What You'll Need
pieces of softwood:
for the body and jaw
for the legs
for the tail
Four pieces of hardwood:
for the base
for the curved support
for the bone-shaped crank handle
for the crank-handle pole
lengths of dowel rods 3/32" dia. and three
dowel rods 3/16" dia. (1" long, 1-1/4"
long and 1-1/2" long)
saw or bandsaw
belt sander or assorted sanding papers (80 to
bits: 3/32", 7/64", 3/16"
and 5/16" (or 3/8")
For efficiency, first complete all the common tasks
in the following order:
- Print a copy of the four full-sized templates (A,
B, C and D) and the two illustration diagrams (see
- Cut out the patterns and affix them to the designated
wood pieces using spray adhesive.
- On a drill press, drill all holes exactly as marked
on the patternsthe alignment of the holes of
mating parts is critical.
- Using a bandsaw or scroll saw, cut out all parts
on the waste side of the line and then sand flush
to the line. (If you are a carver, you may want to
carve out the dog.) Use a file or a fine-tooth saw
to remove the waste around the teeth.
viewed from the top
Never glue any joints until the entire piece is ready for
assembly and all the movements have been tested to ensure
they are working smoothly.