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This little toy is made from different wood pieces: padouk, afzelia, wenge, beech.
-- irtamos, Belgium
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#1 posted 11-02-2012 04:54 PM
What a darling child. She’d send any dad or grandfather to the shop to make toys. Love your top spinner. It’s a favorite. Thanks for sharing.
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#3 posted 11-02-2012 05:15 PM
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#4 posted 11-03-2012 12:41 PM
Nothing like the smile of joy on a child’s face. That’s wonderful.
I have to ask a question, not a criticism I assure you. The work is excellent, the blend of woods give it a nice appearance. But, why the fancy handle??? As I recall, we used to just wind the string around the top and let fly. No handles or anything like that.
#5 posted 11-03-2012 03:08 PM
It’s a class project for woodworkers – age 14/15 years. The handle is with different connections. Students need to practice.This exercise is cheap for the school because wood is expensive. Students want to make something useful, and not only some connection/exercise. On the handle I give points for the degree!
#6 posted 11-03-2012 03:11 PM
If someone has some idea for a class project, you are very welcome!
#7 posted 11-04-2012 03:52 AM
Ok, I get you. And I quite agree. Making something you can get your hands on and use is much more satisfying than just making a joint that doesn’t do anything.
Class project, like, something the whole class can work on? I don’t know if this would be any good but, how about something like a multi- storied martin house? You could keep it simple or fancy it up with gables, framed ‘windows’ and the like. Keep in mind, you’d have to get the right dimensions suitable for Martins. For any who might not know, you cant just stick a hole in any old box if you’re looking to attract specific birds. They can be quite fussy about the place they’ll choose to locate.
#8 posted 11-04-2012 11:00 AM
Hi,When I was young we had a lot of martins in the spring and summer. Unfortunalety, right now we don’t have them anymore in Belgium. I haven’t seen them for years. Even the sparrows are gone! Right now we have pigeons.
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