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A gaggle of toys

Postby LeeInEdmonton » Dec 08, 2008 3:07 pm

Here is a group pic of toys that will be donated next week to inner city kids along with the motorcycle rocker, trucks, etc. posted previously. Again...no finish on the toys with the color contrasts from using different species of wood. Thanks for looking.


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Re: A gaggle of toys

Postby Laura » Dec 08, 2008 4:01 pm

These are going to make some little ones very happy this christmas.

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Re: A gaggle of toys

Postby MareE » Dec 08, 2008 4:36 pm

You said it, Laura! Those quackers are very popular, I see, Lee. [I want one! LOL] Just curious, how much time do you spend jigsawing, sanding and finishing one of your marvelous critters?

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Re: A gaggle of toys

Postby Smitty » Dec 08, 2008 6:57 pm

going to be some very happy children this Christmas!!! they are lovely
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Re: A gaggle of toys

Postby Eeyore » Dec 08, 2008 7:02 pm

I just love these toys! Nice work Lee.
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Re: A gaggle of toys

Postby evepet » Dec 08, 2008 7:34 pm

Beautiful Lee. Some children are going to be thrilled. Actually, I think your wooden toys are beautiful enough to be considered works of art and put on display, but it's nice to know some underprivileged kids are going to enjoy them.
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Re: A gaggle of toys

Postby B_BQ » Dec 08, 2008 7:58 pm

Oh, well done Lee!
They're gorgeous!
For a cranky old fella you sure do have a heart of gold!
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Re: A gaggle of toys

Postby LeeInEdmonton » Dec 08, 2008 8:21 pm

Thank you all for your kind comments however, I guess I'm a touch selfish because I get enjoyment from making them so it's a two way street.
Mare: The quackers are a design originated by David Wakefield. I amuse myself somewhat by modifying it. His design includes the wings in the block of the body. Two of the ducks in the pic, the wings are seperate from the body & are a differents species of wood to provide color contrast. The third duck(center of the pic) in addition to the wings.... the head is also seperate & "quacks" while the duck waddles. Good fun.

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Re: A gaggle of toys

Postby Trailblaze1 » Dec 08, 2008 8:44 pm

These are so gorgeous, Lee. I didn't know you had woodworking talent like this.....fantastic-looking toys!
My DH installed a complete hobbyists workshop in our basement, with a solid maple work table being his first project, 12 years ago. Then came a radial arm saw, a planer, a jointer, large sander, 2 bandsaws, and a wonderful in-table saw. He hardly uses it anymore, after taking 8 years to build me a maple kitchen, tailor-made to my specs. I must show pics of it someday, when I can clean it enough to photograph. You'd love this basement playroom, I'm sure!....and maybe you would instill in my old guy some enthusiasm to go down there again. We need a cabinet for his stereo components. He did build a lovely cherry cabinet around his flat screen TV, after suffering the wires hanging down the wall for 2 months. But now it all lies idle, and I'm hankering to turn it into a sewing room for myself. But egad, the thought of moving all that equipment!
Too bad you don't live closer.
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Re: A gaggle of toys

Postby testing » Dec 08, 2008 8:47 pm

What wonderful toys and how great that you give them to others.
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