I guess I started woodworking as a small child, following my Dad around his shop. I still remember the smells and sounds of the machines. Guess I was hooked at a young age.
Making model airplanes,,wood but sometimes plastic too was my first start with tools. Funny thing is that I have never stopped.
As life would have it, I found myself too busy to keep up with the woodworking. Family demands left me outside of the workshop looking in. Then one day my wife said I should get a hobby. As I had always loved building models and also airplanes, it was only natural that I got involved with radio control model airplanes. For the next 20 years that was it…... Giant Scale RC planes…..
Just as things do, changes were about to happen to my life once more. My Dad passed away and all though wood working machines fell into my possession. Then a friend introduced me to the Toys and Joys wood working plans. That was a couple of years ago now, and I have never looked back. Then this past summer, my place of employment suggested I take a bunch of money and leave. The thought of going on pension was too much to resist. Now, the smells and noise of my youth surrounds me again.
I love to build replicas in wood. Classic cars, trucks, that kind of thing. I recently designed a web page to show of my new love, and maybe sell the odd piece. I really am having fun, combining my toy building and web page stuff….... and like the wife says..it keeps me out of trouble.
You can have a look at my web album from my page: Lots more to come ..LOL
I just joined this group. Looks like my kind of place. I see there is a couple of other toy makers here as well. You can be sure I’ll be talking to you guys soon. If anyone is interested, I started a forum/message board for us toy makers. I would be glad to see some of you stop by and join up. Not taking anything away from this group…...It’s awsome here, so much that you can do….. But for the simple toy maker, this site might be of interest.
The Saw Dust Factory
Finally….... Comment on LumberJocks…... This place is like Facebook, but for us old guys with sawdust in our viens…... I’m here to stay.
Brian Graham (ToyGuy)
-- Brian, Ontario Canada,