Best Wooden Toys Books

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1. Woodworking For Dummies

Author: by Jeff Strong
Published at: For Dummies; 1st edition (October 31, 2003)
ISBN: 978-0764539770

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You’ve seen a few shows on TV, and working with wood looks like it could be quite entertaining and rewarding. After all, you get to create something that you can proudly display to your friends and family. But where and how do you begin to move from expressed interest to hands-on experience?

Woodworking For Dummies shows you how your raw building materials stack up, with everything you wood need to know about hardwood, softwood, plywood, veneer wood, plain-sawn wood, rift-cut wood, quarter-sawn wood, solid wood, man-made wood, and more. This down-to-earth guide gives you the goods on how boards are made from trees and the characteristics of hardwood and softwood species, plus all the buzz on Gearing up with the right tools Putting safety first in your workshop Using adhesives and glue Working with wood joints Smoothing it out by sanding and filling Adding color with stains and paints Protecting your work with topcoats Whether you want to put together a simple plywood bookcase or an incredible solid oak dining table, Woodworking For Dummies can help you get organized as you craft your plans for a piece that’ll reflect your personal touch.


2. Victorinox Swiss Army Knife Whittling Book, Gift Edition: Fun, Easy-to-Make Projects with Your Swiss Army Knife (Fox Chapel Publishing) 43 Useful & Whimsical Tools, Flowers, & Cute Animals to Whittle

Author: by Chris Lubkemann
Published at: Fox Chapel Publishing; Gift edition (September 4, 2017)
ISBN: 978-1565239098

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With this pocket-sized guidebook and a trusty Swiss Army Knife, you’ll be ready to whittle wherever you go! 43 fun projects to whittle, from practical items like forks and letter openers to whimsical animals and toysEasy step-by-step instructions for all the traditional whittling favorites like spoons, forks, flowers, and the classic curly tail roosterSage advice on how to choose wood, sharpen a blade, and safely control your knifeSpecial hardcover Gift Edition is a handy 5.5 x 6.

75 inches and makes a perfect gift for Scouts, campers, hikers, and rangersAuthor Chris Lubkemann is a world-famous whittler who knows how to provide concise, beginner-friendly instructionsIn Victorinox Swiss Army(r) Knife Whittling Book, world-famous whittler Chris Lubkemann shows you how to carve 43 useful and whimsical objects using nothing more than a twig, a few minutes, and an Original Swiss Army Knife!

Chris offers beginner-friendly step-by-step instructions for all the traditional whittling favorites like spoons, forks, and flowers, plus some decidedly funny animals and the classic curly tail rooster. He also provides sage advice on how to choose wood, sharpen a blade, and safely control your knife.


3. Rubber Band Engineer: Build Slingshot Powered Rockets, Rubber Band Rifles, Unconventional Catapults, and More Guerrilla Gadgets from Household Hardware

Author: by Lance Akiyama
Published at: Rockport Publishers; Illustrated edition (May 15, 2016)
ISBN: 978-1631591044

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You don’t have to be a genius to create these ingenious contraptions, you just need rubber bands, glue, paperclips, and Rubber Band Engineer, of course. Shooting far, flying high, and delivering way more exciting results than expected are the goals of the gadgets in Rubber Band Engineer.

Discover unexpected ways to turn common materials into crafty contraptions that range from surprisingly simple to curiously complex. In vivid color photos, you’ll be guided on how to create slingshot rockets, unique catapults, and even hydraulic-powered machines. Whether you build one or all 19 of these designs, you’ll feel like an ingenious engineer when you’re through.

Best of all, you don’t need to be an experienced tinkerer to make any of the projects! All you need are household tools and materials, such as paper clips, pencils, paint stirrers, and ice pop sticks. Grab your glue gun, pull out your pliers, track down your tape and paper clips, and get started on the challenging, fun, and rewarding journey toward becoming a rubber band engineer.


4. Carving the Little Guys: Easy Techniques for Beginning Woodcarvers (Fox Chapel Publishing) Skill-Building Introduction to the Art of Caricature Carving: Wood, Tools, Sharpening, Finishing, & More

Author: by Keith Randich
Published at: Fox Chapel Publishing; Revised edition (May 1, 2013)
ISBN: 978-1565237759

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This skill-building beginner’s guide reveals the secrets of capturing humor and expression in caricature carving. Learn caricature carving the easy way with:Skill-building practice exercisesStep-by-step color photographsTips & techniques for beginning carversAdding faces, ears, hats, hands, & feetFinishing & painting your Little GuyBasics of wood, knives, honing & safetyCarving the Little Guys presents an accessible introduction to the art of caricature carving for beginning woodcarvers.

