Meet Moose. A thumb size bit of wooden moose that’s long lost both legs, one taped back on and the other completely missing.
My co-worker adopted him years ago from a Christmas cracker, relocated him from office to office and now he lives on an office locker.
I felt for him; prostrate, unable to play with all his adopted brothers and sisters so Glowforge to the rescue.
A couple experiments cutting cardstock to confirm the model match the moose, that the toothpick axle was snug to the wheels but spun in the carriage, the wheels were the right diameter, and a few more for depth of the carriage pieces we had a wheelchair.
I needed permission to shave off the remainder of the back leg and to either glue the carriage together making it removable or glue it to Moose permanently. I brought the pieces and showed it off. Before I could say boo she’s found some glue and put him together, and clipped the toothpick.
Here is his current state.
The wheels roll and she’s been playing with it like a kid who just fished out an early gift from the Christmas stocking. She’s a grown woman, not that far from retirement.
We need to sand off some toothpick and clean some excess glue but he’s now upright, can stand proud with his friends. I’m pleased.
Here are the carstock test prints, without the diameter testing:
Here is the final carriage burnt into draftboard:
You could re-create the whole thing from those files