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Hi folks,
Being a relatively new grandad, I'm looking for some free plans of little boys toys to make, any suggestions?
 

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Welcome to the forum, roles. Or should I say Grandad? :D

Try this Google search to start you off. If we don't see you back within a month we'll send search parties. :lol:

Cheers, Alf
 

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granpa :D try msn groups ,trash wood treasures, look at tonys toys :shock: they might give you some ideas of what you can make
 
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Thanks for the help and info you young'ns :D.
Now I shall have to find the time to search through them for summat suitable.
Thanks also for having a UK based woodworking site, the yanks sites always have way too much equipment for my budget.

Mebbe I should sign in in future as Grandad now!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1
 

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roles,

There is something very magical about making things as a granddad for the little ones. 8)
Take a look at the gallery, I posted a picture a chair I made for our granddaughter. Bronwyn was three a couple of weeks before Christmass. I had intended the chair to live at our house for her to use on visits, but first thing she said on being given it "Can I take it home". I was give a big hug and her dad had to fit the chair into the car, before Bronwyn would go home. :lol:
The chair was made from an old table top, now has pride of place in the front room and is used everyday. :D
 
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I was thinking of making that chair later on Dave, you've made a nice job of yours.
As my grandson is only just off to walk I'm going to look at a few small toys first so the links you guys gave have come in handy.
Gonna go now and knock up a little pull along dog for him.
 

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That's really cool. I am bookmarking this page, this is a brilliant Toy to make. thanks Dave :D
 

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I have the plans printed out, in the pile of things to make. :lol:
I must ask Alf for some tuits as I am a bit short of them. :wink:
 

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Hah! D'you have any idea how long it takes me to track down and capture even a baby Tuit? And they always seem to die in captivity too... :(

That is a cool toy. Wish I had an excuse to make one... Hmm, maybe in a larger size? Brrrm, brrmmmmmmm :D

Cheers, Alf
 
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I do not believe you Dave. :lol:

I had actually seen that Bike earlier and earmarked it for future pruduction. Shame it's not big enough for the little one to ride on though.
 

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The comment about enlarging the plans has to be applied if you want to make the toy the size stated on the plans!

I had printed web page, on laying the stick of inches on it I found the 3" wheels only measured 2 5/16". :cry:

This is how I adjusted it (I am using IE 5.5), go back to the web page and use File - Save As.
This should save a small HTML file, (Motorcycle, free plan) and create a folder (Motorcycle, free plan_files) in the folder there should be a file called Motorcycle.jpg this is the plan. I use Paint Shop Pro (good value for money) as my image editor, I loaded the file into this and had to scale it to 326% in the page setup. Then when its printed the 3" wheels come out the right size :lol:
 
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