Zany Wooden Toys That Whiz, Spin, Pop, and Fly: 28 Projects You Can Build from the Toy Inventor's Workshop (Paperback)
What do you get when you combine ingenuity, creativity, a pinch of engineering and woodworking? You get the coolest easy-to-make wooden action toys that can do extraordinary things. Have fun building toys like a Warp-Speed Penny Shooter, a Tissue-Launching Crossbow or a Poparazzi Gumball Machine. This simple to follow guide includes patterns, step-by-step instructions, and engineering advice on how to make 28 different toys. There is even a section on toy-making basics that offers a supply list, time saving tips and a how-to on doing the projects with small children. Author Bob Gilsdorf, a father of five boys, guides you through the process of taking an idea that seems like fun, working through the details to create your toy or game, and finally, building it out of wood. He has also included game ideas for some of the projects to help spur the imagination. The majority of the projects in the book can be completed in an hour, but will be sure to provide hours of entertainment.
"I'll warn you nowthis book is a lot of fun." Canadian Woodworking Magazine E-Newsletter
"A collection of woodworking projects for making all sorts of dynamic toys." Model Retailer Magazine
"Got kids in your life? Zany Wooden Toys . . . is as funmaybe more sofor the parents or grandparents as it is for kids." Woodworker's Journal
"The toys are easily made in any home woodshop from simple materials that you will find in your scrap wood bin. A little glue, a couple of nails and a little paint and youire done. Tools used are very basic and the toys are imaginative and fun." Shortcuts.ns.ca