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.
Watch Ricardo Cardenas and Celine Tran build the 6 Playtime Dragons wood toys with just a scroll saw and hand drill. You can download this free plan set for a limited time and start building toys today!
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.
Expert Wood Toymaker Imants Udris shows how to make an inexpensive perfect turntable for spray or brush painting wood toy parts. Spray painting toy parts just got a lot faster and easier with this simple solution. It's a snap to construct from readily available materials. And once it's completed and put to use you will wonder how you ever got along without it!
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.
We show you how to easily make your own perfect 3" or larger wood toy wheels. For safety reasons, the sanding disk method described in this article isn't recommended for wheels under 3". For wheels smaller than 3" refer to the article on How to Easily Make Small (Under 3") Perfect Wood Toy Wheels.
We show you how to easily make your own perfect small (under 3") wood toy wheels. For wheels 3" or larger refer to the article on How to Easily Make 3" or Larger Perfect Wood Toy Wheels.