Author Keith Randich takes you cut-by-cut through the process of transforming a small block of wood into an expressive Little Guy. This easy-to-learn tutorial teaches all of the essential techniques needed to get started in an enjoyable and rewarding new hobby.

Discover what really gives these Little Guys their character, as you use your knife to craft cleverly exaggerated features like noses, boots, bellies, and shoes. And Carving the Little Guys covers all of the basics you’ll need to know about wood, tools, sharpening, cutting, safety, finishing, repairs, and more.


5. Making Toys, Revised Edition: Heirloom Cars and Trucks in Wood (Fox Chapel Publishing) Complete Guide with a Step-by-Step Peterbilt Project and Detailed Plans for a Ford Model A, 1932 Buick, and More

Author: by Sam Martin
Published at: Fox Chapel Publishing; Revised edition (October 6, 2020)
ISBN: 978-1497101166

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Your complete guide to making vintage vehicles in wood! Step-by-step instructions and photography on building the featured project, a Peterbilt truck tractor Complete plans, measured drawings, and parts lists for a Ford Model A pickup, a 1932 Buick sedan, a flatbed trailer, and a van trailer Perfect for intermediate to advanced woodworkers looking to practice their scroll sawing skills A timeless guide for woodworkers and scroll saw enthusiasts to create nostalgic toys and collectibles Learn to create classic trucks and cars that will last a lifetime!

Inside this book, skilled woodworkers Sam Martin and Roger Schroeder walk you through a featured Peterbilt truck tractor project with 155 intricate step-by-step instructions and easy-to-follow coordinating photography! You’ll find incredible attention to detail, precisely measured drawings, and complete parts lists.

Once completed, detailed woodworking plans for additional vintage toy vehicles, such as a Ford Model A pickup, a 1932 Buick sedan, and a flatbed trailer, are also provided for you to accomplish on your own with your newfound skills. Each scroll saw and woodworking project contains the meticulous drawings and parts lists you’ll need to ensure success.


6. Whittling Country Folk, Revised Edition: 12 Caricature Projects with Personality (Fox Chapel Publishing) Step-by-Step Instructions for Carving, Painting, and Staining, with Front, Back, & Side Views

Author: by Mike Shipley
Published at: Design Originals; Revised edition (April 1, 2014)
ISBN: 978-1565238398

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Bring a little bit of country into your woodshop! 12 projects for little caricatures with big personalitiesStep-by-step instructions for Delmer, using the quick and easy “clean-cut” methodPainting & finishing techniques with instructional photographsBeginner-friendly advice for tools, sharpening, wood selection, pattern transfers, and safetyInside Whittling Country Folk, professional caricature carver Mike Shipley introduces you to a whole clan of colorful backwoods characters from his native Ozarks!

Whether you’re a beginner just learning to whittle, or an old hand looking for some new ideas, this book delivers plenty of fun, inspiration, and satisfaction. More than 100 step-by-step color photographs guide you through whittling, painting, and staining. You’ll learn Mike’s quick and easy “clean-cut” method, plus his original formula for mixing your own wood stain in a blender.

All twelve projects feature distinctive patterns with easy-to-follow cut-lines. Whittling Country Folk, Revised Edition also provides valuable “Getting Started” advice on tools, sharpening, wood, and safety, as well as humorous down-home tales about each friendly country characterfrom Delmer and Granny to ol’ Beau the hound dog!


7. The Beginner's Handbook of Woodcarving: With Project Patterns for Line Carving, Relief Carving, Carving in the Round, and Bird Carving

Author: by Charles Beiderman
Published at: Dover Publications; Reissue edition (August 1, 1988)
ISBN: 978-0486256870

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“An excellent book for all carvers.” The Mallet”A woodcarver is one who can take a scrap of wood, breathe life into it with patient, skilled hands, and make it a warm object of lasting beauty. That is creativity,” say award-winning craftsmen Beiderman and Johnston in this well-organized and highly instructive guidebook that tells you everything you need to know to create attractive woodcarvings.

Especially written for the novice, it shows how to produce realistic animals, flowers, and humorous figures in a variety of forms: in the round, in relief, and as line carvings. A wide spectrum of more than 60 project patterns offers practical plans and ideas for carvers at all levels of expertise.

The authors provide a detailed yet easy-to-follow introduction to carving tools and how to use them. There are also helpful hints to guide beginning carvers through difficult stages of carving, and expert advice on painting and finishing, woodcarving as gifts, how to exhibit and enter carvings in competition, and much more.


