25mm dia. dowel, 3 pieces 80mm long sometimes used as broom handles.
Wooden Toy Plans
Cut two circle shapes from the 3/4" thick timber.
Drill three holes about 20mm offset from the edge of each disc to fit the 8mm dowel.
This is how I make large diameter wooden discs using a simple but effective woodworking jig.
Cut three pieces of 8mm dowel to lengths of 110mm. Chamfer the ends to make it easier for assembly.
Cut a slot in each end of the dowels with a hacksaw as shown in the photo.
Make sure to cut in the same direction as the grain.
Cut three pieces of 25mm dowel to lengths of 80mm. Drill one hole in each at least 16mm (5/8") from the end. Use the 8.5mm drill bit so that it will rotate freely around the 8mm dowel. Smooth and round all the edges.
Glue the yellow dowels into one of the green discs. Thread the red dowels in such that the other end fits between the other two yellow dowels as shown in the illustration below.
Glue the remaining green disc in place and the toy rattle is complete.
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