First toys completed for Apple Country Woodcrafters

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Project by Gus01 posted 04-03-2016 02:54 PM 939 views 2 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Recently I joined a local woodworking club that makes wooden toys for needy kids at Christmas. I’m new to woodworking and have much to learn. Fortunately the club members are eager to share their knowledge. While i would love to put more detail in each toy, the need is so great that we must strike a balance between a good solid functional toy or a real work of art. For example , this past Christmas we donated just over 1,700 toys for our local area. This coming year our goal is 2,000 toys. It’s sad to think there are so many in need. I try to make something that the kid wil be glad to have and for them to know others care.

-- John 3:16

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#1 posted 04-03-2016 06:34 PM

You and all woodworkers that build toys for needy children are an inspiration. If every woodworker would donate their time to build one or two toys the smile factor with kids in poverty would make a stormy day full of sunshine.

-- Bruce Free Plans

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#2 posted 04-03-2016 06:38 PM

Gus…..... Amazing how something so simple (and so functional) can give a kid(s) so much joy! Keep up the good job and welcome to the wonder wolrd of working…........ it’s VERY addictive…....

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#3 posted 04-05-2016 01:29 AM

Thanks and I’m beginning to see what you mean about addictive. The more you do the more you like it.

-- John 3:16

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#4 posted 06-04-2016 07:47 PM

Very nice Truck. Wonderful work you are doing in the area of benevolence to these young children.

-- Soli Deo gloria!

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#5 posted 06-04-2016 09:18 PM

Thanks. Love your quote by the way.

-- John 3:16

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