Woodworking blog entries tagged with 'toys'

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52 Weeks #1: Week 1=What I am planning and how I am doing so far

01-10-2011 12:58 AM by clieb91 | 2 comments »

Well I have decided to challenge myself this year in order to work at my woodworking more and get my shop in order.. yeah, yeah I know I was suppose to be doing that as part of ShopQuest 2010. But, really I am going to do this this year, and to keep me on track I have decided to post a blog each week in order keep motivated. Some of the blogs may be posted as projects but more then likely not all of them. I have a few shop ideas I am planning to work on including a parts storage cabinet and a...

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SAW Toys #1: Sacramento Area Woodworkers 2009 Toys

12-07-2009 09:06 PM by Rob Drown | 2 comments »

This year the members of SAW made over 1300 toys for the Salvation Army Toy drive.

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Post and Panel Construction System #1: What Is It?

07-08-2010 08:02 AM by Pete Tevonian | 1 comment »

The Post and Panel System started with the desire to let my son build cool castles out of blocks. But I didn’t like that regular blocks fall down so easily. A little kid is going to have a hard time protecting his castle from barbarians, pets and siblings if the only things he can use are gravity and friction! So, unlike regular old blocks, the posts and panels in this set lock together. In minutes, without any instructions, your kids (or, be honest, you) can create complex and s...

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52 Weeks #44: Prebuilt furniture and Miscellaneous fun in the shop

11-14-2011 03:33 AM by clieb91 | 1 comment »

Well after the past few hectic weeks of trying to get stuff finished up for the craft fair I took the time to I had this week to just have some fun and play with a few things in my shop. My weekend started with a bit of furniture assembly and disassembly, though not pieces made by me. The wife and I went furniture shopping last weekend to look for a new recliner for her and just to see what else we could find. Well we wound up buying 3 items. A recliner, a desk chair for me that was on clear...

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Baby Rattles #2: Finished one set, starting some new ones

08-04-2008 07:22 PM by Alan | 1 comment »

Finally finished up the first two: And just in time as it seems our friends are all having babies at once. So I’m trying some others and practicing on the lathe. The two dumbbell shaped ones below are similar to the above two. Still need to be sanded and finished. I read about painting / staining with food coloring so I think I will try that with the lighter one. I also bought some walnut and birch dowels, cut them and hollowed them out with the router. I then filled th...

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Baby Rattles #1: Tests and practice

07-15-2008 01:22 AM by Alan | 1 comment »

So I found some pictures of wooden rattles online and thought I’d try to do something like that. I bought my first lathe last winter and have not put much time into it, I thought these might be good ways to practice tuning. I turned some dowels and then cut them in half with the band saw. Then I used a few different forstner bits to hollow out the ends. Dropped in dried beans and rice and glued them shut then sanded them smooth. This is after two coats of salad bowl finish an...

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Noah's Ark #5: Finished!

11-13-2012 03:16 AM by CalumetWoodworks | 1 comment »

Finished this project. You can see more pictures in my projects gallery. Here are some I didn’t upload over there.

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Animal Train #2: Next steps

04-17-2008 07:03 AM by Alan | 1 comment »

The wheels are on and I just need to add tails, horns, ears and maybe a little paint. Then add eyes and hooks and make them into the circus train. This has been a fun way to learn about the tools and techniques. The band saw and drill press are both new-ish and hardly used so it is fun to try them out, learn how to use them. I need to adjust something when cutting wheels out with the hole saw as they almost all stared smoking at every speed setting on the drill press. I need ...

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Inspiring story--Vets in Toyland #1: Vets in Toyland

07-16-2009 03:02 PM by lighthearted | 0 comments »

Check this out from NBC last night.

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