Making Heirloom Toys by Jim Makowicki

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Making Heirloom Toys by Jim Makowicki (HB151)
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 Key Features

  • Teaches you how to create toys that can be cherished for generations

  • 22 ingeniously designed toy projects

  • Projects to suit all skill levels

  • Scale drawings and step-by-step details

  • Safety, design and finishing information

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 colour 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 are 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 generationn


'Making Heirloom Toys' Details:

  • Professional designer and woodworker Jim Makowicki's 22-project collection reflects uncanny historical detail and technical accuracy.
  • Each ingeniously designed toy is a potential family heirloom, a plaything or for display.
  • Makowicki's sophisticated toy designs are extraordinary. Some projects have over 50 pieces; one, a handsome ferry boat complete with vintage vehicles has over 100.
  • There are simpler toys, too, all suited to the average woodworker's skills.
  • Projects are meticulously researched and include scale drawings that can be copier-enlarged into full-size working plans.
  • Readers get step-by-step details, including safety, design and finishing information.
  • Projects are mostly transportation toys: cars, trucks, aeroplanes, trains, boats and more.