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Build A Flash-Bang Gun

03-31-2012 11:53 PM by Todd A. Clippinger | 31 comments »

The grandkids love coming to the workshop and building all sorts of projects. One of the most popular projects is a flash-bang gun which captures the imagination of the kids and produces an amazing effect. In this episode of the American Craftsman Workshop I will show you how to build a flash-bang gun. Then, to show how well they work, I have a backyard shootout with 2 of our grandkids, Olivia and Cole. Hope you enjoy, Todd A. Clippinger Share the Love~Share the Knowledge

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Wood Art #4: Absolutely amazing, all-wood, construction vehicle toys

01-16-2010 11:21 AM by Gary Fixler | 19 comments »

Anyone know Japanese? These are from YouTube user kinohaguruma, and they’re a young child’s dream come true. These are the kinds of things I always wanted to build out of wood growing up, and still do, but I also recognize the monumental effort required now. I chose 3 of them for the post here, each getting more complex and awesome, but there are more at the link above.

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Combine #14: Jig for making tractor wheels

04-04-2015 06:55 AM by Dutchy | 10 comments »

Below 20 pictures from making a jig. This jig is used on a router table to make notches in tractor wheels, but it’s also possible to use it on circle saw. You can’t see it on the the pictures but this jig glides between two guides. “There is also a blog of this jig for perpendicular grooves. Thanks for watching

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An adventure in making toys - Old Time Farm Truck #9: Headlamps and mudguards

05-27-2015 12:15 PM by George_SA | 7 comments »

I used the end of a broomstick for the two headlamps. I didn’t have a 20 mm dowel and I did not want to fire up the lathe to turn a such a short 20mm spindle and also the broomstick was just the right diameter and it was only a very short piece that was needed. The headlamps will be attached to the engine block with dowels. I also used two washers and attached them with screws to make the headlamps a bit more interesting With the mudguards I reverted back to my original plan. ...

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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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Band Saw Horse

07-25-2015 03:56 AM by TDSpade | 5 comments »

About a year and a half ago I posted my band saw horse. I had meant to get back to those interested in the pattern, much sooner than this. It is amazing how time gets away from you. I am new at making videos and it shows. So I can only hope that those that watch it, will find it didn’t waste to much of their time. I consider it a how to video. So I didn’t over speed it up. Just 2x speed during the cutting. So you can still clearly see how and in what order that I cut out the horse. I did t...

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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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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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A Dump Truck Adventure #1: Humble beginnings

01-03-2018 07:20 PM by George_SA | 4 comments »

It is time for another truck making adventure. The little guy who received this Old Time Farm Truck for his 1st birthday has a little brother who is now also nearing his 1st birthday. As usual I asked professor Google and his assistants YouTube and Pinterest for some ideas and from those Ideas I decided on a dump truck. First I needed a plan and SketchUp proved to be handy again. I drew the plans (available over her) As usual I start with the chassis. Although I prefer my Small ...

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