Instructables: exploring - play - toys - wood - featured http://www.instructables.com Thu, 23 Feb 2017 05:54:12 PST BLOX v1.01 Sail Boat baby Wooden toy http://www.instructables.com/id/Sail-Boat-Baby-Wooden-Toy/
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Sun, 8 Jan 2017 12:51:39 PST
Elliot the Elephant - a Pull Toy http://www.instructables.com/id/Elliot-the-Elephant-a-Pull-Toy/
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Sun, 8 Jan 2017 06:53:30 PST
Cheap and easy catapult for Hot Wheels style toy cars http://www.instructables.com/id/Cheap-and-Easy-Catapult-for-Hot-Wheels-Style-Toy-C/
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Tue, 27 Dec 2016 11:28:02 PST
Cassian Andor Rubber Gun http://www.instructables.com/id/Cassian-Andor-Rubber-Gun/
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Mon, 26 Dec 2016 08:27:33 PST
Rolling TicTacToe Game http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Wooden-Tic-Tac-Toe-Game/
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Mon, 26 Dec 2016 04:30:24 PST
Plywood Dollhouse http://www.instructables.com/id/Plywood-Dollhouse/
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Sat, 17 Dec 2016 15:44:12 PST
Wooden Radar Tower Toys | Working Rotating Antenna http://www.instructables.com/id/Wooden-Radar-Tower-Toys-Working-Rotating-Antenna/
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Sun, 18 Dec 2016 00:04:59 PST
Wooden Sword http://www.instructables.com/id/Wooden-Sword-5/
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Sat, 17 Dec 2016 19:34:51 PST
Plywood Toy Car http://www.instructables.com/id/Plywood-Toy-Car/
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Tue, 13 Dec 2016 12:00:26 PST
Wood car from log http://www.instructables.com/id/Wood-Car-From-Log/
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Mon, 12 Dec 2016 12:38:47 PST
Nine Men's Morris http://www.instructables.com/id/Nine-Mens-Morris-1/
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Fri, 9 Dec 2016 13:57:52 PST
#MakeBlocks Collaboration - CNC or by Hand http://www.instructables.com/id/MakeBlocks-Collaboration-CNC-or-by-Hand/
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Sun, 27 Nov 2016 17:11:42 PST
Giant Wooden Connect Four http://www.instructables.com/id/Giant-Wooden-Connect-Four/
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Wed, 31 Aug 2016 05:37:39 PDT
Pinnöppel http://www.instructables.com/id/Pinnöppel/
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Mon, 1 Aug 2016 13:19:28 PDT
Self-resettable table-top bowling game (D4E1) http://www.instructables.com/id/Self-resettable-Table-top-Bowling-Game-D4E1/
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Wed, 1 Jun 2016 00:31:33 PDT
Wooden Push Car http://www.instructables.com/id/Wooden-Toy-Push-Car/
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Tue, 17 May 2016 01:40:31 PDT
Wooden toy car http://www.instructables.com/id/Wooden-Toy-Car-1/
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Sun, 8 May 2016 11:53:11 PDT
Build a toy airplane using only hand tools. http://www.instructables.com/id/Build-a-Toy-Airplane-Using-Only-Hand-Tools/
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Fri, 8 Apr 2016 12:08:00 PDT
Handmade Non Toxic Wooden Memory Math Game http://www.instructables.com/id/Handmade-Non-Toxic-Wooden-Memory-Math-Game/
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Thu, 18 Feb 2016 10:29:55 PST
Wood Hot Wheels Track http://www.instructables.com/id/Wood-Hot-Wheels-Track/
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Wed, 11 Nov 2015 11:47:19 PST
Mini Catapult for kids http://www.instructables.com/id/Mini-Catapult-for-kids/
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Wed, 2 Sep 2015 01:13:14 PDT
Two By Four Tower Yard Game http://www.instructables.com/id/Two-By-Four-Tower-Yard-Game/
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Fri, 1 May 2015 09:32:06 PDT
Paddleball Set http://www.instructables.com/id/Paddleball-Set/
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Tue, 21 Apr 2015 14:56:54 PDT
Vintage A-Frame Dollhouse (collapsable) http://www.instructables.com/id/Vintage-A-Frame-Dollhouse-collapsable/
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Tue, 3 Feb 2015 12:59:55 PST
Heirloom Rocking Horse http://www.instructables.com/id/Heirloom-Rocking-Horse/
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Sun, 14 Dec 2014 00:25:08 PST
Rainbow Mountain Fossil Puzzle http://www.instructables.com/id/Rainbow-Mountain-Fossil-Puzzle/
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Sun, 30 Nov 2014 20:13:40 PST
How to make a Bagatelle board http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-a-Bagatelle-board/
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Sun, 23 Nov 2014 11:47:40 PST
Super Tough Warbird Glider http://www.instructables.com/id/Super-Tough-Warbird-Glider/
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Fri, 14 Nov 2014 08:14:49 PST
How to make a Jacob's Ladder (Spooky edition!) http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-a-Jacobs-Ladder-Spooky-edition/
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Sun, 2 Nov 2014 14:43:14 PST
Restoring a wooden toy tractor http://www.instructables.com/id/Restoring-a-wooden-toy-tractor/
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Sat, 7 Jun 2014 02:38:43 PDT
Oversize wooden blocks http://www.instructables.com/id/Oversize-wooden-blocks/
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Sat, 3 May 2014 17:28:39 PDT
An old fashioned bogie kart http://www.instructables.com/id/An-old-fasioned-bogie-cart/
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By: HUKBMBEAR

