Watch and learn from Master Toymaker Imants Udris "Udie" as he shows us how to use sanding drums for smarter toymaking. He takes us step-by-step through using these super sanding tools with an easy to build jig that insures perfect toymaking edge sanding every time.
Watch Goran Stojanovic build the Mega Big-Rig Wrecker Truck with a fully functional Racheted Crank and Boom.
Watch and learn from Master Toymaker Ken Martin & his wife Susie as they share their tips on how to make a craft show booth folks will love. Ken & Susie share their experience and insider tips on booth preparation and successful selling techniques.
Watch the video featuring Master Toymaker Imants Udris (Udie) as he builds the Freaky Ford Coupe in 3 different woods. Udie guides us through the steps of making multiple parts with a router using MDF, Pine and Cedar. Then, Udie shares his tips and techniques for finishing each wood type using paint and varnishes.
Imants Udris "Udie" shares his tips on multiples of specific toys. You can save a lot of time and reduce the repetition of some steps and processes by creating templates you can use with a router. Even if you've never used a router bit or are not familiar with routers you'll want to read this article. This may be a tool to add to your woodshop!
Master Craftsman "Udie" shares his tips on the detail finishing for the Easy Basics Top Gun Aircraft Carrier: beginning with cutting the compound angle on the Hull, modifications to the Tower, masking and painting the Hull and Flight Deck components and the Final Assembly.
Cynthia Lewman of ToymakingPlans.com shows you how to make an inexpensive, child-safe, non-toxic wood toy miracle finish. The finish is very popular with wood toymakers all around the world!
How to choose which scroll saw blade to use for scroll sawing wood toy projects. Plus read about other Scroll Saw blade tips.
Learn to safely make thin wood strips on your table saw! In this video Imant Udris shows how to safely saw thin wood strips with a table saw from standard framing lumber. Also, some toy plans require a wide piece of wood and a thinness that sometimes you can't easily purchase locally, but this isn't a problem! You can use the thin strips you've made to glue up wide-board panels.
Save money and time on wide boards for toymaking! Make your own wide wood boards using scrap lumber with this popular and easy glue jig. Works great for thin and wide toy parts. Imants Udris demonstrates in this video how to make a simple jig to glue up strips of wood to make wide boards for about any size wood toy part. He'll also show us how to modify this simple jig to make it even better.