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The magazine
dedicated to the
Toy-Maker.

Issue #2
2004/2005

This second issue is crammed with plans, projects, tools and suppliers. Simple, challenging, small, large, machined, turned, carved, static and animated toys are included. Primary material is wood or manufactured wood product.

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Feature articles

Classic Push Truck
by Les Miller
This clean-lined design of a child’s push truck has been modified for batch production. You can make one or dozens.

Pull-along Crocodile
by Les Miller
Eccentric wheels and a flexible spine give this crocodile a wobbling gait that is sure to delight the child pulling it along.

Terrace Dolls’ House
by Derek Thomas
A simple compact Australian house that can be built in a weekend or made much more ornate, as desired.

18th Century Naval Cannon
by Bob Allison
At 900mm long and 500mm high this wooden cannon is designed to impress.

3-Bodied Truck
by Alan Bernard
Make your own ‘transforming’ truck with this wooden vehicle. It has three interchangeable bodies — tray top, van and tanker — or you can add your own variants.

Low Boy Plane
by Ryan Holland
Build a fighter plane or a whole squadron for the future pilot in your family.

Dolls’ House Furniture —
Table with Bench Seats
Love Seat
Coffee Table
Bedroom Suite

by Stan Nemeth
Scrollsaw your way to a delightful collection of dolls’ furniture.

Shove Ha’Penny Board
by David Haskett
The navy used wooden versions of this popular bar room game and you can make one in an afternoon.

Racing Hobby Horse
by Gordon Brook
An attractive and practical design for a timeless toy.

Push-Along Snail
by Gordon Brook
A hidden cam is the secret to the moving head on this interesting toy.

Tabletop Ball Game
by Arnold Beckerman
This wooden version of a popular game provides greater stability and durability.

Heirloom Toys —
Past, Present and Future

by John Ross
With his background in antique toys, John looks at heirlooms and collectibles of the past and the lessons they offer for the toys we make today.

Wooden Wheels for Toys
by Les Miller
Wheels are often the most difficult part of a toy to make, but there are options — ready-made or made in the workshop with a wheel cutter, holesaw or bandsaw.

Rocking Horses in Australia
by Viktoria and Chris Woolcock
A guide to Australian rocking horses and their history.

Gallery
Elizabethan Manor House - Ray Hill
1930 Antique Buffalo Fire Truck
- Ron Bradley
Toy vehicles - D W MacLaughlin

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Toy-Maker’s Dream Workshop
Rocking Horse Classes
Fun with Firewood
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