Geronimo came about as a result of a brief for a competition for - A Fun Item

I started with a large pile of sticks - Yew, Mahogony, Maple & Paduk

Glued them into a block, trued the bottom, drilled a central hole for mounting

Once the arms and legs were turned, I carved sockets in the body then attached the arms and legs with bungee cord and dowel plugs

I modified a Routerlathe to create the spiral pole in Cherry - see tools for details

I attached his head and made a spring loaded nose to engage in the pole spiral

Pull, lift, engage, release, and away he goes

Then sit down for a well earned rest

And back in his tent for the night