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Forum topic by Deela40 posted 07-13-2015 05:36 PM 1516 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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07-13-2015 05:36 PM

Topic tags/keywords: resource question toys christmas present donate

I have seen project posts in the past where groups of woodworkers make toys for Christmas and then donate them. I am thinking about doing the same. Does anyone have plans/recommendations of what to make? I am thinking about a car/truck/vehicle but am open to other suggestions.


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#1 posted 07-13-2015 05:50 PM

I was thinking about a toy like this:

Tuff Little Dump Truck from dansnow


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#2 posted 07-14-2015 01:46 AM

Our woodworking club also makes and donates toys each year. Last year we gave away almost 5000 toys. This year I personally made 900 for this endeavor. Most of the guys make simple stylized cars with one inch wheels. I make mostly toys that girls may be more interested in: Critters….Rabbits, Turtles, Ducks and Whales. All with one inch wheels. I also make small pick up trucks with one inch wheels. We buy the wheels and find free wood for the most part.

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#3 posted 07-14-2015 02:39 AM

You might check out etsy. I’ll check there and pinterest to get some inspiration for toys for my daughter. I finished them with salad bowl finish or cutting board finish and wax.

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#4 posted 07-31-2015 06:21 PM

ZXDrew, thank you for the suggestion. I looked on Etsy and got some good ideas.

Jim, that’s a lot of toys to make. They look pretty cool. I have talked to the group a little and some suggested making toys like you make.

I also purchased plans for some trucks that look like they wouldn’t be too hard from I also emailed my local hardwood supplier to see what they could offer for lumber and I got a bundle of soft maple for $50. There is some small stuff in there that isn’t worth messing with, but there is also a lot of good lumber that should work for these plans.


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