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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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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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I USED THIS TO BUILD 'TOY CRANE'

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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Toy Time Again

11-23-2013 04:02 PM by Dave Owen | 5 comments »

There’s still enough time left to put together a few toys before Christmas. Both of the woodworking clubs I belong to contribute home-made wooden toys to ‘special’ children each year. Some go to Baptist Children’s Home, Children’s Cancer Center, poverty workers , homeless mothers, etc. – and some to a ‘Shoe Box’ operation that includes them in packages to our military personnel overseas for local children – hopefully making a friend out ...

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Toy Giveaway was published #2

12-21-2007 05:35 PM by Karson | 5 comments »

I sent an e-mail to the published of the Seaford Star newspaper asking if he could provide a copy of the newspaper article so that I could post it here. Here is blog ! where I mentioned that an article was created. Blog #1 This is a blog on the giveaway day that the author of the article was present for. Giveaway day blog The publisher sent it to me. This is missing the pictures of course. _ Delmar woodworkers bring Christmas to kids By James Diehl There were no Christmas ca...

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Tops

11-29-2011 09:42 PM by Dave Owen | 5 comments »

Calling this a woodworking project would be a gross overstatement, but if you’d like to bring a smile to the face of your own – or other children, it doesn’t get much quicker or easier than this. The photo below shows a few of the two dozen or so small tops I made from wheels and dowels ‘left-over’ from the small race cars I made for our club’s Christmas toy drive. They could be made any number of ways, but here’s how I did it. I chucked a dowel into my portable drill that was snug...

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Construction Grade Toys #5: Almost there

08-29-2011 08:03 PM by sIKE | 5 comments »

Now that I am out past the fenders things have progressed along very nicely, this past weekend I was able to get almost all the work done to complete the project sans finishing. I am using birds eye maple for the box of the dump truck here is the bottom and the frontHere are the sides, I finally get to use all of those itty bitty clamps given to me when I started my wood working odyssey several years back.and without the clampsAnd finally the body of the truck: Today after wook I am hop...

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Construction Grade Toys #1: Getting Started

08-15-2011 08:58 PM by sIKE | 5 comments »

I am planning on giving purely woodworking based gifts for Christmas this year. For my son I have settled on the Construction Grade Toy projects from Wood Magazine. Both my Father and Father in Law are woodworkers, we have decided to split the set up amongst ourselves. I am taking the Crane and I am going to make a Modified Tractor Trailer into a Dump Truck. He will get one from each of us for Christmas and the other for his birthday. First up the Dump Truck. ps It is nice to get...

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