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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.
A simple wood project for ramps. Two round, oval or teardrop shaped pieces of wood are notched to fit together. They form two offset discs that roll and wobble down ramps. Other varieties can be made from this same theme.
Dating back to the 19th century, originally used to scare birds away. This is a double device so it makes even more noise! Used as a religious article and a child toy. Spin the geared handle and thin strips of wood flap against the gears to produce noise.
Zig-zag model is the Largest at (left) 25 inches high x 17 1/2 inches wide x 12 inches deep. Arched top model (right) 20 inches high x 10 1/2 inches wide x 7 inches deep. The marble game on the left is a basic double raceway, zigzag device. It has a handy ...
Here we have our easy to build acrobat toys. Make as many as you like and paint them all sorts of colors. A great toy for kids of all ages to learn about balancing and gravity. Easy to cut using the smallest of scrap wood pieces. Simply size it to how you like and print it to your computer. Beginner skill level.
Farm & House woodworking plans - Barns, animals, fences and a farm house. Largest footprint is the farm yard 23 x 23 x 14 inches high, house and yard 22 x 16 x 8 inches high. A classic farm like a century ago...
This fishing bow is a delight to watch as a balance toy, as the mechanism balances and pivots, the boy rows his paddles. An intricate project that requires skill and patience while adjustments are made. But once completed, it is a fascinating project.
Children will love to play with this favorite classic toy designed to look like a vintage fire truck from the 1930s. Made primarily from 3/4 inch thick lumber. All patterns drawn FULL SIZE.
Learning numbers, colors and shapes is fun with this box of puzzle blocks. Animal shapes fit into their matching blocks and then can be arranged inside the storage box. Easy to make from 3/4 inch pine and 1/4 inch plywood. All patterns drawn FULL SIZE.
This is one of the most universal of moving wood devices. A large number of versions have been made, but this may be the only plan for building one. Three different figures are shown as examples. A hand crank is turned on the end as wood cams lift and turn one or more platters on top. The design possibilities are limitless. Make just one turning platter. Or, as an example, three platters with three ballerinas on the center platter and two single dancers at both ends. This plan also includes patterns for a dog, cat and mouse and carousel horses. Easy to make. Finished dimensions shown are for the box only.
Make your own logs, roof boards and other pieces needed to create this wilderness cabin schoolhouse. The logs are made by ripping 3/4 x 3/4 inch strips of pine and then routing all edges. The trick is in knowing the lengths of each piece and where to cut the notches. All these questions are answered in the full size drawings included in the plan. Kids will have a great time stacking all the parts to assemble their very own old fashioned schoolhouse.
This surprising little project is based on an antique 1920s metal wind-up toys. The wood versions roll down a double ramp to flip and land upright. A red ladybug and a yellow bus are detailed in the plan but you could paint them to be anything you want. Finished dimensions are approximate.
Here we have our simple to make tumbling spinning acrobat toy. A great toy to have on the desk while waiting on hold over the phone or during that boring conference call :) Easy to cut using the smallest of scrap wood pieces. Simply size it to how you like and print it to your computer. Beginner skill level.
Kids will love tugging on this 3-foot long dragon, thanks to his flexible center core of canvas. That pliability gives Mr. Wiggles a mind of his own as his head and tail swing to and fro in random fashion.
This marble feeding birds scroll saw project is another crowd pleaser. Marbles dropped in the top of the owl that then cause its wings to flutter in excitement as marbles exit out his side to feed and tip colorful birds one after another on its way to the bottom where a snail awaits their arrival. Project makes use of 5/8 inch diameter glass marbles. Design is inspired by bright European colors to enhance the project.
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