Gentleman Jack

Gentleman Jack-Hammer has a hole to dig. Turn the handle to help him on his way.

Members and Patrons can download this paper animation kit for free at the link. Non-members can join in the fun for £2.50/$3.75

Print out the parts onto thin card. (230 micron / 67lb is about right) Notice that the first three sheets are printed double sided. Print out the page, flip it over and print out the other side on the back.

Score along all the dotted and dashed lines and cut out the holes before carefully cutting out the parts.

Making the Box

Fold up the box top and base as shown, note that they are glued slightly differently.

Fold and glue box sides making triangular tubes as shown.

The cam is made from double thickness card. Fold it over and glue it down. Once the glue is dry carefully cut it out.

Thread the cam onto the cam shaft and glue it into position.

Roll round and glue the various axle tube as accurately as possible.

Glue the two axle tubes into place using the grey lines for alignment.

Glue the four parts of the box together. Use the picture to ensure that they are arranged in the correct order.

Fold the box round and fit the cam shaft into place.

Glue the box closed.

Make the handle in three steps.

Glue the handle to the cam shaft.

Fold round and glue down the cam follower sides.

Glue the cam follower end into place as shown.

Glue on the push rod.

Thread the push rod up through the hole in the box top. Glue the other end of the cam follower to the back of the box.

Find a small coin – a UK Penny is perfect (20mm diameter 4g weight)

Wrap and off-cut of paper round it and then glue it to the inside of the box.

Fold found and glue the jack-hammer body. Glue in the support on the opposite side to the coin.

Close up and glue the jack-hammer.

Thread in the handle.

Glue the grey area on the push rod to the support inside the jack-hammer.

Roll round and glue the legs.

Assemble the shoes.

Glue the shoes to the legs.

Glue the two legs together. Glue the leg strap in place across the top of the legs.

Glue the feet to the box top.

Curve round and glue down the jacket.

Glue together the top hat.

Make sure you cut round the ears. Glue the nose to the grey area on the face.

Fit the hat to the head.

Score along the grey lines on the arms and crease them as shown.

Roll round and glue the neck inner then glue the collar into place.

Glue the back of the head to the top back of the neck.

Glue in the two body sides.

Trim away the excess from the bottom of the sides.

Glue the collar to the body.

Glue in the three tabs.

Thread in the neck and glue it into place onto the three tabs.

Glue the hands to the jack-hammer handle so that the creases in the arm are the same distance apart as the shoulders.

Complete the model by gluing the arms to the body.