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2476 days ago

Topic tags/keywords: save the children toys china lead paint

Because of the China lead paint scandel made in the USA toys should be a big hit this year. That projection is according to a news report on MSNBC

This would also be a good project for Lumberjocks SAVE THE CHILDREN fund raizing event !!

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#1 posted 2476 days ago

great idea!

We need plans, people… plans for all skill levels… (wondering what I can make that would be fun and safe for a child)

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#2 posted 2476 days ago

doll chairs and beds sound like fun

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#3 posted 2476 days ago

Hello Debbie
did a quick google for “free toy plans” and ran into a bundle.

Here is a link to a nice one.
Regards
DAN

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#4 posted 2476 days ago

why look at that—a simple one to start!! Cool.

after i get these skateboards done I might just give it a try

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#5 posted 2476 days ago

How many skate boards are you making ?

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#6 posted 2476 days ago

just 2… one is now complete. I’ve had a few roadblocks thrown at me, but I’m getting through it… one more step and it should be ready to ship to BC and the one will be up for auction! Yippee… How exciting.
(I hope someone wants it and they pay at least $20 for it!)

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#7 posted 2476 days ago

I’ll start the bidding at $20. I have grandson who would enjoy it !

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#8 posted 2476 days ago

lol and you haven’t even seen it!!! :)

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#9 posted 2475 days ago

Best get some photos up…

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#10 posted 2475 days ago

Sure it looks good enough for a kid to skate around on. I’m sure he would be thrilled.

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#11 posted 2475 days ago

pictures are on my blog

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#12 posted 2475 days ago

Maybe it will be good, but I think it will be a passing fancy. Once the recalls are over, and the kids see the toys advertised on TV, parents will be buying them again and giving up the wooden toys.

I would hope this would bring a revival for all things wood made here, but again that is not likely to happen. Price will win out after awhile, and people will go back to buying things made overseas once again.

I do not mind imports, as there are some fine made things. I just think one day we will wake up and realize we are not able to build anything ourselves, as we have forgotten the skills and lack the tools and materials to do so. When that happens, the prices will probably start to skyrocket. Lots of demand, limited supply..up go the prices.

-- Bill, Turlock California, http://www.brookswoodworks.com

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#13 posted 2475 days ago

true… parents of today can’t say “no” to their children’s pleas for “things”

during many of my parenting programs that I have facilitated the “hatred” towards McDonalds was discussed: why so angry? Because they MADE parents buy the “toy of the week” for their children. No, it was not peer pressure, no it was not giving to their children – it was ALL McD’s fault for “MAKING” them have to buy the set of toys that were out at the time.

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#14 posted 2475 days ago

Responsibility is not something a lot of people want to take on now a days. Nothing is their fault…it is always someone else’s.

-- Bill, Turlock California, http://www.brookswoodworks.com

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#15 posted 2475 days ago

I’m not thinking of a huge shift in toy buying culture. Even if it was a 1 or 2 percent shift in buying patterns, you are talking about millions upon millions more wooden toys made in the usa.
If someone ever wanted to become or start a business or hobby making toys, nows the time.

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