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Toy Construction #130: Playing with a Caterpillar

01-03-2017 11:55 PM by htl | 12 comments »

Lets see if we can talk him in to walking a little bit. Toymakingdad built a caterpillar Automata and I just loved it so had to give it a try.I should add he gives a very complete how to with many problem solving ideas, because there can be problems getting everything just so.I never knew caterpillars could be so much trouble.It’s just made out of scraps I had laying around the shop.Pine and more pine. LOL Then I thought I would change it up a bit and make him one of ...

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Hot Rod FORDS #3: And we have wheels

02-04-2018 10:26 AM by crowie | 12 comments »

And we have wheels… 2.75” dia a 1” for the front three segments with 20 tread cuts at 5deg 3.5” dia x 2” for the rear.. five segments with 20 tread cuts at 5deg

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Hot Rod FORDS #2: Scaling the model or toy

01-11-2018 02:38 AM by crowie | 10 comments »

I need some assistance PLEASE with the scaling the model or toy. I have a few of the Toys & Joys Plans all say “Scale – Full” !! BUT what is there actual build scale to that of the real vehicle; in particular the 34 Ford or 36 Chevy??. The reason for asking is that I have found the Hot Rod shape i’m going to have a go at making, complete with dimensions and now need to scale those drawings to suit the chassis of one of the T&J’s vehicles and the ...

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Holiday banquet or small LumberJock Banquet. Christmas Toys

11-16-2007 05:55 AM by Karson | 10 comments »

Tonight Nov 15, 2007 The Mason Dixon Woodworkers Club held it’s Holiday Banquet. We even invite the wives, children and significant others. And for some of the older members their chauffeurs. We had 52 people present, and 4 of them are LumberJocks. I keep trying to get more of them to sign up, but you know how old fogies are “Non Computer Literate” Our president owns a computer but no Internet. Our Vice President doesn’t even own a computer or cell phone. ...

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Toy Construction #18: Drilling rig #2

02-13-2016 07:03 PM by htl | 10 comments »

Well got another fairly warm day in the shop 50 degrees F. Cut out the derrick sides and made a glue up jig to hold them together while I added the cross braces.This is a little trickery because there are only three sides to it.This is one of the great things about these plans, just copy, print out the plans, glue them to some wood clamp it up and you have all the angles and places to drill marked out. Now glue on the braces and every thing will stay in place till the glue hardens. T...

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Regular Trains #1: A Simple Train

05-06-2008 07:40 AM by Alan | 8 comments »

After the Circus Train I wanted to make a regular train. Band saw and drill press are the tools used, step one: Then a few coats of milk based paint (blue, black and red) and acrylic (orange and green). I like the milk paints, go on nice and cover well and have a smooth finish. Now to design some of my own using this style. I also need to find a better way to cut wheels, I may use dowels rather than cutting the out with a hole saw.

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Toy Construction #185: All the main parts are now mounted.

02-15-2018 11:45 PM by htl | 7 comments »

Cut and sanded out the dowel holes in the wrong place.Before After Also made a cab guard, I have no idea what it’s really called. Some shots with a different set a tires. Last I tried out a front bumper.

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03-31-2012 06:19 AM by Metrotek | 7 comments »

This is the machine I used to build, ‘Toy Crane’; they’re phenomenal machines. I cut circles and everything else on it. It was the first time I ever used one; in fact ever saw one. That veneer is hard to work without machines made for maching it that have small advance scoring saws; it tears right off of the core. It’s best to score it with a utility knife and use masking tape to prevent tear out.The patterns were covered with a perimeter of elastomer and an ejector created a partia...

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Handmade Portraits #3: Handmade Portraits: Woodmouse

12-12-2008 10:47 PM by Etsy | 7 comments »

Toymaker Amber Dusick aka woodmouse her wood shop in her garage in downtown LA. After the birth of her son, this one time farm girl from Wisconsin became nostalgic for the toys from her past: simple, natural toys that would inspire creativity and imaginative play, made from materials that wouldn’t stick around in a landfill for thousands of years. After years of silver smithing, throwing pottery and drawing with pen and ink, Amber finally found her medium in wood. Using sustainab...

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Toys for my Grandson #1: Jordan's first birthday

09-18-2007 04:20 PM by robbi | 7 comments »

Well, as some of you know, I have been working on a rocking horse for my grandson’s first birthday. I finally finished it, I will post a picture of it in my projects. I must say, it was quite the challenge. I had a very frustrating day trying to router the pieces to a template, I finally gave up and just cut them on the band saw and sanded them to size. At one point I actually thought, I am not going to be able to do this. And me and my big mouth, I had already told my daughter wh...

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