Making Heirloom Toys

Making Heirloom Toys

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By (author) Jim Makowicki

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  • Publisher: Taunton Press Inc
  • Format: Paperback | 160 pages
  • Dimensions: 236mm x 290mm x 10mm | 544g
  • Publication date: 17 January 1998
  • Publication City/Country: Connecticut
  • ISBN 10: 1561581127
  • ISBN 13: 9781561581122
  • Illustrations note: 160 halftones, 60 drawings
  • Sales rank: 61,228

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This guide includes a collection of toys that can be cherished for generations to come. Suitable for anyone interested in making their own toys, the step-by-step projects range from the simple to more complex.

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Jim Makowicki's wooden toys show an attention to detail and sophistication of design that set them apart from the usual run-of-the-mill toy projects. This collection of toys includes 22 projects, primarily featuring transportation toys (cars, trains, trolleys, planes and boats) and educational toys. For each project, there's a full-page photo of the toy, detailed drawings and patterns, a parts list, construction photos and clear, step-by-step instructions on how to make the toy. A color gallery shows the finished toys in all their glory. Two introductory chapters explain the fine points of toymaking techniques, with helpful hints on working with small parts and choosing the best finish for your toy. Whether you're making a toy to entertain a child or grace a desk, this book will teach you how to create toys that your family will cherish for generations.