Kangaroo push/pull toy in carved and polished birch plywood

by Mike Screen
(UK)

The kangaroo toy uses a simple eccentric cam wheel and a follower located between the wheels and lower torso to drive the tail and head up and down.


The head itself is pegged to the head/tail lever and rocks beautifully with the motion generated by the cam wheel.

The legs mimic the jumping action by being pinned offset to the wheels geometric centre.

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Jul 12, 2020
Thanks again for sharing another toy you made
by: Tony

Another fantastic toy!

As I have said in another comment, it reminds me of toys made and designed by David Wakefiled.

I have a copy of one of his first books "How To Make Animated Toys" published by Popular Science.

If do search for the term David Wakefield wooden toys you will find quite a bit of information.

Once again, thanks for sharing, and I hope it inspires more people to make something.

Regards, Tony Slattery

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