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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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Toys; is there a certain glue and wood type to use?

06-22-2011 07:46 PM by scottr | 5 comments »

Hi, Is there a type of glue and wood that should or should not be used for making kids Toys? Im a new grandfather and want to make the little guy some toys. The first thing that comes to mind is him chewing on the toys so i want to be sure i dont make him sick. Thanks!

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Construction Grade Toys #6: Dump Truck is done.......

09-08-2011 04:56 AM by sIKE | 4 comments »

Well I got this done finally a couple of days ago. As I said, I am going to hold off on finishing, so there is still a crap load of sanding to do along with the finish itself…..thinking Waterlox…..

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Animal Train #3: Finished

04-20-2008 05:58 AM by Alan | 4 comments »

And here is the first set. —Please note the boy added for scale— Among the lessons leaned: The way the grain goes is more important than maximizing the wood. The camel’s leg broke but glued together well, would not have broke had I cut it right. Axel holes in the center of the leg don’t leave enough room for hooks and eyes. Use smaller hooks and eyes Now on to the next something.

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One-offs #1: The Orator and the Airplane

06-10-2008 01:20 AM by Alan | 4 comments »

I finally was able to make it back to the shop to finish up a couple of projects that crept up on me as life diverted me from the garage for a while. The first is for my Dad’s birthday today, he is a big WWII buff so I thought I’d try to make something a little more complex than what I had done. It was fun and I’m pretty happy with it: I learned a lot, as always. Like there is a reason the plans called for the cuts in a certain order. I went to fast and ruined o...

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Toy Construction #7: Excavator Day 2

12-24-2015 02:52 AM by htl | 4 comments »

Cleaned up the mating edges then sanded some more on the base and engine cover then,played with the booms and bucket. Made the booms in three parts to add a little color and just change it around a little.Still need to plane down the booms some more . The bucket took quite a bit a work, first glue it all up then cut it out then sand sand sand.I cut out the inside of the bucket then sanded it up really good then glued up the sides.The main bucket is all end grain [1/4” thick] it co...

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Maleny Wood Fest. #5: One for the toy makers.

05-03-2010 07:57 AM by degoose | 4 comments »

One of the stands that caught my eye at the Maleny Wood Expo was by Camphor Cottages.. they make Classic Timber Toys for kids of all ages…. The toys are made in northern New South Wales by Tom and Michelle and you can see them at Byron Bay Markets on the 1st Sunday of each month or Bangalow Markets on the 4th Sunday of each month

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Animal Train #1: Getting Started

04-11-2008 12:38 AM by Alan | 4 comments »

I thought it would be fun to make some toys. I had everything but a band saw so I picked up the bottom-of-the-line Delta Shopmaster to learn on. So far, a lot of fun and I made a rough prototype from some plans from a book I bought. My son instantly claimed it as his own, so a good sign. Now I am at this stage of the Circus: I need to sand these and the wheels and put them together. Still undecided on finish, leave them plain or a salad bowl finish or paint them. I may have...

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Dinosaurs & Dragons #2: Next Up...

08-04-2008 07:29 PM by Alan | 4 comments »

Set number two: I really like that t-rex. Also put together a couple of dragons: And my little dragon took right to them. I’m going to re-design the red dragon so the wings come off the body like the t-rex legs, I think that will give it more pop. The dragons are painted with milk based paints and the dinos are finished with salad bowl finish.

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New toys from Woodworkers Expo in San Mateo

11-14-2007 05:55 PM by Nils | 4 comments »

On Saturday I went to the Woodworkers Expo in San Mateo, California. I dragged along a friend who’s done some woodworking (he’s taking a class at the Palo Alto Adult Ed, which apparently has an awesome shop) but who didn’t want to buy anything. I made up for this by spending my entire budget. I had a list of things I “needed” – and I kept pretty close to the list, although my dollar didn’t stretch as far as I’d hoped it would. Anyway, here’...

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