13-2018 04:00 PM

Nice Pull Toy Dale!

-- A Chip On The Shoulder Usually Indicates Wood Higher Up. (Rick, Ontario, Canada)

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