Paperback: 120 pages
Publisher: Tarjany Publications (September 15, 1999)
Product Dimensions: 11 x 8.5 x 0.4 inches
Shipping Weight: 11.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
Best Sellers Rank: #965,535 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #76 in Books > Crafts, Hobbies & Home > Crafts & Hobbies > Toys & Models > Wood Toys #417 in Books > Crafts, Hobbies & Home > Crafts & Hobbies > Wood Crafts & Carving #473 in Books > Crafts, Hobbies & Home > Crafts & Hobbies > Toys & Models > Toymaking
30 Toy Vehicles of Wood is an EXCELLENT book. I have been making wooden toys for many years and I find this book a MUST for any toymakers library. The book is written for the novice woodworker, but even an expert craftsman can find some good techniques in this book. The drawing are clear and the instructions are easy to follow. The materials list for each toy is handy so just the right amount of wood can be bought. Ronald Tarjany has chosen a good cross section of toys for this book. With this book you will be making a wonderful wooden toy vehicle in no time. Buy this book. You will be well rewarded and enjoy hours of constructive entertainment during your leisure time.
Several really nice things about building the types of wooden toys outlined in this book are that once you have the necessary tools to do the job it is a relatively inexpensive hobby, it can be done within a fairly small work space so no large woodworking shop is needed, and there is enough variety in the projects to keep you interested and enthusiastic for a long while.As for the required tools, the author suggests a work shop equipped with a bench drill press for accuracy, a band saw, a hand held orbiting sander, a circular saw, a scroll saw, a belt sander, and a router. Most of these projects can, however, be built without all the above. Tarjany does, however, suggest a minimum wood toy shop be equipped with a band saw, a bench drill press, and a bench disc sander.As the title suggests, the book contains 30 toy vehicles in a wide variety of shapes. Included are a toy sports car, a low wing plane, a helicopter, several types of work vehicles, and a small diesel freight train among other projects. For each project there are detailed instructions, line drawings, photographs, and a list of required materials. Helpful hints are provided along the way, but the budding toy maker will need to know the basics of measuring, cutting, glueing, finishing, etc.This is a well done book. If you believe you would like to get involved in the fascinating and rewarding hobby of making toy vehicles of wood, this is a good book to buy in addition to a basic primer in woodworking techniques.
I bought this book for my father in-law a year ago. He is a retired carpenter and I thought he would enjoy building some of those cute wooden toy vehicles. I was right he has build several of the toys and he really enjoyed building them. I enjoy taking them with me to the school where I teach, so the children can enjoy them too. My father in-law thinks this book is the GREATEST.
The designs, plans and instructions in each of the sections of this book are great. I had no trouble at all in starting on several of the toys shown here. But beware to the craftsman who doesn't own a drill press! The author seems to assume that anyone building these toys will have a drill press, a belt sander, and other large floor-model power tools. Since I do everything with hand tools (plus a power sander), some of these designs became a lot trickier. I had to resurrect my old doweling tools to mount wheels, for example. Still a great book!
I bought the book "30 Toy Vehicles of Wood" several months ago, and it is well worth owning. I have built five of the wooden toys from this book and they all turned out great. The illustrations and instructions are complete and easy to understand. I will be building more of them and plan to give them away as Christmas presents to my nieces and nephews. A GREAT book from cover to cover.
This book allows wood hobbiest the opportunity to give family and friends those little treasures from the past. Not all toys have to be plastic or metal. Give or make yourself things our parents and grandparents enjoyed.
My husband looks and looks at this book deciding what he wants to build first. He is thinking about making some of the toys for our church nursery.
The boys doing woodwork are having a great time with the ideas in this book and cannot wait to finish one article to get started on the next one.
30 Toy Vehicles of Wood 2012 Wood Design Package - including the National Design Specification® for Wood Construction (NDS®) & NDS Supplement: Design Values for Wood Construction (4 volumes set) Standard Catalog Of Die-Cast Vehicles: Identification And Values, Revised Edition (Standard Catalog of Die-Cast Vehicles) Great Big Toy Trucks: Plans and Instructions for Building 9 Giant Vehicles Diecast Toy Cars of the 1950s & 1960s: The Collector's Guide (General: Diecast Toy Cars) Tokyo Underground 2: Toy and Design Culture in Tokyo (Tokyo Underground: Toy & Design Culture in Tokyo) Toy Making and Toy Games: How To Make Your Own Simple Wooden & Paper Toys and Easy to Play Games - Suitable for Toddlers, Kids and Adults! Making Wood Trucks and Construction Vehicles Relief Carving Wood Spirits, Revised Edition: A Step-By-Step Guide for Releasing Faces in Wood Understanding Wood: A Craftsman's Guide to Wood Technology Wood Finishing 101: The Official Guide to Wood Finishing What Wood Is That?: A Manual of Wood Identification (Studio Book) Building Fences of Wood, Stone, Metal, & Plants: Making Fence with Wood, Metal, Stone and Living Plants Three-Dimensional Structure of Wood: A Scanning Electron Microscope Study (Syracuse Wood Science) Scholastic Discover More: Emergency Vehicles Classic Miniature Vehicles Made in France with Price Guide and Variations List Classic Miniature Vehicles: Made in Germany Classic Miniature Vehicles: Made in Italy The Collector's Guide to Transport Toys: An International Survey of Tinplate and Diecast Commercial Vehicles from 1900 to the Present Day Standard Catalog of Die-Cast Vehicles: Identification and Values