Above: Ernie Aldridge in his shop with his Noah's Animal Cracker Ark.
Ernie was really excited when he wrote ToymakingPlans.com about his recent experience building the Noah's Animal Cracker Ark.
Ernie tells ToymakingPlans.com: It was amazing building this project, using pieces of scrap wood. The wood I used was scrap plywood for the Ark I then used the scrap cut-offs of wood from a fence I had put around my property in the summer to build the animals. I gave this as a Christmas present to my 6 year old granddaughter. She simply loves it and has found endless hours of fun with the animals because of their size. This was a perfect gift. I am looking forward to building The Toy Dragons, Knights and Fair Maidens for my 4 year old grandson's birthday.
Above: The completed Noah's Animal Cracker Ark. Ernie's "found" wood gives the toy play set a charming patina. Notice how wonderful the grain looks on the ark and animals. Ernie's experience with wood working helps him take risks that have beautiful results. By using found wood that exposes the pronounced wood grain he really enhanced the folk art quality of this beautifully crafted handmade toy.
Above: Ernie's granddaughter Karmyn is all smiles after receiving her special handmade Christmas gift!
Above: Ernie poses proudly with his Noah's Animal Cracker Ark. Not only did he build a beautiful Noah's Ark but he also made one 6 year old a very happy girl!
To contact Ernie: Email him at email@example.com or by mail Ernie Aldridge 1455 Norfolk County Rd 21 RR#1 Delhi, On. Canada N4B 2W4. I would suggest to anyone who chooses to email me, that to avoid their email being filtered and re-directed to my Junk folder, they include "WOOD PROJECTS" in the Subject: section. Ernie does sell his woodworking projects to anyone who would like to purchase them.