Making Tiny Toys in Wood: Ornaments & Collectible Heirloom Accents Book

Item #: 90485
9781565239159Fox Chapel Publishing
List Price $19.99
Our Price $15.95
List Price $19.99
Our Price $15.95

Create delightful holiday ornaments that double as small toys!


This easy-to-follow guidebook is filled with simple projects for toys and ornaments that move!

Making Tiny Toys in Wood provides full-size scroll saw patterns and step-by-step instructions for 15 working miniature masterpieces that will appeal to woodworking enthusiasts of any skill level. From tugboats and tractors to windmills and wagons, these nostalgic moving toys make great Christmas decorations as well as keepsake gifts for family and friends. The 15 basic patterns are a great way to reuse and repurpose scrap wood and require only minimal painting. All you need is a scroll saw, a drill, and some glue to create memorable heirloom collectibles!
Author Howard Clements is an award-winning scroll saw artist who has been addicted to woodworking for more than 65 years. In addition to making wooden toys and other small items, Howard makes models for use in lawsuits and in the courtroom. Making Tiny Toys in Wood is his first book.

The book begins with information on materials, tools, and scroll saw basics, to help get you on the path to a successful project. The author then takes you step-by-step through making a Bulldozer toy, with simple techniques you can apply to every project. Each of the 14 cool designs that follow provides complete full-size patterns, materials and parts lists, and helpful construction notes.

These simple scroll saw projects don't take a lot of time, wood, or tools to make. You can create them assembly-line style and fill a tree—or make a lot of gifts—with just an afternoon's work, all while quickly clearing your shop of accumulated wood scraps. Better yet, get a youngster or two involved in the cutting, painting, and assembling!

The book begins with information on materials, tools, and scroll saw basics, to help get you on the path to a successful project. The author then takes you step-by-step through making a Bulldozer toy, with simple techniques you can apply to every project. Each of the 14 cool designs that follow provides complete full-size patterns, materials and parts lists, and helpful construction notes.
  • 15 full-size patterns for a horseless carriage, golf cart, Ferris wheel, wishing well, Noah's Ark, train, and more


  • Step-by-step instructions for the bulldozer, followed by 14 designs that can be made using the same methods


  • Keepsake gifts for friends and family that move (or "work"), with rolling wheels, turning carousels, and rotating windmills


  • Easy-to-make wooden toys use up the scraps in your shop, and can be quickly made in bulk for holiday gift-giving


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