Friday, January 22, 2016

Mr. Potter the Duck

Pam is building a pull-behind duck for Brooks.  She started on this about a couple of week ago and does a little bit each day.  We first went to Home Depot, got some wood and a dowel and over to Michaels to find a wooden ball for the handle.  We also went to Harbor Freight for a hole saw tool.

Then she drew out a pattern and outlined the duck on the wood.  After clamping it down, she used our jig saw and cut it out.
It only took about 20 minutes and Mr. Potter (named by Kelly) started to take shape.
Pam used the mouse sander and also the Dremel with a sanding attachment to get it looking better.
 Next thing was to get some black, white and green cans of spray paint along with some varnish.
 After a lot of coats of paint and cutting out the feet and wings, it was ready to assemble.
 Mr. Potter is done!
 Pam puts a signature heart on her work...
Can't wait to see what Brooks things of this!  We should know in about a month.
 He got excited and crumbled his little sign that says "11".  Yep -- 11 months old!

Thanks for joining us today on the Roadrunner Chronicles!


  1. Great job! I'm sure that Brooks will have many hours of fun playing with Mr. potter.
    Be Safe

    It's about time.

  2. Wonderful toy made with love, it will get well used. You guys sure have a lot of skills.

  3. I love that duck..Great memory for Brooks!! "I am woman hear me roar", right on Pam!!

  4. Wow! Way cool! Nice to see a toy that is not made in China, but certainly one made with a whole lot of love! :c)