2020-07-28

Etsy Listing - Wood Toy Pickup Truck from the Play Pal Series Blue Two Tone Body With Metallic Blue Hubs 826228314

Handmade Wood Toy Pickup Truck from the Play Pal Series Blue Two Tone Body With Metallic Blue Hubs

I cut this truck by hand using a scroll saw. It was initially painted solid blue as a sample for a customer. The paint on the sides got messed up, and rather than try to fix the paint; I decided to remove it. I then coated the entire truck with clear shellac and buffed it to a smooth finish. The result is a beautiful two-tone color scheme where you get the best of both wood grain and paint.

Handmade Wood Toy Pickup Truck from the Play Pal Series Blue Two Tone Body With Metallic Blue Hubs
Originally, this one was painted blue. I did not like how the paint looked so I remover it from the sides. I should have sanded a little more. The camera sees things that my eyes can't . If you want to see all the defects in your toys. Shoot a 24-megapixel photo and look at it full size on your computer.

Handmade Wood Toy Pickup Truck from the Play Pal Series Blue Two Tone Body With Metallic Blue Hubs
This wooden toy truck is a cute vintage style gift suitable for boys and girls. The truck can be used as home, office, kids room, or nursery decor; it's the perfect size for a cake topper or other decoration. You can easily convert this toy into Christmas Ornament for that vintage Christmas look or use it with other small wooden toys to make a nursery mobile. It's the perfect size to use as a stocking stuffer or party favor. Several trucks and or cars in rainbow colors would make an excellent mobile.

Handmade Wood Toy Pickup Truck from the Play Pal Series Blue Two Tone Body With Metallic Blue Hubs

Handmade Wood Toy Pickup Truck from the Play Pal Series Blue Two Tone Body With Metallic Blue Hubs

Handmade Wood Toy Pickup Truck from the Play Pal Series Blue Two Tone Body With Metallic Blue Hubs


Handmade Wood Toy Pickup Truck from the Play Pal Series Blue Two Tone Body With Metallic Blue Hubs

Handmade Wood Toy Pickup Truck from the Play Pal Series Blue Two Tone Body With Metallic Blue Hubs

Handmade Wood Toy Pickup Truck from the Play Pal Series Blue Two Tone Body With Metallic Blue Hubs

Handmade Wood Toy Pickup Truck from the Play Pal Series Blue Two Tone Body With Metallic Blue Hubs

Handmade Wood Toy Pickup Truck from the Play Pal Series Blue Two Tone Body With Metallic Blue Hubs

Handmade Wood Toy Pickup Truck from the Play Pal Series Blue Two Tone Body With Metallic Blue Hubs
Handmade Wood Toy Pickup Truck from the Play Pal Series Blue Two Tone Body With Metallic Blue Hubs

Handmade Wood Toy Pickup Truck from the Play Pal Series Blue Two Tone Body With Metallic Blue Hubs

2020-07-27

Etsy Listing - Handmade Wood Toy Dragon Christmas Ornament 831508062


Handmade Wood Toy Dragon Christmas Ornament



I made the first of these dragons as an experiment to see how small I could cut a dragon and still be usable for something. As a toymaker, I always have small bits of wood around that need to be saved from the kindling bucket. I had the idea that it would make an excellent Christmas ornament and fashioned a hanger to try. Much to my surprise, it was a big hit. Everyone who saw it wanted one.



Handmade Wood Toy Dragon Christmas Ornament

Handmade Wood Toy Dragon Christmas Ornament

Handmade Wood Toy Dragon Christmas Ornament

Handmade Wood Toy Dragon Christmas Ornament

Handmade Wood Toy Dragon Christmas Ornament

Handmade Wood Toy Dragon Christmas Ornament

Handmade Wood Toy Dragon Christmas Ornament

Handmade Wood Toy Dragon Christmas Ornament


Handmade Wood Toy Dragon Christmas Ornament

Handmade Wood Toy Dragon Christmas Ornament

Handmade Wood Toy Dragon Christmas Ornament

Handmade Wood Toy Dragon Christmas Ornament

Handmade Wood Toy Dragon Christmas Ornament

Handmade Wood Toy Dragon Christmas Ornament

Handmade Wood Toy Dragon Christmas Ornament

2020-07-24

Etsy Listing - Wood Toy Stacking Cats Eight Piece Puzzle 843981209


Handmade Wood Toy Stacking Cats Eight Piece Puzzle

I cut this toy stacking cat puzzle using my scroll saw from a piece of 1x12 pine wood board. After cutting the board to size using a miter saw, I sand the wood smooth and apply blue painters tape to one surface. The pattern is glued to the tape with 3m adhesive. Next, holes are drilled for the cat's eyes and to insert the scroll saw blade. After the puzzle is cut and the pattern has been removed, there is more sanding to smooth the corners and remove the fuzzy bits. Then it is time to finish.

Handmade Wood Toy Stacking Cats Eight Piece Puzzle

The finish is a shop-made brew of mineral oil and beeswax with just a pinch of carnauba wax to make it a little harder.

Handmade Wood Toy Stacking Cats Eight Piece Puzzle

Tools used:
  • Scrollsaw
  • Sliding Compound Miter Saw
  • Circular Saw
  • Drill Press
  • Random Orbital Sander
  • 1/4-sheet Palm Sander
  • Belt Sander
  • Rotary Tool
  • Sandpaper
  • Mop Sander
  • Rotary Tool
Handmade Wood Toy Stacking Cats Eight Piece Puzzle

Handmade Wood Toy Stacking Cats Eight Piece Puzzle

Handmade Wood Toy Stacking Cats Eight Piece Puzzle

Handmade Wood Toy Stacking Cats Eight Piece Puzzle

Handmade Wood Toy Stacking Cats Eight Piece Puzzle

Handmade Wood Toy Stacking Cats Eight Piece Puzzle

Handmade Wood Toy Stacking Cats Eight Piece Puzzle

Handmade Wood Toy Stacking Cats Eight Piece Puzzle

Handmade Wood Toy Stacking Cats Eight Piece Puzzle

Handmade Wood Toy Stacking Cats Eight Piece Puzzle

Handmade Wood Toy Stacking Cats Eight Piece Puzzle

Handmade Wood Toy Stacking Cats Eight Piece Puzzle

Handmade Wood Toy Stacking Cats Eight Piece Puzzle

Handmade Wood Toy Stacking Cats Eight Piece Puzzle

Handmade Wood Toy Stacking Cats Eight Piece Puzzle

Handmade Wood Toy Stacking Cats Eight Piece Puzzle

Handmade Wood Toy Stacking Cats Eight Piece Puzzle

Handmade Wood Toy Stacking Cats Eight Piece Puzzle