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Twindaddytoys

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I'm just going to post what I placed on fb on my #twindaddytoys page...

These adorable animal pull toys are done and ready for pickup. They'll travel to the states where they'll make a little girl VERY happy.

They are finished with a beeswax and orange oil finish so they'll be safe.

"I Make Toys That Children Love
And Parents Trust!"

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These and other of my creations are available for purchase or special order. I operate out of my home Workshop/Daycare and The Guam Gallery of Art. I'm always there on Wednesdays scrolling (scrollsawing)

Also, if you'd like to try your hand at scrolling, here's your chance.

Have an idea that you want my to make? Just ask. All of my work is made with love and respect (as if I'm making it for my own children.


The last picture is the layout for round 2. I sold ea. For $15 for a total of $90 for the six. I proceeded to run to Home Depot and spent $30 on a 7ft 3/4"×8" poplar plank. For the next batch. I should be able to get 3 sets out of the 7ft. Including wheels that I'll need to make.

Any input is appreciated. Is $15 to cheap? Btw it was for a really good friend and they're donating a roast pig to our twins bd party for this Sunday so I figure it all balances out.

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I LOVE THESE! It is like seeing an old friend I haven't seen for a long time. Thanks for the great photos. $15 is what I consider a very fair price and your work is flawless.
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I'm glad that you like them. I'm trying to make my way through all the plan set that I've purchased. Its taking some time. I hope one day to be good enough to do a prototype for you. That would be cool. I'm also working on the zoo carpet buddies. I find them a little heavy in the head. (They wanna tip forward) but I've thought of 2 solutions. I'll try them out and post the process that I went through and the results.
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We are anxious to hear more about the tipping heads. i need to re-visit the plan set to see what the problem is.
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These are great, thanks for sharing.
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We are anxious to hear more about the tipping heads. i need to re-visit the plan set to see what the problem is.


The heads are too heavy for the placement and size ratio of the body.

The solution is an easy one. Since a eighth inch piece is placed front an back on the head, simply cut out the interior of the head leaving an eighth to quarter inch rim to glue the front and back to. Or you could use a forstner bit to remove material. But not everyone may have the bits or a drill press.

I'll post a couple of pictures to illustrate.

So as you can see. This process (optional) would eliminate weight in the heads. AND, not all the animals have this problem. Only the Lion and Hippopotamus as you can see. So the next time I build these I will probably cut the interior of all the heads. They are super cute by the way!

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I checked the plan and see what the problem is. The heads are supposed to be hollowed out behind the two side overlays on the heads that make the face. You can do this by drilling some big holes a quarter of an inch in from the outside edges of the face overlays. Remove as much material in this inner area as needed to make the heads lighter.
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Done!

That part of the instructions are missing from the plans that I have. Unless I missed the fine print somewhere lol.
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Well, you are way ahead of me and scrolling out the inside is much  better than my method. Thanks for the great photos and discussion! Your method is how I will do it in the future.
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Awesome! Feedback (positive of course) is always good as it refines and expands our minds and skills. That's how Bill Gates became a billionaire. Beta testing!

I love working with your plans.
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We love designing toys and have for over 60 years now!
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We hope to design many more toys in the years to come.
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My I inquire as to where you found the pattern?
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My I inquire as to where you found the pattern?


It's in the book
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