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Toymakers Shop Handmade Wooden Ghosts Halloween Decor Completed

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The ghosts are done. If you have bee waiting to get yours, there are now four sets available in the shop. I have lots of Halloween items currently available with more on the way. Ghosts, Jack-o-Lanterns, Pumpkins, Reapers, Skulls, Skeletons, Witches, Spiders, Bats, Cats, Haunted House, and a Big Boo. I don't have all listed yet, so if you don't see something you want, ask for it. I can make these in other sizes.

The ghosts another easy to make project. There are six ghosts in a set and only two holes to drill for each ghost.  Sanding is the most time-consuming part of making the ghosts. Using a good scrollsaw with sharp blades will minimize this. I used my Excalibur EX21 scroll saw and Pegas #3 Modified Geometry blades for this batch of Halloween ghosts. I have been very impressed with how well these blade cut.

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Today In The Toymakers Shop - Handmade Flock of Wood Turkeys on the Workbench

Handmade  Flock of Wood Turkeys on the Workbench

I made the first turkeys for a preschool. The kids used the turkeys to make Thanksgiving decorations for their parents. I cut these by hand using a scroll saw. They are four-inches tall, but I can make them in any size. Custom orders are welcome. Please contact me with your needs. If you don't see what you want, ask for it. I may have just what you need. 


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These are very easy to make. There is only one hole to drill and no internal cuts. The only tricky part is gluing on the wings. They tend to want to move around. If I made a lot of them, I might need to make a jig to position everything, but the most I have ever made at one time is eight. Making a jig doesn't seem to be worth the effort.


The pattern is by Patrick Speilman, published in one of his many scroll saw books. I think I own them all.

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Today In The Toymakers Shop - Sanding Toy Trucks On A Ridgid Spindle Sander

Handmade Wood Toy Truck On A Spindle Sander
Handmade Wood Toy Truck On A Spindle Sander

I got in some shop time yesterday. I'm working on a batch of toy trucks. They always seem to be sold out. Inside corners are challenging to sand well, and I try to change the designs so I can use the spindle sander to do the bulk of the sanding in the corners.

There are better spindle sanders available, but they are costly. I particularly don't like the plastic insert on the Ridgid spindle, but it is relatively inexpensive and gets the job done. The oscillating belt sander can be very handy to use on many projects.