Wood & Woodworking

 

Wood & Woodworking

Subtitle: Go to the shop and make stuff

Note: This page is constantly under construction, so check back to see what we’ve added (in red).

While we would like to think that the wooden toys from the Cambria Toy Store are the be all and end all for toys, they are not. I come from a long line of woodworkers, and my favorite toys as a child were not the ones ordered from the Wishbook or found in the mall in Columbia, Missouri. They were the ones made by family members: the marionette from my father, a wooden train from my grandfather, a wooden puzzle from an uncle, and a house from my mother. We all have toys and memories of play that last far beyond the memories of great events, and quite often, those memories are tied as much to the making of the toy and the toymaker as they are the actual time spent playing.

Techniques:

Projects (Toys, Games, Puzzles, and other Cool Stuff)

Puzzles & Games:

The Non-Motorized Division

Educational Toys

Mechanical Toys (including String Toys)

  • Mechanical Scarecrows (one of the earliest examples of a mechanical toy from the Woodworkers Institute

Folk Toys

Toys for Really Small People

Plan Collections

  • CraftsmanSpace.com (From Cars and Trucks to Stacking Toys to one of the best Stacking Train we’ve seen)
  • Pedal Car Plans (nice list from Woodworking Down Under)
  • Woodcraft Toy Plans (we’ve got a plan for that. Everything from pedal cars to dollhouses to toy kitchens. A great collection of projects.)

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