Woodworking blog entries tagged with 'toy'

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Why buy it when you can make it! #15: Birthday Party Activity [Part 3] - Start em early, start em young

10-06-2014 03:28 AM by paxorion | 0 comments »

Yesterday was my monthly daddy daughter day (DDD). After a long day of activities and dietary violations (ice cream anyone), I told my daughter that daddy wanted to sand the ducks for her birthday party. Her response was “should I help?”. So off the DDD duo went to sand all of the ducks. Most of the work was done by me outdoors, with my daughter safetly behind a closed patio door. After I was fairly confident I had blown away and wiped down all the dust from the ducks, I let ...

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Why buy it when you can make it! #14: Birthday Party Activity [Part 2] - Duck Duck, Goose?

09-21-2014 08:41 PM by paxorion | 1 comment »

With only a few more weekends to go, the time will undoubtedly fly by before my daughter’s birthday party. Knowing my track record, I opted to high tail it, so that I would be able to pre-prime the parts before the party. I managed to sneak some time in this weekend to: Trace out and rough cut the remaining 16 ducks – I tried to do as much work as I could at home before heading into the shop. I’ve decided I need a new jig saw. My Skil (older version of the 4290 one) i...

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09-14-2014 10:31 PM by BattleMints | 0 comments »

hi I am longtime woodworker but not a social media person. I have this great project that I need to get the word out on. just going to the site helps. sharing with friends helps more. any tips one how to get the word to spread would be welcomed. Thank you

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trying to re-invent the top

05-24-2014 01:51 PM by Jim Sellers | 6 comments »

You can’t appreciate this toy unless you see it in action. I hope the link works. It’s my first ever youtube video and the first video ever shot on my iphone. I started tinkering and playing with this idea a couple of years ago and just decided to take it back off the shelf. The kids might not want to put their video games down long enough to try and master this simple toy but I would set the age range from 6 &#...

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My Journey As A Creative Designer - Woodworking and Beyond #1213: And Then There Were Five . . .

01-08-2014 11:50 AM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 4 comments »

I frequently hear from my partner Keith that I create projects and then “make work” for myself. He says this because I am not really satisfied with creating one version of a project. If I envision the projects several different ways, I can’t help myself but to make them all. I know that isn’t the most efficient way to work, but it is part of me that can’t be helped. I figure if I can picture it several different ways, then others will appreciate having the ch...

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My Journey As A Creative Designer - Woodworking and Beyond #1210: Sanding, Sanding, Sanding!

01-05-2014 12:20 PM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 5 comments »

There are very few woodworkers that I know that enjoy sanding. I am sure that there are some out there, but it seems that most of them really don’t like that part of the process at all. As usual, I don’t necessarily go along with popular opinion. While sanding may not be my favorite part of the process, I still find joy in shaping pieces and bringing them to life by sanding. I love to remove old, outer layers and see the fresh wood underneath exposed, revealing it natural bea...

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planes, trains and vehicals? #15: yes I am at it again

11-18-2013 08:04 PM by jacob34 | 0 comments »

So first off I am pretty sure that this string of blogs is why guys like me should not be allowed access to a blog in the first place but as I am and the building of my little air planes definitely constitutes both a journey as well as a challenge at least for me I am blogging. So that thinly veiled attempt as an intro gone wrong aside I am at it again. The two planes I built last the spit fire and the mustang both pleased me because I finally got the wings to turn out how I wanted but of...

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planes, trains and vehicals? #14: Almost there spitfire and mustang

11-05-2013 05:23 AM by jacob34 | 2 comments »

The spitfire and mustang are almost there. I have painted the base and planes waiting for it to dry to put the P51 and SPITFIRE on the bases. Then clear coat each. They are both out of pine as well as the base. I still need to work on my propellers something fierce, otherwise I am somewhat happy with this. Oddly enough like the first planes which were requested by my father these were requested by my Aunt or Aunt inn law as it is. I know they are hinky but they apparently like them. I...

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Cathedral Model Drawings #1: West Entrance and Roof Truss Detail

10-25-2013 08:30 PM by Bhaupt | 2 comments »

This is a side view of the center section of the front entrance showing how this part of the model will slide out with the cabinet. The sides of the model shown will be made out of glass laminated with a transparent stone pattern. The roof will also be made out of glass. All the parts on this model are designed for cutting out of various hardwoods. This shows oak and walnut used for the rail and first level ceiling. Roof truss, beams, and upper walkways will be mad...

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planes, trains and vehicals? #12: the spitfire

10-17-2013 03:14 AM by jacob34 | 2 comments »

So my wife has made a couple comments that the girls at work saw my planes I have made in the past and they liked them. Leading to her thinking I should make some more. I honestly had stopped because as I have mentioned in previous bloggs they were for my dad who for some odd reason requested them. Anyway this got me thinking which if any of you are like me and build a project in your head several hundred times before even picking out the lumber, you know that is bad mo jo. Bu...

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