Tag: toys

  • Christmas Presents

    I made several Christmas Presents this year. It was fun and I think they will be enjoyed. I made a kangaroo for Palmer. It will hop down a ramp if the angle is just right. Simon wanted a dump truck and excavator from Santa. We bought him a pair of these, but I also made…

  • Wooden Wheel for Dump Truck

    Our dog chewed up one of the wheels on Simon’s little dump truck that he really liked. Instead of throwing it away, I made a replacement out of wood using my hole saw and a dowel. The new wheel is a little thicker than the original but it still spins roundy round. He was excited…

  • Wooden Dinosaur

    I made a little wooden dinosaur on my band saw. I googled for a stegosaurus outline, and printed out one of the first results, then glued that to a board to use for my cutting line. I sanded it some, softened the edges with a dremel and finished with mineral oil.

  • Mini Trebuchet

    I built a mini trebuchet out of some scrap wood from around the garage. It works, but I need to tune the string length and the weight to get it to throw better. I cut the wheels out with a hole saw on my drill press. The pieces are all connected together with dowels.

  • Giraffe Pull Toy

    I made Simon a giraffe pull toy on wheels for him to play with. The main part is all spray painted plywood. I cut it out using a jig saw and just followed a simple line drawing I made on the piece of wood. I masked the whole thing off with masking tape and cut…