Jim Davis of Greenville, Michigan is the owner of JD's Wood Crafts and Photography. Jim is always busy building toys that he sells at crafts fairs across the country. His fantastic attention to detail is nothing short of toymaking as fine art.
Jim tells ToymakingPlans.com: "My wife Jackie and I both came from the auto industry here in Michigan a few years back. Everything started with me getting a camera and taking pictures and I started to sell them. I got tired of the store bought frames and decided to start making my own, so I set up a little shop out in our barn and started making them.
Then we began doing art and craft shows with my photography and frames. This went on for about a year and this past fall I found your website and started to order patterns from you and building these great toys for the grand kids. They really liked them so I decided to add them to my product line for the art and craft shows.
As this past year has progressed the toy line has taken on a life of its own and is still growing. Returning customers and their children really love the great designed and built toys. My plans are to continue to get your patterns and if someone sees one of your toys that I haven’t made yet I will get the patterns and build it for them."
Above: Jim's beautiful rendition of Quick and Easy Farm Tractor with Animals.
Above: Jim shows off his Super ReallyWood Combine and the Super ReallyWood Big Farm Tractor and Grain Dumper.
Above: A closer look at the detailing on Jim's Super ReallyWood Combine.
Above: Jim's ReallyWood Chopper is both beautiful and bold. We love the dramatic photography!
Above: Jim's delicacy of workmanship really shines on his the Speeder Boat from the Scroll Saw Magic Floating Boats toy plan set.
Above: Jim rocks the Noah's Animal Cracker Ark.
Above: And yet another ark! This one is Noah's Fun-Time Mini Ark. We're not sure which one we like better.
Above: Jim stuns us with his beautiful vintage rendition of the Quick and Easy Red Rocket Ryder.
Above: Jim's Super ReallyWood Desert Storm Tank Carrier is a sure hit with the kids.
Above: The Scroll Saw Magic Commando Helicopter is stunning!
Above: Here come the Charger, Stude Dude, Freaky Ford and Power Pony from the Rockin' Rollers Quick & Easy Scroll Saw Patterns book.
Above: The wood combination is beautiful in the Easy Basics Truck, Tractor & Trailer.
Above: Jim finishes the Buckaroo Rocking Horse beautifully. The soft feel of the wood really shows in his photo. You just want to reach out and touch this one!
Above: The collection of toys shown in Jim's photos above are from the book, Snazzy Toys for Scrollsawers. The book includes 26 fun and easy to make scroll Saw toys.
Above: Jim's Super Crane wood toy would make any kids eyes sparkle.
Above: We love Jim's cool dump truck and fire truck from the Build Big Wood Toy Trucks book.
Above two photos: A glimpse inside Jim's professional crafts fair booths for JD's Wood Crafts and Photography.
Jim Davis can be contacted at at email@example.com.