Stacking Rings Toy

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Project by AlexMcA posted 12-31-2009 05:10 AM 1195 views 3 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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This is my first attempt at making kids toys. Friends of ours became proud parents in April, and I wanted to use the garage full of tools to make a Christmas present. It is a mix of woods, maple, oak, cherry and walnut. It is simple stock that I cut out with a jig-saw, flush trimmed to circular templates, then used a roundover bit on the router table to soften the edges.

In order to make the toy kid friendly I used milk paint for the base, and a redwood milk stain on the oak ring in the middle. It is finished in 3 coats of hemp oil and 2 coats of beeswax.

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#1 posted 12-31-2009 01:50 PM

What a great idea and nice looking gift. Hope you don’t mind if I borrow your idea for our grandkids.

-- Joanne, New York,

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#2 posted 12-31-2009 04:27 PM

great job! I too may borrow that if you don’t mind! I am interested with your “kid safe” finishing though. What is milk paint and milk stain. Where can you get hemp oil? Very cool idea, and you didn’t even use a lathe which would be great for me, as I don’t have one! Thanks for sharing!

-- Jeremy, Rochester, NY

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#3 posted 01-01-2010 12:35 AM

Thank you, I actually borrowed it from a design I found online too! It is easy to make and the templates will make the next set even easier.
Milk paint is a natural based paint that comes as a dry powder that you mix small batches in the blender and only lasts a few days as a prepared mix. It is an ‘original’ traditional paint mix that actually soaks into the wood and will last forever. Very easy to make, but limited amount needed for this project wasn’t enough for my blender to work properly so I hand mixed it. Next time I will do a larger batch of projects at once. is the Canadian manufacturer of the milk paint and the only supplier of the Hemp oil. I found them at our local woodshow in the fall.

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