8. Great Book of Wooden Toys: More Than 50 Easy-To-Build Projects (American Woodworker) (Fox Chapel Publishing) Step-by-Step Instructions, Diagrams, Templates, and Finishing & Detailing Tips

Author: by Norman Marshall
Published at: Design Originals; First edition (July 1, 2009)
ISBN: 978-1565234314

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Build hours of fun for generations to come with these classic wooden toys! Projects include: Cars, trucks, & trailers Bulldozer, steamroller, & crane Planes including P-40 & F-16 Fighters Steam engines, locomotives, & pull-along trains Animal train including a lion, camel, elephant, hippo, giraffe, and bear In today’s era of mass production and plastic, there may well be no other woodworking project as rewarding to build as a wooden toy.

A wooden toy gets back to the basics of handmade craftsmanship, natural and safe materials, and best of all, good old-fashioned fun! Wooden toys are a joy to build, rewarding to give, and endless fun to play withespecially the ingenious designs in Great Book of Wooden Toys.

Detailed and clearly illustrated, this in-depth handbook offers instruction for constructing more than 50 wooden toys designed to appeal to a child’s sense of imagination and playfulness! From a powerful bulldozer to a pioneer-inspired paddleboat, Great Book of Wooden Toys includes 37 three-dimensional toys any child will love, along with 16 “pull-along” classics that are perfect for toddlers.


9. Big Book of Gizmos & Gadgets: Expert Advice and 15 All-Time Favorite Projects and Patterns (Fox Chapel Publishing) Step-by-Step Wooden Mechanical Marvels, with a Full-Size Pull-Out Pattern Pack

Author: by Editors of Scroll Saw Woodworking & Crafts
Published at: Fox Chapel Publishing; First edition (December 6, 2016)
ISBN: 978-1565239012

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Make wildly inspired mechanical marvels from wood with the step-by-step projects and full-sized patterns inside Big Book of Gizmos & Gadgets! 15 clever projects including a rubber band gun, wooden gear machine, varied automatons, & more Full-size pattern pack attached to the back of the book in a handy pull-out pouch Beginner-friendly to advanced projects so you’ll be sure to find something new and fun to make, no matter your skill level Make a wooden machine with your own two hands that actually moves Learn from woodworking experts like Clayton Boyer, Bob Gilsdorf, Dug North, Richard Packer, & David Wakefield Inside this curated collection of the best projects from Fox Chapel Publishing’s popular Gizmos and Gadgets magazine, you’ll find ingenious plans for making 15 wildly inspired mechanical marvels from wood.

These working wooden wonders might just be the most enjoyable projects you ever build in your shop! Well-illustrated step-by-step projects are arranged by skill level from beginner to advanced, with full-sized, pull-out patterns attached to the book in a handy pouch.

10. Big Book of Scroll Saw Woodworking: More Than 60 Projects and Techniques for Fretwork, Intarsia & Other Scroll Saw Crafts (Fox Chapel Publishing)

Author: by Editors of Scroll Saw Woodworking & Crafts
Published at: Fox Chapel Publishing; First edition (December 1, 2009)
ISBN: 978-1565234260

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Whether you are a beginner or have been scrolling for years, you’ll be inspired by this collection of 60 of the best projects from the pages of Scroll Saw Woodworking and Crafts! For beginners, find simple, basic patternsFor experienced scrollers, find detailed keepsake portraits & beautiful compound cut piecesExpert step-by-step instructions for easy referenceDetailed patterns & crisp photos to help you master the projects featured & spur your own creativityPopular contributors including John A.

Nelson, Gary MacKay, Ron Brown, Kathy Wise, & Rick HutchesonInside Big Book of Scroll Saw Woodworking, you’ll discover projects for:Unusual puzzles and toysInlaid earrings and salt & pepper shakersElegant baskets & boxesBeautiful compound-cut chess setLifelike intarsia puppyIntricate fretwork shelfDetailed keepsake portraitsScroll Saw Woodworking & Crafts magazine is proud to present this collection of 60 of the best projects for both scroll saw beginners and those with experience!

11. Getting Started with 3D Carving: Five Step-by-Step Projects to Launch You on Your Maker Journey

Author: by Zach Kaplan
Published at: Make Community, LLC; 1st edition (September 12, 2017)

ISBN: 978-1680450996

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This book was written for people who have never used a 3D carving machine. It teaches the basics of designing and making things with Inventables’ software (Easel) and 3D carving machines (X-Carve and Carvey). We’ll take you step-by-step through five projects you can build yourself as a beginner: an inspiration tile, kitchen cutting board, custom block stamp, fidget spinner, and balsa wood glider.

The book also features aspirational projects from makers in the community, like an electric guitar, to show what is possible through 3D carving. The design files and instructions for projects – ranging from beginner to expert – can be found on the Inventables website.

