Wooden toys

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Project by Babieca posted 08-05-2015 06:43 PM 2264 views 7 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

These were gifts for my son’s first birthday.

The cars are based on some designs I found online from a Korean company. They are great for little hands, and I think the van looks pretty cool. I did the wheels with a hole saw and would probably just buy some in the future or turn them on the lathe to avoid the end grain. Walnut, cherry, and maple scraps, finished with shellac.

The blocks are pine 1x, white wood 2×4, and a poplar closet rod from the home store, spray painted and waxed.

He seems to like them.

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#1 posted 08-05-2015 09:54 PM

Really like these – especially that triangle car.

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#2 posted 08-05-2015 10:05 PM

Great idea. Like the design of the cars. Concerned about a toddler falling on the triangular car. Just my thoughts

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#3 posted 08-06-2015 01:54 AM

Nice looking vehicles!



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#4 posted 08-06-2015 03:19 AM

very cool – I love hand made toys!

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#5 posted 08-06-2015 01:40 PM

Wow this is a really good idea of design so simple yet so effective really great.I need to make one with my Grandson. Alistair

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#6 posted 08-06-2015 05:18 PM

Hello, glad to see you making toys. There is more to toy making than most think, I have been doing toys for over 16 years now and never seem to be able to make enough to keep any in stock, which is a good thing. Hope you continue on and may your children benefit from your love for wood. Clarkie.

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#7 posted 08-06-2015 06:23 PM


I make toys too!

Making them is fun.

Neat designs and “NO CLONES” Great!

Making your on wheels is more “real” to me!

Bosch has some new style holesaws that are great! I test drove some at a B-ToolTour Stop.

-- Wood rescue is good for the environment and me! just rjR

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#8 posted 08-06-2015 06:31 PM

What little kid DOESNT like blocks? NONE that I ever knew!

Nice job, Dad !

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#9 posted 08-06-2015 06:34 PM

Great Project! How do you attach the wheels to those cars?

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#10 posted 08-07-2015 12:09 PM

Simple and nice toys, like it. And Clarkie, your toys are really awesome, good work and finish. I really like it. Thanks for sharing.

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