Movable Toy Fish

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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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    23 Comments

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    alcurb
    alcurb

    7 years ago on Introduction

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

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    oegha_n
    oegha_n

    9 years ago

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

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    shallnot
    shallnot

    10 years ago on Introduction

    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
    isross

    10 years ago on Introduction

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

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    isross
    isross

    10 years ago on Introduction

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

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    isross
    isross

    10 years ago on Introduction

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

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    isross
    isross

    10 years ago on Introduction

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

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    hammer9876
    hammer9876

    10 years ago on Introduction

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

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    hazlett
    hazlett

    10 years ago on Introduction

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

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    wisconsinjimmy

    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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    imbigman
    imbigman

    10 years ago on Introduction

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

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    burnerjack01
    burnerjack01

    10 years ago on Introduction

    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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    aideym
    aideym

    10 years ago on Introduction

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

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    flyingpuppy
    flyingpuppy

    10 years ago on Introduction

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

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    taky
    taky

    10 years ago on Introduction

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