Build a Mechanical Wooden Toy Pigeon - Free Wooden Toy Plans


When the head of this mechanical pigeon is lowered the tail rises, and the reverse.

It is constructed as follows: Make paper patterns for the parts, which consist of two body pieces, a head, a tail, and the foot piece. The shape of the parts is shown in the sketch, the front body piece being removed to show the connections of the rubber and wire controlling the_ movements.

The view above shows the fastening of the parts with nails. The main sizes of the parts, which are made of 1/8 to 1/4 in. soft wood, are: head, 1 3/4 by 3 1/2 in.; body, 2 by 5 1/4 in.; tail, 1 1/4 by 3 1/4 in.; foot piece, 1 3/8 by 1 1/2 in.

Mark the shapes on the wood, cut them out, and mount them, with a rubber band connecting the head and tail, as shown. Nail the foot piece between the body pieces, and pivot the head and tail on nails. Connect the head with a wire, having a loop on one end. Make the holder, and cut a slot into it for the draw wire, operated with the finger.

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Wooden Toy Pigeon Plans


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