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All drawings are to scale, have appropriate joinery and are drawn using components so that the SketchUp Model can be exploded apart for detail sizing and analysis.  The rendered pictures were done using Kerkythea rendering software.  All drawings are available for download.

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Adirondack Child Chairs

Here are 3 variations on an Adirondack type chair for a child.  I designed the 4 legged chair first then changed the design for the Adirondack stile and rocking chair.  I have build several of these chairs.

Child Chair

Adirondack

Rocker

Airplane - Biplane

A simple yet sturdy toy Biplane that's able to withstand a few "crash landings".

Airplane - F4U Corsair

Here's my version of a toy airplane based on the F4U Corsair made famous by Pappy Boyington's Black Sheep squadron.

Airplane - J3 Piper Cub

Here's my version of a toy airplane based on the famous J3 Piper Cub airplane.

Airplane - P-40

Here's a replica of the WW-II P-40 Flying Tiger based on the design from Shopsmith Magazine.

Airplane - Vintage

Here's a fun, easy airplane project for you aviation fans -- or if you hope that a special child will be a fan of aviation some day.

Cars - (Compact Car)

A simple and easy car to make.

Cars - (Red Race Car)

Another easy car to make with a sleek race design.

Cars - (Sprint Race Car)

Modeled after the Sprint Race cars of the 40's and 50's.

Cars - (WWII Jeep and Cannon)

Here's another easy design to build.  Based on a WWII Army Jeep with a tow behind cannon.

Cars - (Dragster Race Car)

Modeled from the Woodworker's Journal.  Add a rubber band to make it go!

Cars - (Li'l Red Roadster)

Modeled after the open 32 duce roadster.

Cars - (1935 Ford Five-Window)

Modeled from a Blueprint of a 1935 Ford Five Window coupe.  Uses 1 3/4" wood spoke wheels.

Cars - (1935 Ford Five-Window Hot Rod)

This model is based on my other 5-window coupe however this model has a Hot Rod look with an exposed v-8 engine. 

Cars - (1935 Ford Sedan)

Modeled from a Blueprint of a 1935 Ford Sedan.  Uses 1 3/4" wood spoke wheels.

Cars - (Classic Roadster)

Modeled from a classic 1950s British MG Roadster.  Uses 2" wheels

Cars - (Classic Ford Woody Wagon)

Modeled from a classic 1937 Ford Woody Wagon.

Cars - (Roaring 20's Sports Car)

Modeled from a classic car found in a 1993 Woodwork's Journal magazine.

Child's Desk - Early American

This little Early American Child’s Desk is quite interesting.  The drawer that appears in the front is actually false.  The left side has a large drawer for paper, and the smaller drawer on the right side was intended to hold a bottle of ink.

Doll Armoire

I built this Doll Armoire based on a request from my 9 year old Granddaughter.  She provided the input for the basic design which was to be used for her American Girl doll.  The color of choice was white with purple accents.  The overall dimensions are 26"W x 10"D x 33" H.

Doll School Chair

I built two of these School Chairs for my Granddaughter's American Girl Doll during December of 2013.  She loves to play school so these were a perfect Christmas gift. The chairs were painted white with purple accents to match the Doll Armoire that I made as well.

Doll Cradle

This is a doll cradle that I designed and built for my granddaughter.  The construction notes can be found on the Projects page.

Dune Buggy

Here's an easy to make classic Dune Buggy.

Earth Hauler

This toy Earth Hauler came from a 1954 Popular Mechanics magazine.  It's on the large side at 31" in total length but should prove to be a fun project to build.

Model-T Car

Here's the car version of the Model-T series

Model-T Delivery Truck

Here's the Delivery Truck version of the Model-T series with a back door that opens.

Model-T Fire Truck

Here's the Fire Truck version of the Model-T series.

Model-T Hot Rod

Here's the Hot Rod version of the Model-T series with an exposed V8 engine

Model-T Tank Truck

Here's the Tank Truck version of the Model-T series.

Model-T Tow Truck

Here's the Tow Truck version of the Model-T series.

Model-T Basic Truck

Here's the Basic Truck version of the Model-T series.

Tractor - Old Time Garden Tractor

Here's a different looking toy tractor.

