Turning Vintage Toys

Overview

Featuring 15 fabulous toys, each with clear step-by-step instructions, detailed photographs, and easy-to-follow diagrams. Beginners can try their hand at colorful yo-yos, spinning tops, quoits, and skittles, while intermediate-level turners can relish the challenge of a kaleidoscope colour top, diavolo, or the endearing walking penguins.

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Overview

Featuring 15 fabulous toys, each with clear step-by-step instructions, detailed photographs, and easy-to-follow diagrams. Beginners can try their hand at colorful yo-yos, spinning tops, quoits, and skittles, while intermediate-level turners can relish the challenge of a kaleidoscope colour top, diavolo, or the endearing walking penguins.

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Editorial Reviews

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I loved this book and the thing of it is, is that it stirs up those imaginative juices to come up with other toy ideas. I think you will like the book as well.

Hone up those gouges and put a new edge on your parting tools turners, because here are 15 fun toys to make for the little ones in your life. From yoyo's to a walking penguin author Chris Reid shows you exactly how it's done.

From a simple ring toss to a skipping rope to pull toys to a diavolo. Don't know what a diavolo is? Page 128 not only tells you but in a few more pages the author shows you exactly how to turn the toy.

This is a great book for the beginning turner and a real fun book for the more experienced. Sometimes even the master turner needs a break and Reid's book provides that respite.

I'll be seeing those wood chips flying as I put together a couple of diavolos for the kids in my life.

Lumberjocks.com
Fun. Fun. Fun . . . definitely a book to have in your collection if you have children, grandchildren, make toys for charities, or just are young at heart!
Shortcuts.ns.ca
I loved this book and the thing of it is, is that it stirs up those imaginative juices to come up with other toy ideas.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781565234512
  • Publisher: Fox Chapel Publishing Company, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 9/1/2009
  • Pages: 174
  • Sales rank: 1,371,135
  • Product dimensions: 8.20 (w) x 10.80 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Chris Reid received his first lathe when he was just fifteen years old and has been woodturning for more than 50 years. Now retired, Chris makes these wonderful wooden toys for childrens' parties and his own grandchildren.

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Table of Contents

KNOWLEDGE
Introduction
Working Drawings and Measurements
Wood
Equipment
Finishing
Sphere Turning Jig
Turning Spheres

TOYS
Play Mice
Pencil Tops
Kaleidoscopic Colour Top
Stacking Discs
Yo-Yo
Skittles
Skipping Rope
Ball and Cup
Woodpecker
Table Quoits
Pecking chickens
Stacking Figure
Diavolo
Music Man
Walking Penguin

About the Author
Acknowledgements
Metric Conversion Chart
Index

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