Introduction: Movable Toy Fish

This work is a movable fish pieced together with layers of plywood. Everything was done by hand with a bandsaw including the geared mechanisms. The fish can be taken apart to showcase the mechanism that moves the fins and tail, and can easily put back together. The body of the fish is held together partly by magnets. The length of the work is a little over two feet. 

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alcurb made it! (author)2014-10-28

Almost made it into my "Got Wood?" - wooden gadgets collection, but it lacks instruction. Too bad.

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oegha_n made it! (author)2013-06-12

Spectacular project! But, do you have any instructions on it? I can't find any

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shallnot made it! (author)2012-05-28

Back in the good old days people would figure out how to replicate an object by measuring know lengths and using some simple math to figure out the sizes of the parts.

If the whole fish is about 2 feet then it looks like the body is about half that length...

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isross made it! (author)2012-05-24

Looks awesome and intriguing. Where can I get the plans??????

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isross made it! (author)2012-05-24

Looks awesome and intriguing. Where can I get the plans??????

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isross made it! (author)2012-05-24

Looks awesome and intriguing. Where can I get the plans??????

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isross made it! (author)2012-05-24

Looks awesome and intriguing. Where can I get the plans??????

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hammer9876 made it! (author)2012-05-24

Any chance of seeing it in action? How about a movie? Congratulations on being "Featured."

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lootsvele made it! (author)2012-05-24

Fantastic!

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hazlett made it! (author)2012-05-24

I have been under the impression that "Instructables" should have INSTRUCTIONS !

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wisconsinjimmy made it! (author)2012-05-24

How about the plan or at least some dimensions, It is really cool would be better if you used hard wood. =8')

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Brave_heart made it! (author)2012-05-23

It is fantastic but give me step by step instructions

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imbigman made it! (author)2012-05-22

Absolutly Awesome. I am going to give this a go. Love it!

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elvisecrevisse made it! (author)2012-05-22

Gosh !!! what a beautiful fish you've made !!! As Kiteman, i want to ask you for templates and make it for my little girl... ( and sorry for my english, i'm frenchy).

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burnerjack01 made it! (author)2012-05-22

Very innovative and creative! great job! This piece will most likely spur many more examples of kinetic art. You've got MY vote!

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spike3579 made it! (author)2012-05-22

Well done!
What's next?
A watch?

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aideym made it! (author)2012-05-22

I really love this. Beautiful work and totally echo the request for a template.

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flyingpuppy made it! (author)2012-05-21

That is intricate! And magnets--yes please! You're a girl after my own kin. Very well done.

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Lorddrake made it! (author)2012-05-21

WOW!!

amazing detail work.

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taky made it! (author)2012-05-21

This is amazing. I would love to have a pattern!!

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Thrasym made it! (author)2012-05-20

That's pretty neat. I'd love to see one done in clear acrylic, or tinted/painted but still transparent.

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andythemac made it! (author)2012-05-20

It does look stunning! I'd love to see it in action. Can you upload a movie?
Do you have any photos of it being made?
(Japanese Fighting Fish?)

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Kiteman made it! (author)2012-05-20

By hand??

Wow, excellent job!

(I don't suppose you have templates for other people to use?)

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