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Turning Toys

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Hand-turned toys kids will love

Richard Raffan


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  • Product # 071456
  • Type Paperback
  • ISBN 978-1-62113-010-9
  • Published Date 2013
  • Dimensions 8 1/2 x 10 7/8
  • Pages 192
  • Photos 365
  • Drawings 4

Turn your workshop into one of the happiest places on the planet! With the guidance of Richard Raffan, the dean of woodturning, and the projects in Turning Toys, you can outdo Santa’s elves. Create custom toys right in your own workshop and see the little ones' eyes light up with joy!

Have a ball honing your turning techniques. Repetition is the key to mastering any craft, and these projects are in part skill-builders so you'll continue to refine your skills as you repeat them. You’re sure to get plenty of practice because young boys and girls can never have too many peg dolls, balls, or things on wheels. You'll find ways to salvage a situation if, as can happen, there’s a catch or the wood splits. Little snafus become big opportunities to get creative and who knows how that will turn out – funny or fabulous, or both!

Expert guidance every step of the way. A delight to look at, Turning Toys is filled with practical advice to help you succeed and enjoy great satisfaction from creating beautiful toys. With over 360 photos and drawings, you’ll learn exactly how to use all the tools required, control the cutting edge, and work comfortably at your lathe.

Beloved playthings today...handmade heirlooms tomorrow. Turning Toys will inspire you to try your hand at a variety of wooden toys you won’t find in stores: racing cars, wands, stackers, spinning tops, even a handsome croquet set. Get your copy and turn out toys that will delight the children in your life.

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Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Safe Design
Chapter 2: Tools
Chapter 3: Wood and Preparing Blanks
Chapter 4: Things We Forget (But Shouldn’t)
Chapter 5: Turning Cylinders and Dowels
Chapter 6: Turning Wheels

Chapter 7: Wheely Bug
Chapter 8: Racing Car
Chapter 9: Peggies
Chapter 10: Wands
Chapter 11: Stackers
Chapter 12: Spheres
Chapter 13: Fruit and Vegetables to ‘Cut’
Chapter 14: Croquet Set
Chapter 15: Teether and Rattle
Chapter 16: Nesting Tubs
Chapter 17: Goblet
Chapter 18: Bilboquet
Chapter 19: Spinning Tops
Chapter 20: Balance Tray
Chapter 21: Table Skittles
Final Touches


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Great book! Review by Pierre

The master bowl turner turns to toy making. I bought this book to mix things up from my band saw/scroll saw toys. A very good mix of projects from beginner to more advanced, my grand daughter will have hours of fun!

(Posted on 2/4/14)

Another great book by Richard Raffan. No matter your turning interests, this is worth having and should be in your shop. Review by Matt

I ordered this book at the first opportunity back in August. I was excited to get the e-mail notice this past week saying it had shipped and I certainly wasn't disappointed when it arrived. No matter your turning interests, I would recommend purchasing this book. The book is full of skill building projects that will do nothing but improve the skills of both new and experienced turners. The projects appeal to the practical as well as the more artsy side of turning. It is well written and the pictures are expertly done. Although the title includes the word toys, I don't think that necessarily implies that the projects in this book are only for youngsters. In fact, I think it is more appropriate to consider them of value for the young at heart. I already have my eye on a couple of items that are must haves for my family and friends. Do yourself a favor, go buy this book now. I am so looking forward to the supporting DVD that will further bring the pages of this book to life!

Best regards,

Matt Lewis

(Posted on 10/19/13)

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