Fun stuff for Grandson

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Project by KimAccurso posted 12-20-2018 12:03 AM 976 views 1 time favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I got this book and got started with the frog – what fun! I made this frog out of some doug fir but I’ll make another one out of some nicer wood for my grandson – just had to see if I could do it. Frog is fun and hops along as you pull him! I am really looking forward to making all the toys in this book eventually. Rocco isn’t walking yet but I must do a little grandmotherly bragging – my stepdaughter took a video of his first crawling and he made the couple of crawls because he wanted to get to his favorite toy which happens to be one of the teethers (the lollipop shaped one) I made for him – wow – Grandma here was literally speechless, tears, seeing that!!! So my grandson loves his simple little wooden toy more than all the wonderful colors, soft things, lights and noises around him. Wow. Awesome.

I gave the Moose to him today. My stepdaughter and son-in-law asked, “ok, how long did it take you to make that?” I said, “well, I suppose all in all a few hours”. Chins dropped and I laughed. :) Anyway…Rocco seeked Moose out amongst all his other toys today! Again, Grandma here dumbfounded and in awe. Another Awesome. Moose was just a picture I saw on the internet and liked and drew up myself. Simple little guy, his head moves back and forth. He is made of pine, walnut and cherry for the wheels.

Just having fun…thanks for looking!!

-- Kim - imperfection is the pursuit of perfection

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Jim Jakosh

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#1 posted 12-20-2018 12:21 AM

Those are really cool toys. Pretty soon I’ll have to be making stuff like that!

Thanks for sharing…............Cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#2 posted 12-20-2018 01:16 AM

The frog will be a fun toy to pull around. I made one for my grandson couple years ago but he didn’t hop that much. I drilled the hole to close to the center wheel. That moose has me LMAO. I’ll have to wait for the next grandchild to build that. Nice work.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#3 posted 12-20-2018 02:09 AM

Very nice toys. I like the no patterns wing it idea!

Pretty soon you will be wanting to make a “TaNader” toy box like my avatar! Yes the winch works.

I did not have plans; just did what you did. Drew—redid after the drawing and finally just made it as it went along.

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

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#4 posted 12-20-2018 05:57 AM

like that , think I will make one for my grand daughter. thanks.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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Tom Regnier

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#5 posted 12-20-2018 09:26 AM

Cool toys Kim! I just had my first grand daughter and will definitely check out that book!

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#6 posted 12-20-2018 01:08 PM

Thanks guys!

Tom & Jim – yes, you will both be making all kinds of things for your granddaughter and great granddaughters!

Dave – you definitely have to follow the pattern exactly to make these toys work. I used tracing paper and adhered it to the wood – made that process pretty easy.

rjR – I’ll be working on a toy box sometime this winter. One like yours would be amazing :)

-- Kim - imperfection is the pursuit of perfection

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#7 posted 12-20-2018 02:00 PM

these are really cool! Be careful they are very addictive

-- Retired and lovin it

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#8 posted 12-20-2018 06:44 PM

More great projects!!!
I’ve been away and almost missed these beauty’s.
Years ago before the internet these kinds a books were about the only way to find these cool projects.

-- An Index Of My Model making Blogs

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#9 posted 12-23-2018 09:17 PM

A very nice range of simple robust and entertaining wooden toys.

I find the time it takes to produce iitems like yours are, in most cases understimated by the receivers !

-- Regards Rob

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#10 posted 12-23-2018 09:26 PM

when he gets a bit older Kim you will have to make him the pooping moose LOL GREAT JOB :<))

-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN :<))

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