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Building instruction Dino, the rocking dinosaur

The dinosaur, extinct for millions of years, is celebrating a playful come-back. Dino, the happy rocking dinosaur, is an especially imaginative member of the species. With his cheeky grin, he invites children to ride through the mysterious ancient animal world. And for very small kids who cannot rock safely, the runners can be removed and replaced by wheels. This makes Dino stand firmly on his four legs, so he can be tugged around the playroom on a lead. He is not only a wonderful present for the next birthday party, but will certainly be the main attraction! Learn how to build this lovely rocking dinosaur from this series of pictures. All body parts, runners and wheels are made of pine or spruce plywood. The rump is made of five layers, the legs of three and the runners of two layers of plywood. First copy the contours of the parts onto the wood panels according to the scale diagrams, before cutting the elements to size according to the materials list. After gluing, round off the edges and sand down the surfaces. The best work comes last: Paint the rocking animal to give it a friendly appearance.

1. All parts of the dinosaur body are needed more than once. So create stencils by drawing a 10 cm grid on a plywood panel. Copy the contours of the drawing and cut out the stencils. Order them suitably on the plywood panels and draw round the stencils with a pencil. Use a piercing saw with a curve-sawing blade to cut out each part.

2. After applying the wood adhesive to the five layers of the rump parts, press them together with strong clamps and let them dry. Then you can start with the detailed work: All edges must be rounded off using a router and rod cutter. You should use a router with ball bearings since it ensures exact edge guidance. Always move the router evenly and quickly to prevent scorching the wood.

3. To create a perfect surface, use a spatula to fill out uneven surfaces and any chipping at the edge. Then use an orbital sander with coarse sandpaper to smoothen all unevenness of the edges. Polish all surfaces with fine sandpaper. You can achieve especially high quality surfaces by treating the wood with primer before the final sanding.

4. A real playmate for children must cope with a lot of strain. So the connections between the wooden parts especially the support boards and the runners should be as sturdy as possible. Pegs glued into drilled holes are the best option. To make sure the peg holes all have the same depth, adjust the gauge of the S7 drill clamp accordingly.

5. If you wish to build Dino as a rocking toy, you can glue the runners to the legs and additionally fix them with screws. If you want to retain the option of fitting Dino with wheels, do not use glue, but only retractable screws. Or drill screwed inserts into the feet, into which M8 machine screws can be inserted.

6. The wheels for the legs can be cut out precisely with a compass saw. The wooden plate for the wheels should be fixed with vices both to scrap wood underneath and to the worktop. That gives you a secure hold and ensures a clean cut even on the underside of the working piece.

Materials list
Pos. No. Description Measurements in mm 900 x 620 *) 290 x 195 *) 265 x 155 *) 1080 x 250 *) 198 x 110 110 x 35 90 80 198 x 110 **) 200 x 160 240 mm long 290 mm long 150 mm long Material

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12

5 6 6 4 2 4 4 2 1 2 1 2

Body parts Hind legs Front legs Runners Bases Axle bearing Wheels Support boards Seat panel Axles Support bar Foot rests

Pine plywood 18 mm thick

Beech 10 mm Beech 20 mm

4 Hexagonal screws M8 x 35 with washers; 4 Screwed inserts DIN 7965; 4 Washers for M10 Wooden pegs, 8 mm diameter x 40 mm, or Peg bar 8 mm diameter; Wood adhesive *) Base size (see scale diagram) **)The positions of the drilled through-holes conform with those in Section 5. The four peg holes are not required for a rocking dinosaur; three drilled holes are needed in each front end instead Disclaimer Bosch assumes no liability for damage to health or property.

Cross-section A/A

Front view