|Project by Todd Sauer||posted 03-26-2014 10:29 PM||1470 views||9 times favorited||10 comments|
These little guys are small toys I have made for a few years, primarily for young nieces and nephews as they grew old enough for them. They are simple, safe and sturdy (except the helicopter blade, which I should redesign). They don’t represent amazing craftsmanship, but my hope is that they are played with and enjoyed rather than simply looked at.
The more important part of these toys to me is that the small truck which was given to me by my grandfather went a long way towards inspiring me to work with wood. It was through him that I learned to impart love into the workmanship and passion into whatever it is I make. He designed the small truck and the airplane, and I did the helicopter and tugboat in what I think is a similar style. He passed away several years ago, but I like to think he helps to guide my hand and mind when it comes to woodworking.
Sappy? Maybe, but he taught me a lifelong hobby, so here’s to him!
-- --Sauerkins; Duluth, MN