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I bought a book on toys that move and picked an easy one for the first. It now belongs to my grand-daughter. I told her to keep it for many years to give to her kids.
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hi Mike

nice looking quacker

how did you cut it out? bandsaw or scrollsaw?

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Excellent work Mike as we have come to expect from you. How about some details on how you made it if you have time.
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The book is "How to make animated toys" by David Wakefield. I got it used on Amazon for about $9.
It comes with cutting drawings, and lots of instructions for each toy. Really a nice book.

I scanned the pattern page and copied that to the wood with transfer paper. The body wood is jointed and planed cedar 2x4 I had left over from my planer stand. Wheels and legs are from scrap cherry I had around.
I used my band saw to cut the pieces and hole saws for the wheels. Went to Joanns' fabrics for the 7/32" axles.
A nice simple project that took maybe 5 hrs of tinker time.

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Cute little ducky, Mike. Are his little feet cam activated?

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Mike, nice job on the duck. What is the name of the book you bought? I have a couple of grandkids that might like some toys like that.

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Cute little ducky, Mike. Are his little feet cam activated?
The back wheel axles are off center by 1/8" and have a 1/2" dowel 3/8" OC opposite the axles. That makes it waddle and the feet kick up and down. Real cute.

Eric; read my previous message.

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