Tractor and Cart

This toy tractor and cart is based on the design from the 1983 Woodworker's Journal. I built one for my son in the mid 1980's and it's still being used by my grandchildren today

Tractor - 1950's Tractor and Hay Wagon

This is another easy tractor and hay wagon to make.  The tractor has a 3.5" rear wheel that can be made or purchased on-line.

Tractor - Vintage Tractor and Wagon

A slightly different looking tractor of vintage style.  Both tractor and wagon are easy to make.  The tractor has a 3.5" rear wheel that can be made or purchased on-line.

Toy Steam Roller

Here's an easy to make toy Steam Roller that will fit any sandbox construction site.  I first made one of these in the early 1980s.

 

Truck - 1920s TT Truck

Wooden toy 1920's TT Stake Body truck.  Uses 2" wood wheels.

Truck Crane

Here's a working truck with a mounted crane.  The boom and the hoist will both lift via a crank and the the crane will rotate.  The model has many parts but overall it is not a difficult toy to make.

Truck Crane & Trailer

Here's another working truck with a mounted crane and a trailer with wooden drums.  The boom will both lift via a crank and the crane will rotate.  The trailer is detachable.

Truck - Construction Grade Dump Truck

This rugged little hauler will carry a heavy load across the sandbox or across the playroom floor.

Truck - Old Time Dump Truck

Wooden toy "Old Time" dump truck.  Uses 1 3/4" wood wheels.

Truck - Old Time Farm Truck

Wooden toy "Old Time" farm truck.  Uses 1 3/4" wood wheels.

Truck - Old Time Fire Truck

Wooden toy "Old Time" fire truck.  Uses 1 3/4" wood wheels.

Truck - Old Time Pickup Truck

Wooden toy "Old Time" pickup truck.  Uses 1 3/4" wood wheels.

Truck - Old Time Trailer Truck

Wooden toy "Old Time" trailer truck.  Uses 1 3/4" wood wheels.

Truck - Old Time Truck and Crane

Wooden toy "Old Time" trailer truck and crane.  Uses 1 3/4" wood wheels.

Truck - Old Time Lorry and Trailer

This truck is a relatively easy design to build.  The trailer can be attached to the truck either with or without a detachable fifth wheel.  Both trailer and truck use 2" wheels.

Truck - (Large) Dump Truck

This is a Wooden Dump Truck that I pulled from a June 1976 Popular Mechanics magazine.  It's a little on the large size at 26" long.

Truck - (Small) Dump Truck

This is a small but easy dump truck to make.

Merry-Go-Round

Here's a Toy Merry-Go-Round made from wood. Just turn the base to wind it up and watch the merry go round spin clockwise and counter-clockwise for several turns.

Step Stools for Children

Here are 2 variations on folding step stools for children.  One stool will flip into a small seat.  The other step stool will fold under for storage.

Stool-Seat

Flip-Stool

Toy Grader

Here's an easy and fun to make toy grader.

Toy Road Grader

Here's another grader that's a little more difficult to build than the "Toy Grader" above.

Toy Loader

Here's my variation on a toy loader with a double pivot arm.

Toy Train

Here's a wooden toy train that any child would love. The cars all utilize a standard base and wheel set to enable easy construction.

Toy Truck and Bulldozer

Here's a reproduction of a Norm Marshall toy truck and dozer.  This 3 piece toy will produce a lot of imaginative play from any child.

Toy Truck and Tank Trailer

Here's a reproduction of a Norm Marshall toy truck and tank trailer.  The truck is made the same as the Truck with Bulldozer above.

Toy Chest #1

This is a multi-functional toy box and bench that I designed and build for my granddaughter Lauren.

Toy Chest #2

This is another variation of a multi-functional toy box and bench.

Toy Chest and Bookshelf

This combined toy chest and bookshelf was made to fit into the loft area in our lake house.  There is lots of space in the toy box and shelves to hold books and toys for the grand kids.

WWII Sherman Tank

Here's a replica of a WWII Sherman tank.  There are not many pieces to this toy tank making it an easy project.  It uses 2 size wheels, 1 1/4" and 1 1/2" and the turret turns.