Easy to Make Wooden Toys by Terry Forde Soft Cover 1984 136 Pages
Easy to Make Wooden Toys by Terry Forde Soft Cover 1984 136 Pages
Easy to Make Wooden Toys by Terry Forde Soft Cover 1984 136 Pages

Easy to Make Wooden Toys by Terry Forde Soft Cover 1984 136 Pages

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Easy to Make Wooden Toys by Terry Forde Soft Cover 1984 136 Pages
 
Easy to Make Wooden Toys by Terry Forde Soft Cover 1984 136 Pages
The intention of this book is to show that making practical, sturdy wooden toys is easy, pleasurable and inexpensive, and to encourage those with minimal experience to have a go.
Unfortunately first timers usually don't have scrap wood lying around the house, they don't have tool kits and above all they are inexperienced. In order to make it as simple as possible, all the toys in this book are made from plywood and wherever practical only one thickness per toy is used, usually 1/4in or 1/2in. This will make the purchasing much easier and cheaper. The cost becomes prohibitive if it becomes necessary to buy chisels, planes, saws, clamps, etc in order to make only one toy. I have therefore made all the toys in this book using the bare minimum of tools. Anyone with additional tools will probably be able to make the toys more quickly and more easily, but for the person with more time than money extra tools are not essential to make a good toy.
A major problem with tools is that they need sharpening. A craftsman never begrudges the time spent sharpening his tools and only beginners attempt to work with blunt tools and make everything much harder for themselves. Because sharpening tools correctly is a skill in itself and requires practice I have chosen tools which do not require sharpening and are simple to use.
As for experience - well there's no substitute. It is certainly better to be competent with one tool than incompetent with a complete workshop, so I have chosen the fretsaw (or jigsaw, as it is known in America) as the only tool which needs to be mastered for these toys. It is the ideal tool to begin working with as it is quiet, clean and can be used on the kitchen table. It is also fairly inexpensive to buy and never needs sharpening because the blades are thrown away when blunt. Another advantage is that using the fretsaw (jigsaw) does not require great strength which makes this an excellent tool for any beginner whether man, woman or child, or even partially disabled. Every toy shown has been made by me using only the tools mentioned and the methods described.
Rather than go into long boring detail on the comparative adhesive strengths of various glues or why the wood of one tree has more advantageous properties than that of another, I will merely state the materials I used and leave you either to follow suit or to use your own favourite material.

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