Delight your children and grandchildren by making these fabulous vintage toys. Author Chris Reid guides you through the process, providing clear advice as well as helpful tips on how to make colourful and attractive toys from the Victorian and Edwardian eras with ease.
Choose from 15 toy-making projects, each one set out with detailed step-by-step photograph sequences and easy-to-follow diagrams. Complete beginners can turn their hand to colourful yo-yos, spinning tops, or entertaining games of quoits and skittles. While the more intermediate-level turners will have fun creating the more challenging kaleidoscope or diavolo and even delightful walking penguins. This comprehensive book also includes basic techniques, equipment lists, plus advice on wood and suitable finishes; everything you need to turn beautiful vintage toys.
Chris Reid got his first lathe when he was just fifteen years old and has been wood turning for more than 50 years. Now retired, Chris makes these wonderful wooden toys for his own grandchildren and for children's parties.
Approx 175 pages