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 him a wooden excavator. This one is about 11 inches long. Simon picked out the colors without knowing it. I asked him what color a dump truck is and he told me, “blue and yellow aaaaand green”.
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.
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 out some shapes to paint for the spots.
The wheels were 3d printed and press fit on to a dowel. The dowel can spin where it crosses through the legs, but it is still a little tight and doesn’t roll that great yet.