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Turning Vintage Toys

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Attention, woodturners! Here is an exciting assortment of vintage wooden toy projects that hearken to bygone eras, perfect for creating gifts for your children and grandchildren that will become family heirlooms or to sell online or at your local crafts fair. Drawing primarily from Victorian and Edwardian eras, each wonderful toy project offers step-by-step instructions, cutting lists, wood recommendations, and techniques such as jigmaking and turning spheres and cylinders. In these 15 projects, crafters will find age-appropriate toys for toddlers to teens, including a diavolo for juggling, a yo-yo, toy soldiers and mice, colorful stacking discs, spinning tops, and bowling pins. More skilled toymakers will enjoy the challenge of crafting a kaleidoscope color top and a walking cow. Variations for each project allow crafters to personalize each toy, and a brief history of how and where the toy was used provides added value and interest. Author Chris Reid takes you through the creative process and even offers advice on what wood finishes are safe to use for children's toys. If you're a woodturner enthusiast, you'll appreciate that each project comes complete with drawings and photos from both the construction and the completed toy stages. Using beautiful graphic illustrations, the book


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Pages 176
Publish Date 2009-09-15
Size 8.5" x 11.0" x 0.0"
Author Chris Reid
Product Form Paperback / softback


About the Author

Chris Reid received his first lathe when he was just fifteen years old and has been woodturning for more than 50 years. Now retired, Chris makes these wonderful wooden toys for childrens' parties and his own grandchildren.

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