Old School Toys

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Project by dansnow posted 02-20-2014 10:19 PM 1233 views 3 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Been having fun the last few days working on some “old school” toys. Super simple, super rugged. I used some 3/4 birch ply I had on hand, but a 2×4 would do the trick just as well!

Thanks for looking.

-- Snow's Wooden Toys & Gifts

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#1 posted 02-20-2014 10:34 PM



Did you make your wheels?

-- just rjR

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#2 posted 02-20-2014 10:38 PM

Not on these. Sometimes I make wheels with a hole saw, such as my dachshund and my two different grasshoppers. Someday I’ll learn to sharpen my lathe tools, then learn to use my lathe, and make some of those fancy wheels like I buy! :)_

-- Snow's Wooden Toys & Gifts

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#3 posted 02-20-2014 10:52 PM

fun n cool

-- Custom furniture

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#4 posted 02-21-2014 12:13 AM

Excellent! I love this kind of project. You did a fine job. These look fantastic!
Dan, what did you use to color the wood and for the top coat?
Thanks, Brett

-- Hand Crafted by Brett Peterson John 3:16

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#5 posted 02-21-2014 12:49 AM

MinWax stain and Valspar Lacquer clear gloss spray

-- Snow's Wooden Toys & Gifts

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#6 posted 02-21-2014 01:59 AM

Nice. Simple and rugged. They will hold up to to some rough play. Well done.

-- Toy Making Dad, Northern Virginia,

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#7 posted 02-21-2014 11:07 AM

WOW, my staple toys. Nice job.

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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#8 posted 02-21-2014 12:50 PM

Rugged looking for a little boy to thrash around. I am adding these to my list.

-- Grant...."GO BUCKEYES"

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#9 posted 02-22-2014 07:44 AM

I don’t mind old school.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#10 posted 02-27-2014 02:23 PM

Awesome toys! Great and sturdy design. Very nice finish. Kids will love them. Great job!

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#11 posted 02-27-2014 03:14 PM

Nice toys. The kids will love them.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#12 posted 03-07-2014 11:29 PM

You got to love strong simple design well built wooden toys….very well done, love them…

-- Lifes good, Enjoy each new day...... Cheers from "On Top DownUnder" Crowie

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#13 posted 06-03-2015 11:16 AM

Lovely, These look fantastic! Good job.

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