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Pop-up Toaster (wooden toy) for my daughter for Xmas

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Project by Junji posted 1686 days ago 2315 views 8 times favorited 29 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here is the other Christmas present for my kids, one to my daughter (3 years old), pop-up toaster.

The only movement is, of course, pop-up. I have no technique to make it “automatic pop up”, so it’s manually pop up!
You push the toast all the way, they stop at the “down position”, and then you can push the button, it clears the catch inside, so the toast pop up. The construction is very simple, but only because I am not used to using these springs movements, it took a while to make it work alright.
After I gave this to her, I fond out the button was too hard to push easily for her. 7 year old son can do it right, but not my little daughter.
Well, that can be one big reason to play house with her, and also it will be a good measurement of her growth…

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はーい、前回に続きましてクリスマスプレゼントに作ったものです。
今回は3歳の娘に作った「ポップアップトースター」でーす。

なんてことのない、見たままのものですが、パンを押し込むとカチっとセットされ、(さすがにタイマーというわけにはいきませんので)横のボタンを押すとポーンと飛び出すようになっています。単純な仕掛けですが、作ってみると意外と難しくて、なかなか思うように「ポップ」してくれないのです。バネを3カ所で合計6個使っているのですが、この力のかかり具合というのに慣れていないせいもあって、けっこう手こずりました。
しかも、出来上がってみると3歳の娘にはこのボタンがなかなか堅くて、うまくポップしてくれません。。。まぁ、これも子供の遊びに付き合う一つの理由になるし、子供の成長をはかる指針にもなるし、それはそれで。。。
結果としてはボタンをもっと上の方につければ、中で動いているレバーを押す力がテコの原理でもっと楽だったのです。しかし、これをもう一つ作る予定はないので、今となっては後の祭り。こうやって、少しずつ賢くなっていくんですねぇ。。。

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





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woodspyder

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#1 posted 1686 days ago

That’s a great idea, nicely done too. Hope you have as much fun as I am sure your daughter will.

-- Measure three times, cut twice.

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TopamaxSurvivor

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#2 posted 1686 days ago

Nice one Junji! Bet she will use that for many years to come.

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

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Don Newton

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#3 posted 1686 days ago

Hey Junji….it looks like you burnt the toast a little!

-- Don, Pittsburgh

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patron

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#4 posted 1686 days ago

what a great way to spend time with your daughter !
のです。しかし、これをもうーを押す力がテコの原理でもっと楽だっ(LOL) !

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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Arnold

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#5 posted 1686 days ago

thats the coolest. Been noticing your logo. Can you elaborate on it.

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#6 posted 1686 days ago

Very nice. You gave me a great idea for next Christmas for my grand nephew.

-- Rich, Cedar Rapids, IA - I'm a woodworker. I don't create beauty, I reveal it.

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MICHAEL CAMPASANO

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#7 posted 1686 days ago

Very nice junji, great idea, Where did you get the pattern, I would like to have it as I make and donate toys to sick children at my local hospital, I got great toys for boys but limited ones for girls, that would be an ideal plan.

Mike

-- never enough time in a day so use it well

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patron

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#8 posted 1686 days ago

maybe make the button to push down ,
that way the floor is working with you ?

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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dorran

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#9 posted 1686 days ago

Neat idea. You can make some wheat or pumpernickel slices for the healthier folks.

-- Life is about choices. You can spend a lot of money on furniture and have really nice furniture; Or you can spend a lot on tools and have even more expensive, crappy furniture. I made my choice.

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TopamaxSurvivor

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#10 posted 1686 days ago

Been trying to think where I saw this joke. Junji, before you drink any tea when she brings you toast and tea, read this .

Edit: Link didn’t go to the joke. See Grumpy’s joke posted2 days ago: A Little Girl’s tale

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

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Junji

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#11 posted 1686 days ago

Thank everybody for your kind comments.
Yes, I noticed not many has made these toy, although it’s not so hard to make. Please try your version of this toy and please post them here!

Parton,
It’s a bit hard to understand what you are saying in Japanese… But from what I guess, yes, “leverage” is the point. I found out after I made it all, but I should have made the button higher, so the power to push the lever inside (hidden) increases. Well, I will be better the next time… (I am not sure if I have the chance, though)

Don,
Yes, I made 2 burnt and the other 2 not burnt.

Arnold,
OK, I will write a blog about this someday.

MICHAEL CAMPASANO,
I didn’t get nor make any plan for this… Oops. If I did, I will certainly give it to you. Sorry.
I know, wooden toys for girls are always so limited. I already am searching the next idea for my daughters’s 4th birthday.

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

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Junji

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#12 posted 1686 days ago

patron,
The button to push down, yes, that’s the usual pop-up toaster is like. But with this toy, you push the floor with the toast (of course the wooden toast is hard enough for that) and set, then push the button to release the floor.

TopamaxSurvivor,
Ha ha! That’s a nice one! Don’t worry, my daughter is smart enough to use the shower water instead!

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

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patron

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#13 posted 1686 days ago

junji that was cut pieces of your Japanese ,
pasted to my comment !
i’m learning how to do that !

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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patron

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#14 posted 1686 days ago

junji ,

push bread down to toast ,
and slide button down too ,
to release toast .
almost like regular ,
but this way she can slide button down towards floor ,
and it will not push toaster across floor

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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Junji

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#15 posted 1686 days ago

Ha! I didn’t notice that you used my Japanese!!!

And slide button down!!! I never thought about it! Yes, that sounds like really easier. Oh, I should have asked here about this before I make it!

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

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