Wooden Farm Toys Book #1: Looking For a Book Reviewer

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Blog entry by Kurtis Foote posted 07-26-2012 12:30 AM 1907 reads 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I now think I have enough reviewers for the book. Thank you to all that responded, I will send a personal message to each of you.

Hello All,
I am not sure of the most appropriate place to post this. I have recently self published a book with patterns to wooden farm toys tittled “How to Make Wooden Farm Toys: Scroll Saw Patterns and Plans” and I am looking for qualified woodworkers to provide honest feedback and reviews of the book. Depending of feedback, I would like to mail out 3 or 4 copies to individuals who are interested. Message me if you are interested or have questions. The book is available on Amazon at the following link.


-- Kurtis, North Dakota,

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#1 posted 07-26-2012 12:52 AM

Hi Kurtis, I have made tractors and race cars for my grand kids and would be willing to review your book and if time permits, build one of the projects to get a good feel for the instructions. Do they need to be done with a scroll saw? I have one but don’t use it very often.

-- Life is hard, it is harder if you are stupid.

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#2 posted 07-26-2012 01:12 AM


I looked at the Amazon page and your book looks like it should appeal to a lot of woodworkers. Most of us are getting on in years and the farms we grew up on are long gone. My kids and grandchildren if I ever have any, won’t have the chance to live and work on a farm. Good luck with your book and from the front page, it looks very professional. How about making a simple farm machine with one page of instructions and one page that can be contact glued onto a piece of wood and cut out. Something that would be a simple project a woodworking grandfather could help his grandchildren make. Make a blog post here and make the material available to everyone. Then all the Lumberjock visitors could have a chance to see the quality of your work and find a reason to buy your book.

-- Hal, Tennessee

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#3 posted 07-26-2012 02:46 AM


From looking at the information on Amazon I think it looks like it could appeal to quite a few people. I have actually been looking into building some wooden toys for my nephew recently and I’ve also been really getting into using my scroll saw for projects recently. Having been raised on a farm and actively involved in the industry this is something that really appeals to me. I would love to review the book for you and even build the projects.

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#4 posted 07-26-2012 02:55 AM

Looks really good

-- Dennis Trenton Ohio And life is worth the living just because He lives!

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#5 posted 07-26-2012 04:43 AM

Kurtis, I would be delighted to review your book. I am fortunate enough to live on a working farm. We produce beef cattle, alfalfa and corn. I have six grandsons, all under age 5. One little guy is really a tractor boy. He absolutely loves any type of farm equipment. So your book looks to be right up my alley. So I volunteer to be a reviewer if you feel I can be of service to you. I have completed five semesters of college woodworking. My completed projects range from furniture (Adirondack chairs, rocking chairs, benches), to various keepsake boxes, and toys. I don’t know if that will meet your needs for qualifications, but if so, I will happily attempt the projects in your book and write a review.

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#6 posted 07-27-2012 01:37 AM

Just bought you book on amazon :) I figured it was worth the price and as little time as I get in the shop with a 15month old baby, I did not want to have the pressure of writing a review. But I will be happy to review, as time permits.

-- Crashn - the only thing I make more of than sawdust is mistakes

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Kurtis Foote

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#7 posted 07-27-2012 02:42 AM

Thanks everyone for the responses, I have enough reviewers at this point.

-- Kurtis, North Dakota,

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