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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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A Dump Truck Adventure #2: The engine and radiator Part 1

01-04-2018 07:27 PM by George_SA | 5 comments »

Next up is the engine. I used a darker wood (off cuts lying around, and I’m not sure exactly which type of wood) for the engine block and a lighter wood for the bonnet (I recently learned that in American English this is referred to as the hood ) Next is the radiatorOn my first truck (Old Time Farm Truck #5: Engine Block) I glued some thin strips of wood to the radiator to form the grill and loose strips to form the frame. I found that to be a bit difficult to get the spacing rig...

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An adventure in making toys - Old Time Farm Truck #1: Intro

03-02-2015 07:37 PM by George_SA | 5 comments »

Edit 8 June 2015 Finished truck can be seen over here One of my preferences in woodworking is wooden toys. I have a special interest in trucks and the model of the Old Time Farm Truck by Ron Fritz, Creeksidewoodshop.com on the Google Sketchup 3D warehouse drew my attention. His model was in imperial dimensions and since I work in metric I redrew the truck in Sketchup with metric dimensions and also simplified it somewhat . You can convert imperial to mm in sketchup and the other way ro...

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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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Dinosaurs & Dragons #1: Test runs

04-27-2008 08:06 AM by Alan | 5 comments »

So some friends are leaving town permanently for Vancouver and we are getting together this weekend with them and their two boys, one older and the other younger than The Dragon. I’ve had it in mind to make a Dino-Train set so I decided to make a couple of dinos for the boys as going away presents. Took about three hours to make the two and I’m pretty happy with how they turned out as tests. I’ll do them again and I think they will be better from what I learned ...

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Toy Construction #8: Escavator day 3

12-24-2015 11:56 PM by htl | 5 comments »

Played with the cabin today, thankfully the bad weather went around us here in Huntsville al.Went to Google and searched for a more modern looking cabin.The picture I liked was of the whole machine so the cabin was to small so took the picture printed it out then enlarger it. It took 4 tries at different sized before I found the right size.Then made 4 copy’s and cut and pasted on the wood cut them out and it’s done.Sounds easy but it took all day.I was planning to go rounder with ...

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Toy Construction #11: Excavator day 6

12-29-2015 12:51 AM by htl | 5 comments »

It’s track day!!! part two Showed this last time but just wanted you to be able to see the difference in the jig. Drill the one finger then flip it and drill the other. [9/64 drill bit] Then started the other end using a 1/64 larger bit I’ll show pictures why later.I drilled a little passed center then flipped it over and drilled the other side.I added a board under the jig so the tread wouldn’t slip down under load I first drilled all the small fingered ones as ...

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