The direct inspiration for this project is the wood spaniel from this online retailer:  http://www.adventure-in-a-box.com/product/wooden-spaniel-wheels-pull-toy-dog-articulated-body/
 Design in Solid Works laid out to fit on a 1x8 board.
 The toy was modeled in Solidworks and cut on my CNC out of a single 1x8 board of maple.
 The board I bought was only 3/4" thick so I cut a mirror of each part and laminated them together.  Doing this allowed me to machine in pockets for the inlays and extended hubs for the wheels.
 I added a hub extension to push the wheels away from the body and give the toy a wider, more stable base.  In this photo you can see the sanding process on the rear of the toy. So, so much sanding..
 The ears and spots were inlaid with walnut.
 For sanding I used a dremmel with a rough sanding bit to rough in the shape then went back with 120 and 220 grit sand paper to smooth out the form.
 I drilled a hole for the center hinge and pull string.  If I was to do this again I would drill the hole from the bottom and stop short of breaking through the top.  The wood was finished with a couple coats of Danish oil to bring out the natural grain of the maple.
 For a final protective layer I put on a few coats of food safe lacquer.
 The wheels are from the same board of maple.  The rear wheels have little inscriptions that will only be visible from the inside.
 All ready to be played with!
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