This is not an original design, I built this toy based on a photo that I came across. I had been planning to build a pull toy following the traditional balls in a cage inches design which I had read in a book. When I came across this design I was captivated by the intricate way the clacker blocks were mounted in between the wheels. The resemblance to the old-style push reel lawnmower, which I have and use, was another strong factor in my desire to build this toy.
In this page I share with you a large collection of free scroll saw fretwork patterns. I have carefully scanned them and transformed them into pdf files. These patterns were published long ago in Hobbies fretwork magazine. They are offered here with permission of the present Copyright holders, Hobbies Limited. Project #189.
Here is another great Norm Marshall toy – this one commemorating the P-40 airplane, a true WWII ACE.
Here is Norm Marshalls nifty, easy-to-build replica of Charles Lindberghs famous trans-Atlantic airplane!
A competing design with the airplane, the auto giro was once considered better than a plane.