Wooden Pull Along Toy - Dippy Duck
The pull along toy Dippy Duck is larger than the regular cut-out figure
and has added action by the placing of the inner piece off center on the
larger wheel, thus causing the duck to move up and down as the toy is
pulled along on the floor. As shown in the drawing, the base is made of
four separate pieces, because it is easier to construct it this way
than to cut out the slot from a solid piece.
The wood used is 7/8" pine, the two long pieces being 1 1/2 " wide by
15" long and the two end pieces l 1/4" wide by 2 1/2" long. These are
glued and chamfered. A small chamfer is planed around the top edge, as
The small base piece on which the duck rests is made 7/8"x l"x 7 1/2".
A hole is bored 2" from one end with a 1/2" bit and the slot is sawed
out. The opposite end is rounded.
A hole is bored in the end where the slot is cut 3/8" from the end, of
a size that will take a nail tightly. The nail is cut one inch
long and serves as an axle for the large wheel.
A similar hole is bored, 3/8" from the other end, with a
larger drill so that the nail used at this point will be smaller than
the hole, allowing the base piece to move easily upon it.
The large wheel is made by cutting a piece from a curtain rod 2 1/4" in
diameter or by turning down a piece to this diameter on the lathe. This
wheel is cut 3/8" thick. The four main wheels are l 3/4" in diameter
and 3/8" thick. These wheels have a small hole bored exactly in their
center, of a size large enough to allow a shingle, or a screw, nail to
turn easily within.
The wheels are attached two inches from the ends and the nails are
driven in straight so as to insure the wheels turning evenly. A screw
eye is placed at the front end, as
shown, to which is attached a string to pull it by.
All parts of the pull along toy Dippy Duck should be nicely
sanded before assembling and then given two
coats of paint. A suggested color scheme is given on the drawing.
Please use lead-free paint for all children's toys.
Plan of the pull along
toy Dippy Duck