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Sun, 18 May 2014 12:38:16 PDT
Spinning Top and Helicopter http://www.instructables.com/id/Spinning-Top-and-Helicopter/
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Sat, 3 May 2014 03:05:01 PDT
Foam covered wooden swords http://www.instructables.com/id/Foam-covered-wooden-swords/
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Tue, 25 Mar 2014 07:22:44 PDT
Supersized Game that is not Jenga http://www.instructables.com/id/Supersized-Jenga-game/
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Fri, 14 Jun 2013 14:31:16 PDT
Classic 1950s Toy Glider- The Flicka http://www.instructables.com/id/Classic-1950s-Toy-Glider-The-Flicka/
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Thu, 23 May 2013 07:20:43 PDT
How to Make a Wooden Playset http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Make-a-Wooden-Playset/
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By: The Rambler

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Thu, 4 Apr 2013 09:35:32 PDT
The Dallow - Laser Cutting an Old Fashioned Trapeze Toy http://www.instructables.com/id/The-Dallow-Laser-Cutting-an-Old-Fashioned-Trapez/
The Dallow - Laser Cutting an Old Fashioned Trapeze Toy - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FL1/87FG/HCJO50V8/FL187FGHCJO50V8.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FL1/87FG/HCJO50V8/FL187FGHCJO50V8.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FL1/87FG/HCJO50V8/FL187FGHCJO50V8.SMALL.jpg Norah Solo I made this old fashion style trapeze toy in the image of my friend Matt for his birthday. You can make one to look like any person or thing you like! 1. Body parts: I first designed the body parts for the trapeze puppet in Illustrator then sent them to the laser cutter. You'll need a torso, tw...
By: Norah Solo

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Sat, 8 Aug 2015 19:52:35 PDT
Harry Potter Chess Set & Case http://www.instructables.com/id/Harry-Potter-Chess-Set-Case/
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Sun, 30 Dec 2012 19:53:15 PST
Weighted Companion Cube... for Babies! http://www.instructables.com/id/Weighted-Companion-Cube-for-Babies/
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Sat, 20 Oct 2012 23:00:19 PDT
Custom wooden letter blocks for children http://www.instructables.com/id/Custom-wooden-letter-blocks-for-children/
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Mon, 27 Aug 2012 03:26:17 PDT
Mechanical Table Pinball (IMPROVED instructable) http://www.instructables.com/id/Mechanical-Table-Pinball-IMPROVED-instructable/
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Tue, 14 Aug 2012 04:15:43 PDT
3D Settlers of Catan Board http://www.instructables.com/id/3D-Settlers-of-Catan-Board/
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By: G-Squier

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Thu, 19 Jul 2012 13:22:19 PDT
Homemade Indiana Jones Pinball Machine http://www.instructables.com/id/Homemade-Indiana-Jones-Pinball-Machine-1/
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Fri, 1 Jun 2012 22:23:15 PDT
Round Building Blocks http://www.instructables.com/id/Round-Building-Blocks/
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Wed, 30 May 2012 12:53:35 PDT
Wooden Toy Dinosaurs http://www.instructables.com/id/Wooden-Toy-Dinosaurs/
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Thu, 17 May 2012 13:52:02 PDT
Super Stilts http://www.instructables.com/id/Super-Stilts/
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Mon, 7 May 2012 03:59:43 PDT
Fast Toy Wood Car http://www.instructables.com/id/Fast-Toy-Wood-Car/
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Mon, 23 Apr 2012 10:22:04 PDT
How To: Custom doll/toy out of Art Manequin. http://www.instructables.com/id/How-To-Make-a-customized-dolltoy-out-of-wooden-A/
How To: Custom doll/toy out of Art Manequin. - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F5M/PJNC/GYUY164Q/F5MPJNCGYUY164Q.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F5M/PJNC/GYUY164Q/F5MPJNCGYUY164Q.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F5M/PJNC/GYUY164Q/F5MPJNCGYUY164Q.SMALL.jpg TimTheScarecrow Nothing special.. but it is what it is. I make these lil dudes for stopmotion animating. (very useful) You could make them for your kids or grandkids as little dress up dolls or things kids like to play with. Its a heck of a lot cheaper than buying Barbies every so often. Or... you could use them ...
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Wed, 22 Feb 2012 04:44:06 PST
Iris' Wooden Toy Circus Train http://www.instructables.com/id/Iris-Wooden-Toy-Circus-Train/
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Mon, 20 Feb 2012 11:40:56 PST