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Forum topic by bigcreekwoodworker posted 01-14-2014 02:01 PM 784 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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01-14-2014 02:01 PM

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Hi, I have a bunch of friends and family having little ones and I want to start making toys to give as presents. Is there a type of wood that anyone likes or recommends for toys? My cheap side would like to make them out of pine, but am curious. Thanks.


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#1 posted 01-14-2014 02:16 PM

I generally use maple or birch, for its density and ability to to take a fine polish without having to use a finish.

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#2 posted 01-14-2014 04:06 PM

Poplar works well. Pine does also. I have made some of scrap redwood and Mahogany also. If I were to buy wood for a nice toy I would buy Poplar.

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#3 posted 01-14-2014 05:38 PM

Poplar and pine will leave teeth marks.

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#4 posted 01-14-2014 05:58 PM

I would with out hesitation use hard maple for anything that might get chewed on. Unlike Pine, it is unlikely to splinter. Plus hard maple has better tone for banging against the floor….

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