To the delight of children & grandchildren, this handy guidebook offers an assortment of vintage wooden toy projects that hearken to bygone eras. 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, turners 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 toy makers 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.
Softcover: 192 pages
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