Woodworking blog entries tagged with 'toy'

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Intarsia Basics #1: Introduction and Invitation to All.

03-18-2012 10:53 PM by KoryK | 41 comments »

Hello to all and all are Welcome, Intro: Hi, my name is Kory Kiker and a couple of weeks ago Ms. Debbie contacted me about conducting an online class for those interested in learning the art of intarsia. I was very excited about the chance to share a few things I have learned in the last three years of doing intarsia art. Before intarsia I did a lot of wood carving so I hope this helps give each project more depth and definition. I will tell you now that most of the things I’ve lear...

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"Automaton" #9: Finished!

01-28-2012 10:05 PM by mpounders | 7 comments »

I got the toy finished last night and took some pictures this morning. You can see the completed project here. It was fun. Here is a link to the video also. Thanks for following along!

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"Automaton" #6: It's .........Aliveeeee!!!!!!!

01-18-2012 06:37 AM by mpounders | 21 comments »

It works! That doesn’t always happen, for me! I still have a little tweaking to do on one cam, but this is pretty much how it will operate. I’ll be able to start on the painting and finishing next, which shouldn’t be too bad. Of course, one of the things that slows me down, is all the “testing” I just have to do! So, as a thank you to those that have followed my blog, I decided to post a little preview of it in action. Thanks for eeveryone’s encourag...

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Speed Woodworking #1: Simple Toy Box with Wheels

01-11-2012 03:53 PM by Peter Alkema | 2 comments »

I have recently been taking video of my projects as I complete them. With twins I usually make two of everything so the first one gives me practice and I can do a complete run through the second time, with the camera rolling. I’ll add some of these as I finish them – most are speeded up around 5x normal, but it gives a quick overview of completing the project in a couple of minutes. Here is the link, any comments welcome…..

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Wood Scale Models #3: 1949 Reading Steam Freight Train Part # 3

12-21-2011 02:24 PM by bj383ss | 8 comments »

Another update on the train. Made the catwalks and started on the cab parts. Catwalks 3 pieces per side. The bottom piece has a 30 taper, and the top piece has a 15 taper so they will snug up against the side of the boiler. Cab front wall. 3 more days til Xmas. Can’t wait to see my boys open their gifts. Bret

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Wood Scale Models #2: 1949 Reading Steam Freight Train Part # 2

12-20-2011 03:15 AM by bj383ss | 1 comment »

Small update made some parts for the boiler. Drilled holes for the hand rails. Front Boiler Rest Superheater, Smoker, and access cover Firebox final shape and trim added Happy Holidays Everyone, Bret

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Toy Garage

12-12-2011 05:30 PM by bj383ss | 5 comments »

Here is a toy garage I am working on for my youngest son Ryan. He is really into Hot wheels. I got the plans for this garage from a friend in Australia. He has been building these for several years. I had something similar to this when I was a kid except mine was plastic. This project was alot of fun and very easy to make. The boys as you can see wanted to start playing with it before I finished it. ...

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Wood Scale Models #1: 1949 Reading Steam Freight Train Part # 1

12-08-2011 07:53 PM by bj383ss | 4 comments »

1949 Reading Steam Freight Train I started a new project. It is a steam train using Gatto plans. I currently have made the main frame, boiler and the display track. I made a jig out of a strip of plywood with grooves spaced the right distance apart and then glued a fence on one side to line up the cross ties. I also made several spacers to go between the cross ties. This made it super easy to make the track. Here is the main frame coming together. The b...

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Toys #1: Dinosaur Motif Kitchen

10-20-2011 05:41 AM by olivine | 4 comments »

My three-year-old daughter likes to help my wife and I cook in the kitchen. It’s nice that she wants to help but isn’t a lot that she can usually do that is both safe and/or unlikely to ruin the meal. Sometimes she decides to try and start meals without us, let me tell you. Toys + flour + eggs don’t mix will well and are quite the pain to clean. I decided that maybe she needed something else to keep her busy while we cook so I set about designing and building her a kitch...

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Toy Boeing Stearman Kaydet Bi-Plane #3: Cutting the tail slot

10-11-2011 04:21 AM by RandyMorter | 0 comments »

On the first one of these I made, I cut the slot at the rear (for holding the tail) on the band saw. But that was because I didn’t have a table saw that I liked to use. So, I decided to try the slot on the table saw. The tail and all wing pieces will be out of 1/4” thick material. I have a Freud thin kerf blade installed, which cuts about a 3/32” wide kerf, and didn’t want to bother installing my dado blade. Two passes of the thin kerf is less than 1/4”. I ...

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