Making Toys Revised Edition: Heirloom Cars and Trucks in Wood

Complete Guide with a Step-by-Step Peterbilt Project and Detailed Plans for a Ford Model A, 1932 Buick, and More

Author - Sam Martin & Roger Schroeder
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Making Toys is a complete guide to making wooden toys and trucks.

Learn from skilled woodworkers Sam Martin and Roger Schroeder as they walk you through a featured Peterbilt truck tractor project with step-by-step instructions and easy-to-follow photography. Once completed, detailed woodworking plans for other vintage cars – including a Ford Model A pickup, a 1932 Buick sedan, a flatbed trailer, and a van trailer – are also provided for you to accomplish on your own! Each scroll saw and woodworking project contains measured drawings and parts lists.

Your complete guide to making vintage vehicles in wood!
  • Step-by-step instructions and photography on building the featured project, a Peterbilt truck tractor
  • Complete plans, measured drawings, and parts lists for a Ford Model A pickup, a 1932 Buick sedan, a flatbed trailer, and a van trailer
  • Perfect for intermediate to advanced woodworkers looking to practice their scroll sawing skills
  • A timeless guide for woodworkers and scroll saw enthusiasts to create nostalgic toys and collectibles

A complete guide to making wooden toys and trucks!

Learn from skilled woodworkers Sam Martin and Roger Schroeder as they walk you through a featured Peterbilt truck tractor project with step-by-step instructions and easy-to-follow photography. Once completed, detailed woodworking plans for a Ford Model A pickup, a 1932 Buick sedan, a flatbed trailer, and a van trailer are also provided for you to accomplish on your own! Each project contains measured drawings and parts lists. Perfect for intermediate to advanced scroll sawyers and woodworkers looking to practice their skills and create vintage cars and toys, Making Toys: Heirloom Cars & Trucks in Wood is an excellent source of inspiration for all to enjoy.

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Weight 1.000000
Pages 112
Size 8.5" x 11"
Author Sam Martin & Roger Schroeder
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Even as a farm boy, Sam Martin had an interest in making toys. Although the early ones were crudely made and nailed together, Sam never lost the desire to build better toys. It was in the early 1980s that he and his son invested in shop tools. Sam built some furniture but soon devoted his time to making reproductions of trucks, cars, steam shovels and backhoes.

To date Sam, a retired biochemist, has scaled down some 50 different vehicles and excavators. In over a decade and a half he has crafted nearly 3,000 toys.

Sam and his wife Georgia live in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.

Roger Schroeder's success as a writer began when he gave up trying to write the great American novel. Instead, he turned to writing about his hobby: woodworking. Sharpening his skills and his photography and expanding his interests, he went on to author 16 books and nearly 200 magazine articles. Ranging in scope from woodcarving to house building, the books include such titles as How to Carve Wildfowl, Carving Signs, Making Toys, and Timber Frame Construction, which has over 77,000 copies in print.

Founding editor of Wood Carving Illustrated, Roger is past president of the Long Island Woodcarvers Association and active in the Long Island Wood Workers club. He is a retired English teacher who specialized in teaching writing and research. Roger currently lectures on topics such as how to make wood into furniture, houses, and sculpture.

In the remaining time, he is an amateur cabinetmaker who enjoys constructing Victorian reproductions and an amateur carver who has won a number of blue ribbons for his natural wood sculptures.

If you've dabbled in woodworking or have already created piles of sawdust, this book will sharpen your skills and take you to the next level. Making Toys feels like you're getting private lessons in a master craftsman's own shop. You get an up-close look at how an expert uses a wide variety of tools to easily sculpt and shape amazingly intricate parts you may not have thought possible in wood. Soak up years of experience seeing the jigs and time-saving tricks used. This book is perfect for honing your talents with projects that can be enjoyed and appreciated by all ages. Bob Gilsdorf, Author of Making Inventive Wooden Toys, Zany Wooden Toys that Whiz, Spin, Pop, and Fly, and Zany Wooden Toys Reloaded!