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  1. Pound-a-Peg wood game

    It seems the new versions of this classic toy, only last a few hours. The new versions use a plastic ring with 3 nubs to create friction on the wood pegs. The 3 nubs wear out very quickly. For my grandson, I went back to a 1981 design that I tried in 1982. It used a piece of spring steel to...
  2. '32 Ford Sedan Hot Rod Freaky Ford Blue Toy Car

    The second car in the blue series. A 1932 Ford Sedan. I have several sets of these waiting for finishing and and assembly. The idea is to test different finishes and techniques with each set. The car body is made from MDF the rest of the parts are birch. The body paint is Hoe Depot oops paint...
  3. 32 Deuce Coupe - Toy Car - Hot Rod - Little Deuce Coupe

    Number three in the Freaky Fords Blue Series. The more I look at this color combination the more I like it. I'm partial to blue any way. I think it works well with the flat black wheels. I really wanted to have white walls on these but I could not figure out how to do it and make them look good...
  4. Toy train for my youngest shop helper

    Simple toy train for my youngest daughter, Evi (2 1/2 yrs). Pine with Shellac finish.
  5. Hot Rod Freaky Fords First Ones, '27 Bucket T, '32 Ford Sedan, '32 Deuce Coupe, '27 T Coupe

    This is the first set of these toy cars I made for ny grandson. There are a lot of firsts here. The first project I ever made from MDF and the first time I ever used acrylic craft paint on a toy. It was also my first painted toy. I got the MDF almost for free and wanted to see how well it would...
  6. Construction Crane

    Latest completed project. From Toys and Joys Construction Crane plan. Made from white oak and walnut. I recommend this build for anyone wanting to try their hand in making toys. As always comments good or bad are welcome.
  7. Toy Caterpillar

    I saw this Toy Caterpillar project and just had to give it a try just before we sold the house and my shop was taken apart. The plans showed it as a smooth caterpillar but had to add some fur just for the fun of it. Here's where I got the idea and the know how. Thanks ToyMakingDad I ran it with...
  8. Wooden Marble Roller Machine

    I saw a picture of marble machine years ago and I finally got around to trying to make my own. I seriously had doubts about getting it working; so I didn't want to invest money in nice wood. Therefore, besides the dowels, everything you see was made from a scrap 2×4. As expected, it was a...
  9. Modified Design of animated pull-toy Lady and her FLock

    I saw this cute animated toy on the Internet somewhere. I tracked it down to coming from Ken Folk's 1998 book, Folk Toys: Patterns & Projects for the Scroll Saw. I bought a copy of the book, and entered the design into Sketchup. I decided to make 2 design changes to the original pattern. I...
  10. Climbing Monkey wood toy

    Ken Folk's book also has a pattern for this Climbing Monkey toy. My first prototype did not work properly, the monkey fell off the ladder on the way down :( I took a video of the prototype, slowed the video down to 1/2 speed, and then understood how it really worked. This toy depends on the...
  11. Hand-cranked gear driven windmill toy

    I have built so many different types of hand-cranked wood toys for the grandkids, I have sort of run out of ideas for new hand-cranked toys. I saw a plastic toy that was hand-cranked, used 5 gears, to drive a propellor or windmill. I decided to adapt the plastic design over to an all-wood...
  12. Old-Fashioned Steam Roller

    I ran across a neat looking pattern to build an old-fashioned steam roller. The original pattern was for a steam roller about 10 inches long. I decided this was not big enough, and scaled up the pattern by 2X using Sketchup. My finished model is 21 inches long, 11 inches wide, and 15 inches...
  13. Hand-cranked Woman is Boss wood model

    A couple years ago, I built several whirligigs. One of those is called The Woman is the Boss and is a fun one to watch. I like to design and build hand-cranked toys for kids, but I have built so many that I have sort of run out of ideas on new ones. I got the idea that I could convert some of...
  14. Hand-cranked model of man Crank Starting a Model T

    To make another hand-cranked toy for children, I modified the whirligig design….......by replacing the propellor with a hand-cranked gear set. I used a 3:1 gear reduction ratio, which seems to work about right. The gears are red oak, along with the vertical gear mounting piece, and base. The...
  15. Toy Volkswagen Beetle

    Hello, A while ago I made three Volkswagen Beetles: Have a great evening!
  16. Wooden Dump Truck

    This is a fully working dump truck I made for my Nephew several years ago. I like to make toys out of all the scrap wood I have laying around the shop. Much better then sending it up the chimney.
  17. Crocodile with wider opening mouth

    I made one of these in 2018 and the grand-kids love it. I got the original design from David Wakefield's book of patterns. The grand-kids push it on the carpet until it gobbles up the toes of their brothers or sisters :) I wanted the mouth of the crocodile to open even further, so I modified...
  18. Wobbly Walrus push toy

    I took David Wakefield's base design for this wood toy, and then modified it so the mouth would open even further. The base is red oak. The wheels and tusks are maple. The wheels are offset on the axle to give the walrus its wobbly walking method. A cam drives a dowel that opens and closes...
  19. Toy Camera made out of Recycled Broken Skateboards

    Good day everyone, I made some toys for charity! Simple toy camera's out of recycled skateboards! Skateboards are a really cool material to work with, because of all the beautiful colors. If you want to see the video: Have a great day! Jolien
  20. Hand-Cranked Whale Swimming Through the Ocean

    I have built quite a collection of wood hand-cranked toys, close to 50 total. I take them to family and community events several times a year…...........and the kids…......as well as the adults love them. I have about run out of ideas of new hand-cranked designs to build. One of my...
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