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    Tiny Woodworking

    You've probably seen this Penguin Donkey before.



    Here it is in real 3D.




    The real one is 3" long by 2-3/16" tall. It was made directly from the SketchUp model. I didn't bother correcting the material on the edges of the plywood box because I knew they wouldn't show in the final.
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    Very cool, Dave. I had to Google "penguin donkey"...I thought you were just making up names.
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    Thanks Vaughn.

    I had to Google Penguin donkey, too, the first time I came across the name. It's kind of neat little chair-side table/bookcase. the real thing is only about 15" tall. I managed to find someone who has a real one and they gave me the dimensions from it.
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    Nice execution, both virtual and physical. What's the physical one going to be for? A period dollhouse?
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    Thanks, Brent. I suppose it could be used in adoll house. I hadn't really thought about what it would be used for.
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    Nice looking project, Dave.
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    Very neat project. We have a friend who is a serious doll house collector. There is a surprisingly large market out there for good dolll house stuff.
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    Very nice Dave. Proportions look excellent compared to the full scale item.

    Now who owns the train and what set is it? Seeing the train I think my wife would be terrified if i won the lotto.
    cheers

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    Thank you, gentlemen.

    Frank, I think the doll house market would be a great option for this kind of stuff. Awhile back I had a request for a doll house sized Arts and Crafts style bed. I had drawn this bed by Gary Rogowski before and so it was the work of a few seconds to produce a version at the requested size.



    The Penguin Donkey was originally drawn at life size and so a simple scaling was all it took to make it right for this project. Seeing it in my hand makes me more interested in building a real one at full size.

    Rob, that locomotive is a 1666 Prairie from Lionel. It was made in late 46 and belonged to my father. You can see more photos here. The cars are just a collection of pieces my father liked or was given when he was a boy. I remember playing with it when I was my son's age. The loco needs some servicing and I'm looking around for an expert to take it to.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brent Dowell View Post
    ...What's the physical one going to be for?...
    Pretty safe to say any books it holds will be a short read.
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