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Marble tower #2: What I've done so far

06-10-2010 10:07 PM by Woodcanuck | 8 comments »

I wanted to make the marble tower good and solid, so I’m making it primarily out of ash. This was convenient because I had some on hand. :-) Here’s where we stand today on the project: The first step was to build the base and attach the side rails to it that go up to where the cross bracing and the handle reside. This wasn’t too bad to do…but it was the first time that I ran into the concept of cutting compound angles…which I learned requires patienc...

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Marble tower #1: Working from a set of plans

06-10-2010 09:41 PM by Woodcanuck | 1 comment »

This is one of those well intentioned projects that started and got put on hold for many varied reasons/excuses. I’ve decided I just have to finish it before my daughter is too old to be interested. Otherwise, I’ll be sitting the playroom losing my marbles all by myself. I saw these plans years ago in a Lee Valley flyer and went out and bought them along with the kit that supplies the ball bearings (marbles), xylophone keys and bell. Here’s the picture from the catalog...

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Floating Magic Wand

02-27-2010 12:40 AM by Stevinmarin | 15 comments »

Another quick little project kids will have fun with. A friend of my son’s had a $20 store-bought version that intrigued me. After examining it, I thought, “Hell, I can make that! It’s just a weighted stick!” After a few minutes of practice, any kid will master the floating wand and amaze their friends!

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Wood Labyrinth game

12-26-2009 12:48 AM by Stevinmarin | 16 comments »

Hi all, Thank you so much for all your comments on my ornament post. I am convinced: this is a great community. When I was a kid, a great toy was nothing more than a stick. And we had to walk ten miles to school in snowstorms. Uphill. Both ways. A cardboard box was a luxury. But I do remember getting a wood labyrinth one Christmas. It really grabbed my attention and enthralled me for hours. And frustrated me to no end. So this year I decided to make a labyrinth for my son Wyatt, w...

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Trebuchets for Xmas #1: Weapons of Mouse Destruction

12-19-2009 02:02 AM by Dan Lyke | 2 comments »

Just finished preliminary assembly on 4 trebuchets to hand out for the Holidays to various kids in my life. These are patterned on the Hila Trebuchet, I’m having some trouble getting a consistent release, and I need to come up with some heavier ballasts, but it’s good to get ‘em off the workbench and to the next stage.

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shotgun #4: The result

07-19-2009 02:10 AM by kolwdwrkr | 4 comments »

I finally am at the end of this project. It took quite a bit longer then my initial thoughts, which was to just throw something together and call it a day. LOL. So a 5 hour project turned into 15 and I have to say that I’m glad that I took the leap. This gun turned into a cool little project and it requires a lot of different techniques. This gun was made out of 4/4 solid beech. I got to do the things I love. Turning, shaping, carving, and finishing. I had to do the cut out with a...

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shotgun #2: moving forward

07-06-2009 03:48 AM by kolwdwrkr | 11 comments »

I’ve decided to spend some time on this shotgun. It was a tough decision, providing that I’m giving it away to a 6 year old. But the reason I decided to move forward is because #1 I don’t think there is a toy gun as detailed as this will be, #2 I enjoy carving and it’s a good experience, and #3 maybe people will see it and either order one, or maybe even ask me to carve their real rifle. We will see if that works out. No matter what this kid is getting a very cool ...

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Cool Bamboo Big Wheel

05-14-2009 03:26 PM by John | 4 comments »

Cool big wheel made from bamboo… click on this link

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random #12: Hatchback toy update

04-04-2009 12:44 AM by Gary Fixler | 9 comments »

I decided to update my old toy version of my ‘00 Ford Focus hatchback to more accurately reflect the typical look of its big brother these days. I’ve made a couple of trips for Eucalyptus that have looked very much like this, complete with long branches sticking out the window :) Big version:

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Rockin' Ride #5: Finishing and final assembly

01-15-2009 06:27 AM by kshipp | 2 comments »

Refers to project posted here. The dry fit passed inspection from my quality inspector so it was time to move on to finishing. I disassembled it to three major components and put on Minwax Dark Walnut Stain. Of course I did this on my finishing/pool table. You can see the unstained head sitting on the table also. I installed the handle in the head with glue and two finish nails through the edge to hold it steady. I am using Waterlox Original Medium as a sealer and it’...

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