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Wooden Toys

Thanks for all the great comments! Congratulations to “Desimaker,” the winner of this book giveaway. Stay tuned for more exciting book giveaways and if you’re interested in a copy of “Making Classic Wooden Toys,” it is currently available at

It’s time for another book giveaway! This week I’m giving away a book on making wooden toys: “Making Classic Wooden Toys: 21 Step-by-Step Projects.”

Who hasn’t at some point been inspired by a kindly yet mischievous woodworker who gave them a mysterious wooden puzzle and challenged them to figure it out? These days I have my suspicions whether some of the “puzzles” my own grandfather handed me actually could be solved or whether they were just neat-looking thingamabobs that baffled my mind as a kid.

Anyway. Here’s your chance to win a book that can help you embrace your own inner woodworking puzzlemaster/toymaker. Simply post a comment and I’ll chose a winner at random. (Winner will be announced Wednesday July 5).

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  • bojangles3542

    Looks like a fun book.

  • rjhanby

    Count me in please.

  • indelicatow

    I appreciate these weekly give-aways; hopefully it isn’t too much of a burden for the company, because it is a fun way to drive regularly scheduled views. (not that I need much reason to visit, with the informative blogs each day).

  • dumpysauce

    Just started woodworking and looking for some ideas! This would be helpful

  • SouthPaw

    I’m a 65yo retired IT professional who took up woodworking to keep myself busy. Sadly, I do not have any grandchildren. Instead, I’ve become woodworking grandpa to a number of children who have no grandparents or none that do woodworking. Many of the older children now enjoy some of my projects … step stools, sketch pencils, etc. it would be fun to make toys for the younger ones.

  • dbdan

    My nephew and his wife are expecting their second child in July and they still can’t afford the first. If I had this book I’d fill their home with love and toys. Me? I’m handicapped and trying to make a go of it on disability so I understand their struggle. Please pick this post as one of the winners and I’ll do my best to fulfill this promise. (Hint: the love is already a given…)

  • Sunchild

    I’m new to woodworking and new to this site. Gotta tell you, it’s one of the best, most informative I’ve visited (which is why I subscribed!) 😉

  • Steelcat

    I get a lot of pleasure from making toy && would enjoy this book

  • jb6646

    Some interesting projects from the cover.

  • maxmd

    Wish I may
    Wish I might
    Make it right
    And win tonight
    Toys for all six grandkids!

  • Desimaker

    Great book. Would love one.

  • lochridge

    too fun. my kids would love this.

  • Jonas Jensen

    I would like a copy.

  • slobrewer

    Looks like a cool book for projects for the kids.

  • mbbrogan

    I had this book on a wish list, I would love to win it.

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  • David

    I can always use more toys. Thanks.

  • Saul

    Whether i win this or not, I’m getting this book, because it would be great to put beginner skills to a practical use by others in my family

  • Tofflerfan

    Great looking book!

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