Every year our Woodworkers Guild makes wooden gifts to hand out to needy children at Christmas time. I always try to come up with ideas that can be welcomed by either boys or girls. This year I decided to make … Continue reading
My youngest granddaughter is a master at this game. For Christmas this year I decided to make a yard size game so she could play this game with the neighbors. I decided to keep it simple, and make it … Continue reading
I made this sleigh 18 years ago after my first grandson was born. I’ve pushed all my grandkids in it every chance I could. Originally I made the handle with a pair of oak stairway spindles. After years of stress … Continue reading
I made this for my two year old neighbor’s birthday. I drilled the holes in the trailer for the standard small crayons. It didn’t take long to realize that this was a mistake for a two year old, as … Continue reading
I never tire of making toys. When I found out our neighbors were expecting their first child, I couldn’t wait to get started on finding something unique I could make for the new baby. This looked like a … Continue reading
I’ve made several puzzles trying different methods and materials. You can use ¼” plywood with no voids, or ¼” masonite. If you use plywood, before you start cutting you should coat the back side (good side) with some sort … Continue reading
This was a fun Christmas gift for my granddaughter. The red lever pulls the spring loaded boot back to kick the gumball out the hole on the left. I built this from a pattern in a book titled “Zany Wooden … Continue reading
You can’t beat the old favorites of cars and trucks. I made this race car for my grandson, Jackson, for his 5th birthday. The wheels and air scoops are from black walnut. The seat and spoilers are purple heart and … Continue reading
This was a gift I made for our neighbor at Christmas time. Front and back fishing lines attach to the head and body. Side lines attach to the feet.
The woodpecker is attached to the purple ring by a spring. The trick is drilling just the right size hole in the ring perfectly straight, so the ring will bounce down as the woodpecker swings back and forth.