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

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Blog entry by Gary Fixler posted 1649 days ago 4290 reads 8 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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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.

-- Gary, Los Angeles, video game animator

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#1 posted 1649 days ago

Fantastic … so glad you were able to post these here…look forward to your version soon…

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ For lovers of all things timber...

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#2 posted 1649 days ago

As a simple Toy Maker this stuff is amazing. I particularly like the clocks. I have always wanted to make a wooden works clock. Thanks for taking the time to share them with all of us LJ’s.

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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#3 posted 1649 days ago

AMAZING, some one has too much time on their hands but at least they’re puting it to some creative endeaver.

-- Common sense is so rare anymore when you do see it, it looks like pure genius.

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#4 posted 1649 days ago

OMG. Amazing. We all can appreciate the hours that went into those.


-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#5 posted 1649 days ago

Cool vids, these are awesome. Thanks for sharing. hunter71, you might want to check out a book called Whacky Toys, Whirligigs & Whatchamacallits by Rodney Frost. The toys are more folk art than items appealing to a child, but it does contain some interesting mechanisms for movements that can be incorporated into homemade toys that could make them a little more interesting.


-- There is little that is simple when it comes to making a simple box.

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#6 posted 1649 days ago

The complexity, beauty and sheer brilliance of those wooden toys made me really want to play with them too.

-- Brian Meeks,

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#7 posted 1649 days ago

Those are amazing! The complexity, the craftsmanship….it blows me away!


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#8 posted 1649 days ago

Gary you come up with very cool stuff thank you for all you bring to the table…good going man

-- Cosmicturner

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#9 posted 1649 days ago

Where can I buy the plans?

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#10 posted 1649 days ago

I want a full size one

-- Custom furniture

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#11 posted 1648 days ago

I would like to make one like that, but first I have to search the net for a new (and cheap) brain. Thanks for the fun post Gary.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#12 posted 1648 days ago

Soem one has too much time on their hands :-)) Great machines, thanks,

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#13 posted 1648 days ago

What amazing machines. I am completely blown away by the amount of time a patience these represent. Lord knows I don’t have that much.

-- RayCurtis

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#14 posted 1648 days ago

saweeeeet now these are my kind of toys besides woodworking tools.

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop,

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#15 posted 1648 days ago

Thanks for posting Gary. I especially liked the the shifter on the last one that allowed one control to serve three different functions.

-- Dale Manning, Carthage, NY

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