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Looking for a project that kids will love? This one is a ringer. With this horseshoe set, todays youngsters can have fun with a throwback to simpler times. The shoes and stakes are made from light but strong plywood finished in bright aniline dyes.
This plan is for an upright panel for a clown, boy and girl characters. They slide and clatter down the pegged surface to the bottom. Other custom characters could be made by attaching trimmed family photos to fit the patterns for more family fun. The specially designed rear support locks at the proper tipped angle for operation. Two base options are included, clown shoes or a standard base. Design is inspired by bright European colors to enhance the project.
This is an enhanced version of a century old novelty. Kids loved to tie weights to a handkerchief and toss the bundle into the air to have it unfold and float to earth. Our wood version suggests the use of camouflage fabric with our wooden paratrooper.
During the war years of WWII, the production of steel toys halted and toys were being made from wood. The trucks featured in this plan are copies of actual Art Deco toys made in the 1930s. All patterns drawn FULL size.
Modeled after the earthmoving monsters that roam large building sites, this sturdy truck makes moving lots of sand childs play for young construction hands. We built our dump truck from 1/2 inch thick pine, laminating material for the thicker parts. You can resaw and plane pine boards from the lumberyard or home center for the needed stock. A 1Ã8 and a 1Ã6, each 6 feet long, will provide more than enough material for one dump truck.
Little children love this device. Place the eagle beak on your fingertip and it balances. It can be tipped and turned without falling. The plan includeds a wood Eiffel tower for display. Grids are provided on the drawing to mimic the Eiffel Tower if you chose to decorate the tower in that way, you you can paint it with color as shown in the photo.
In this magic illusion, the magician holds two square columns up so the audience can see through one end and out the other. A wand, or a hand wave, can be shown to go through the columns to further prove that each is empty. He then holds a solid piece of plastic up for the audience to see. He taps a wood cube against the plastic to show both are solid. He places the plastic between the columns and explains to the audience that he will drop a solid cube down the top column and it will go right through the solid plastic plate and out the bottom of the lower column. He then drops the solid cube and it indeed falls through and out the bottom - seeming to penetrate the solid plastic plate.
Build this little puddle-jumper for any flying enthusiast, and you will see their spirits soar. Or, give this toy to a child, and watch an imagination take flight. Either way, you will be an aviation hero.
Your 18 inch tall doll is ready to travel! There is plenty of room to store doll clothes, accessories and even the doll in this steamer style trunk. It is perfect for all 18 inch tall dolls.
Momma bear pumps her legs up and down as she peddles a unicycle over a stretched string. Baby bear, acting as a counter-balance, rides along in a trapeze. Another smile inducing action toy. Finished dimensions are for the bear on top.
This common novelty is usually found made of metal and plastic. The wood version works the same. However, this one has a nice, wood sound as the woodpecker pecks his way to the bottom. All wood except for a spring. Once calibrated, the wood bird when raised to the top of the wood pole and given a nudge will peck at the poleas it works its way to the bottom. The pecking noise adds to the fun.
This plan includes the table, the straight and curved tracks and a five-car train. The table features two big drawers for storage. This is a vintage woodworking plan. Visit our FAQ page for a full definition. View the Larger Image Slideshow to see the actual item you are buying.
All those little dinky cars and trucks pose a big problem: Finding a place to park them after playtime. This truck delivers a solution: Its triple-tray trailer holds 45 of the popular 3 inch long vehicles. A trailer-load of trays provides parking for lots of little cars. Cab measures 13 inches long and trailer measures 17 inches long.
This project is an exhibit of revolving colors! Endless varieties of spinning wooden discs and wheeled vehicles can be constructed to make their way down parallel ramps in mesmerizing fashion. As they drop from the last ramp, inertia propels them across the floor. Design is inspired by bright European colors to enhance the project.
This wood rocket is patterned after rockets from the science fiction from the 1940s. The rocket itself can be built for play and display. Or build the entire project. Fun to watch, the rocket rolls along a string and when it hits the end, the bomb is released.
Two tumbler toys in one set. A carefully balanced clown and whale are placed at one end of the bowed rail. They roll to the center and up the other side to repeat the action. Added waves enhance the whale version. The waves act as a fun background to the carnival clown when the project is turned around. Finished height includes clearance of tumbling toys. Design is inspired by bright European colors to enhance the project.
Three mirrors multiply a stream of stars, moons, and planets into an every-changing visual delight. Start by gathering a few scraps of contrasting figured woods. Follow with simple construction, and you will have an heirloom toy for kids of all ages. We have included with the plan, the sources for hard to find parts, as well as plans for an optional display stand.
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