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.