Wooden Construction Toys
Woodworkers with a passion for making wooden construction toys will love these chunky model toys. Designed and built to last, these wooden toys make the perfect "made with love" gift for children.
All toys whose plans we offer here are made of wood, without or with minimum of metal parts. By making these wooden toys you will create a unique toy for your kid. Wood is natural material that's not harmful, it doesn't brake and it's easy to maintain. Surfaces must be smooth and edges must be rounded, parts of the toys must be well embedded and glued so that they wouldn't fall off during use.
Make this delightful construction toy grader with this free plan, complete with step by step instructions, diagrams and photos.
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There is just enough detail to stimulate the imagination of children and adults alike.
Click on the image above to download a PDF copy of the plan, complete with photos and instructions.
This wooden construction toy can be made with a limited number of power tools. Safety is always the first consideration when dealing with such small pieces of timber.
A 12 inch disc sander or linisher with sanding disk attachment is very useful for trimming up end grain and squaring off small pieces of wood.
If you are going to make your own wheels for this wooden construction toy, a drill press is recommended. You will also need a 16mm spade bit, a 6mm drill bit and a circle cutter modified to cut wheels instead of holes.
This wooden construction toy can be made with bits of wood left over from other projects. I made mine from a piece of left over pine 19mm thick by 140mm wide by 500mm long. The wheels were also cut out of 19mm pine by 140mm wide. For the six wheels, I used a piece less than 200mm in length, and the extra length was useful in clamping the piece while using the circle cutter.
The blade of the grader was made with a piece of skirting board 200mm long.
For the axles, use 6mm dowel.
Step by Step Instructions
Download a PDF copy of the wooden construction toy plans.
Look for a file called wooden-construction-toys.zip. It contains the full size patterns and instructions to make this project.
Glue all the parts together, apply the wood screw to the front wheel assembly, allowing it to swivel. Round off the sharp edges and you are ready to put the grader to some serious earth moving work.
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