2014 Christmas Toys For Kids

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Project by derrickparks57 posted 08-12-2015 02:16 PM 1002 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

For the past several years I have been making scroll saw ornaments to give to family and friends at Christmas time. Last year a friend of ours who runs a local donation closet was putting together Christmas care packages for local children who weren’t gonna receive much gift wise. I quickly offered to make something toy wise for her to add to the boxes, so after scouring the web for ideas I found the crayon truck.

I tried cutting the trucks out of 2X4 but my scroll saw (didn’t have a bandsaw yet) didn’t like that very much and it was taking forever. So I had to go a different route, each truck (35 total) is 3 different pieces glued together. I rounded the cab over on the disc sander and drilled the windows then glued it to the chassis. I made a template to drill the crayon holes before the final glue up. Finding a bulk quantity of wheels at a decent price was difficult but luckily I found them on Ebay with the axles for a good price.
Needless to say most girls don’t want a truck, so it was horses (15 total) for the girls. These were a Steve Good plan and were cut out on the scroll saw from some nice 1” pine I had. Drilled the holes in the backs of them to hold the crayons.
The toys took all my shop time before Christmas so unfortunately no ornaments were made, but when I explained why everyone was quite understanding.

-- Derrick, Florida, DP Woodwerks

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#1 posted 08-12-2015 02:26 PM

A fine way to give back to the community. Hopefully this year you will get a chance to do both toys and ornaments.

-- "I love it when a plan comes together" John "Hannibal" Smith

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#2 posted 08-13-2015 01:19 PM

Very nice!!!! The kids will love them!!! Thank You!!!!

-- Curly, South Dakota! Now where did I put that board stretcher?

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#3 posted 08-14-2015 01:30 PM

Great job.


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#4 posted 08-14-2015 01:49 PM

It’s a nice collection of toys and Christmas is right around the corner.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#5 posted 08-14-2015 05:47 PM

Great idea! They look great!
Giving joy to a child is one of the greatest pleasures we have.
You are a good man for doing this.

-- I always knew I would grow old, But I expected it to take longer!

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