Paperback: 256 pages
Publisher: Sterling Pub Co Inc (September 1990)
Product Dimensions: 0.5 x 8.2 x 8.2 inches
Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds
Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
Best Sellers Rank: #1,152,998 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #645 in Books > Crafts, Hobbies & Home > Crafts & Hobbies > Toys & Models > Models #124881 in Books > Arts & Photography
I Love his patterns. I have to say that I actually like his first book the best, but this is a close second. This book is absolutely a 5 star if you do one thing; Everyplace he says brass nail, substitute the word dowel. Two reasons: they hold the legs aligned better and they don't bend every time a child uses the toy. Actually, I am a purist and hate using metal in a wood toy anyway. I would recommend a scanner, some tracing paper and a dollar sheet of poster board to make patterns if you are going to make multiples of these toys. It also gives you someplace to put notes about offset cam hole locations and such. KIDS LOVE THESE TOYS and look forward to getting them every year for Christmas. Some of my "Kids" are now in there 30's and still want them!
This is a great book for a novice woodworker. Making these dinosaurs will require a bandsaw and drill but most of the other tasks can be accomplished by hand. All the wooden parts that David specifies (wheels, pegs, etc.) are standard products, easily obtainable. The resultant toys are very charming. The only somewhat tricky part is enlarging the in-book plans to full-size (hint - go to Kinko's rather than use your at-home copier/scanner - much easier!). Also, since these toys are glued together, be prepared to repair (re-glue) them after a few months of hard play - after an evening in your workshop, they'll be as good as new.
This book is great it has details directions and pictures to help you build the fun ideas. It is however in black and white so some of the pictures are not the best. But lots of great info and designs.
pleased with the condition, fast service. would deal again with this merchant. there is a disclaimer, can't use these designs for making product for sale. Personal use only
my daughter seen the dinosaur on her lap top so we looked up and found the book, so now I am in the shop making them.
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