Wooden Dinky Toys
Simple Techniques & Complete Plans to Build 18 Tiny Classics
Wooden toys that are small in size, but BIG in fun.
Over the past century, no toys have been more popular, or were made in greater numbers, than die-cast metal vehicles. They were small, about 2 to 5 inches in length, and included the likes of cars, trucks, boats, and planes. You no doubt played with them, collected them, and bought them for your children or grandchildren. You know the modern names like Corgi, Matchbox, and Hot Wheels, but before those brands landed on any kiddo’s wish list, Dinky Toys led the charge of metal die-cast cars and trucks that took over many a playroom floor. In Wooden Dinky Toys, Les Neufeld, a professional woodworker and wooden toy expert, redesigns the favorites of the Dinky Toy line so anyone who enjoys working with wood can make beautiful versions of these iconic toys. All the projects have been chosen by historical popularity, as well as the ease of conversion to a wooden counterpart. They’re simple enough to make in a few hours and require only basic tools and minimal materials. While there are wooden toy books covering larger conventional toys, Wooden Dinky Toys is the only one showcasing these classic little toys that always deliver big-time fun.
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Les Neufeld is a machinist and an avid woodworker. He received his woodworking training at BCIT, and then earned a bachelor’s and a master’s degree at UBC in Vancouver, Canada. Later, he taught conventional and CNC machining and metalworking, drafting and design, residential house construction, and cabinetmaking. As a father, his avid woodworking interest turned to designing and making wood toys of all sorts, shapes, and sizes. So much so that he’s authored three other wooden toy books: Tremendous Toy Trucks, Making Toys that Teach, and Great Big Toy Trucks.