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Wooden ringing toy for my daughter

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Project by Junji posted 1968 days ago 1981 views 2 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this for my daughter when she was born. She is now almost 3 years old, so it’s just sitting there though.
Made with “Hinoki Cypress”, very famous tree in Japan. The ball moves inside, so you can hear the sound of wood when you shake it.
No nail, no painting.

-- Junji Sugita from Japan, http://tetra.blog12.fc2.com/





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Loucarb

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#1 posted 1968 days ago

Very nice toy. The wood looks like our maple. Did you make the ball also?? Thanks for sharing

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Junji

698 posts in 1978 days


#2 posted 1968 days ago

Loucarb,
This is much softer than maple, just like cedar tree.
No, unfortunately I didn’t make the ball.

-- Junji Sugita from Japan, http://tetra.blog12.fc2.com/

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TopamaxSurvivor

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#3 posted 1968 days ago

Why doesn’t she play with it?

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

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Junji

698 posts in 1978 days


#4 posted 1967 days ago

TopamaxSurvivor,
Well, she is a bit old for this toy. Now she likes to play with a doll house, or playing house. But some day, my grandsons will play with this…

-- Junji Sugita from Japan, http://tetra.blog12.fc2.com/

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TopamaxSurvivor

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#5 posted 1967 days ago

Being a grandpa is a better job than being a dad ;-))

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

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Junji

698 posts in 1978 days


#6 posted 1967 days ago

TopamaxSurvivor,
Glad to hear that! But it will be at least another 20 years later. Mmm, maybe I will have a lot of wooden toys by then to give away.

-- Junji Sugita from Japan, http://tetra.blog12.fc2.com/

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TopamaxSurvivor

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#7 posted 1967 days ago

I’m in the process of making some toys right now. I’ll get in gear and post ‘em when I get done. I have some searches on ebay for woodworking and antique toys just for ideas from the past.

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

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Kindlingmaker

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#8 posted 1897 days ago

Nice idea! I like this one!

-- Never board, always knotty, lots of growth rings

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a1Jim

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#9 posted 1897 days ago

Good job cool idea

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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Junji

698 posts in 1978 days


#10 posted 1897 days ago

Kindlingmaker,
Thank you. Sometimes it’s hard to think it only simple and safe, because I tend to think it too complex.

-- Junji Sugita from Japan, http://tetra.blog12.fc2.com/

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Junji

698 posts in 1978 days


#11 posted 1897 days ago

Jim,
Thanks.

-- Junji Sugita from Japan, http://tetra.blog12.fc2.com/

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