12. Animal Puzzles for the Scroll Saw, Second Edition: Newly Revised & Expanded, Now 50 Projects in Wood (Fox Chapel Publishing) Designs including Kittens, Koalas, Bulldogs, Bears, Penguins, Pigs, & More

Author: by Judy & Dave Peterson
Published at: Design Originals; 2nd, Revised & Expanded edition (February 1, 2009)
ISBN: 978-1565233911

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Create fascinating puzzles of your favorite furry and feathered friends! 50 well-designed patterns, ready-to-cut for puzzles depicting pets, zoo animals, farm animals, and American wildlife Step-by-step instructions for cutting the Mama Rabbit with Babies puzzle Tips and techniques for successfully selecting wood, using the proper tools, and mastering the critical steps of sanding & finishing Expert guidance on adapting a pattern and designing your own puzzle from a photograph, plus advice for designing facial expressions to give personality to your puzzles A Noah’s Ark landscape puzzle is included, and can be easily displayed using a backer board and stands Animal Puzzles for the Scroll Saw, 2nd Edition is an expanded version of the wildly popular pattern book that scroll saw artists have come to love!

With over 50 patterns for upright standing and interlocking puzzles, woodworkers will have plenty of charming puzzles to sell at craft shows or to present to loved ones as special gifts. With a handy getting started section for beginners that includes information to ensure success, new scrollers will learn how to choose wood, blades, to transfer patterns and more.

13. Woodworking for Kids: The Ultimate Guide to Introduce Kids to Woodworking. Over 80 Easy Step-by-Step Projects with Images for Children.

Author: by Less Wood Publishing
Published at: Independently published (July 31, 2020)
ISBN: 979-8671194234


Woodworking for Kids: The Ultimate Guide to Introduce Kids to Woodworking. Over 80 Easy Step-by-Step Projects with Images for Children. Cover

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Over 150 images for 80 projects (Black and White Version)

14. Action Whirligigs: 25 Easy-to-Do Projects (Dover Woodworking)

Author: by Anders S. Lunde
Published at: Dover Publications; Illustrated edition (May 9, 2003)
ISBN: 978-0486427454

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Whirligigs those charming little wind-driven toys make excellent introductory woodworking projects because they are easy to do, inexpensive and most of all great fun! Hobbyists at all levels of ability will love creating the 25 delightful projects described in this book, from the simple Baking a Pie whirligig to the double-armed Woman at the Computer.

Other figures include a Man/Woman Fishing, Oil Well Pump, Saluting the Flag, See-Saw, and Bucking Bronco. Easy-to-follow instructions and measured drawings explain everything from selecting and using proper tools and creating the driving mechanism to finishing and displaying the completed project.

15. Making Wooden Toys: 12 Easy-to-Do Projects with Full-Size Templates (Dover Woodworking)

Author: by James T. Stasio
Published at: Dover Publications (July 1, 1986)
ISBN: 978-0486251127

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Expensive electronic toys come and go, but the toys children really like the best are often the simplest. The plain handmade wooden train, doll cradle, or circus animal can provide the key that unlocks a young imagination. This book makes it easy to create toys that will win a permanent place in any child’s heart.

After years of working with young children, veteran woodcrafter and educator James.T. Stasio has distilled his expert knowledge into a handy, inexpensive guide to making 12 wooden toys of enduring appeal: helicopter, oil truck, biplane, destroyer, freight train, cargo ship, rocking horse and squirrel, circus animals and acrobats, doll cradle, work truck, truck bank, and fighter plane.

You don’t have to be a master craftsman or purchase expensive materials. If you can use a saw and a screwdriver, you can make any of these charming toys. For each project, a list of materials indicates how much wood and the kind of hardware you’ll need.

Exact-size templates for every part make cutting out the wood simplicity itself. And a large, easy-to-grasp exploded diagram shows precisely how to fit the parts together. The introduction also provides handy tips on selection of wood, finishing, and more. Best of all, these sturdy toys will stand up to almost any amount of rough handling.

16. Making Mechanical Marvels In Wood

Author: by Raymond Levy
Published at: Churchill & Dunn, Ltd; Illustrated edition (November 21, 2014)
ISBN: 978-1626548862

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Are you fascinated by the moving mechanics often hidden from the eye in engines and machines? After retiring from a long career in scientific machinery design, author Raymond Levy found a renewed interest in the construction and mechanics of basic wooden apparatuses.

Making Mechanical Marvels in Wood is Levy’s fascinating collection of DIY wooden mechanical projects. It demonstrates how you can use wood to construct a number of intriguing mechanisms that whiz and whir, bob and flip. Choose from a variety of projects that are inspired by classic devices of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, including: The “Eccentric” of a conventional crankshaft The “Geneva Wheel” found in high-quality spring-wound watches The “Fast-Return Actuator” that is commonplace in many machine tools While most other mechanical projects hide the movements inside, these projects are designed to perform their mechanical stunts with marbles that move, wheels that spin, and even pistons that pump to the delight of the folks who crank the handles.