Toys Made of Wood
Children will always love to play with toys made of wood. Well designed and well made wooden toys stimulates kids imagination and creativity, and their appeal lasts much longer than mass produced plastic toys.
Besides, the true value of a toy has to be the love that goes into making it. The toymaker gets much joy and satisfaction out of designing and making toys for kids. Making wooden toy cars and construction vehicle toys for kids is great fun, perhaps even more fun than the kids themselves would have playing with them. Better than buying a toy from a store, this is one that you have made yourself, perhaps even designed yourself.
One of the reasons I make toys as a hobby is because, like many other woodworkers, space is limited.
Perhaps I should have taken up wood carving, but making toys for kids is so much more fun.
What got me inspired was Richard Wakefield's excellent book How To Make Animated Toys.
In the beginning I was using mainly hand tools, and as I progressed, I "upgraded" to a bandsaw.
Construction Vehicle Toys
LinksFree Wooden Toy Plans.
Toy Safety. It is in the interests of all hobby toy makers to ensure that they are complying with toy safety regulations and standards.
Wooden toy wheels. It's always a challenge to find a supplier for good quality toy wheels for wooden toy cars.
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