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Free plans to make wooden toys and other woodworking projects designed to use project timber, readily available at all hardware stores and most timber suppliers.

The wonderful thing about project timber is that it is ready to use, perhaps a bit of light sanding preparation for varnishing, painting, or staining.

No need for expensive woodworking machinery. All of the free project plans are designed to use common hand held power tools.

Rocking Horse Plans

Have you ever wanted to make a rocking horse? Carving one from solid wood was a little daunting for me, so I thought long and hard about how to make it easier and far more simple to suit both my budget and lack of patience.

Oscar is the original, the one that started it all. Many years ago, in a place far, far away, I found a picture in a magazine, thought it would make an interesting project one day.

While I was making the prototype for Oscar, I was thinking that there must be an easier way to attach the legs to the body, and to the rockers. The idea for what became Andy was born.

Again, while making Andy, I started wondering how to simplify it even more, and viola! Pinto popped out.

Why stop here, I thought. Why not make one more? There is at least one more way to meet the challenge of making rocking horses legs join the body and the rockers.

I decided to call it Taylor after the little girl it was made for.

Making Toys

Construction vehicle toys are always popular. More toy truck plans than you could shake a stick at. Plans to make a racing car to satisfy your need for speed.

Take a tour of the country estate in your touring car.

Show your friends how you beat the Red Baron with an aerobatic toy biplane.

Have you ever had plans to build a three story toy garage.

Tried and tested toy motorcyle that will not break.

Making toys for girls - all I have so far are plans for a dolls house, dolls cradle, and a selection of doll rocking horses.

Relive the romance of steam from a bygone era with these wooden toy train plans.

Wooden Puzzle Plans

Do you have a scroll saw? Wooden puzzles are easy to make, great for gifts at Christmas time and for birthdays.

Fortunately you only need a tenon saw (aka backsaw) and a miter box to make the Soma Cube Puzzle.

Woodwork Project Plans

To make all these toys, I built my own workbench.

Spice rack plans for the kitchen. Happy wife, happy life.

An artist easel to display your artwork. Is there a painter in the house?

Found half a sheet of MDF so I build an elliptical shape table.

Decided I needed a pair of saw-horses. Sure you can buy them because they are cheap or you can make one because it's fun. Made two then one more.

Make a mailbox from floorboard samples. Why? Why not.

After you have made all these things, it's time to relax and have a good massage. Better still, make your own teardrop camper trailer and get away from it all.

But Wait, There's More.

All of the plans mentioned above are free, gratis and for nothing. Why, you may ask. I shall endeavour to explain later, but for now, enjoy making the projects based on these free plans, and visit the woodworking projects gallery page.

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