Introduction: How to Make a Toy Duck by Adam.
(Toy wooden duck.)
Step 1: Step 1. Gather Your Materials.
1. The Band saw for cutting blanks and toys. 2. Drill press for drilling axle holes. 3. Drill bits/ drill bit Gage. 4. Belt sander for sanding toys. 5. The router table with ¼ round over bit. 6. Safety goggles to protect your eyes.
Supplies 1. Axles and wheels for your toy to roll. 2. Wood glue. 3. Paint depending on your animal. 4. 2x6 stock or scrap wood to cut out toys. 5. ⅛ cardboard or card stock for the temple of your toys.
Step 2: Step 2. Find a Photo.
1. Find any animal picture that is distinctly noticeable from a side view.
2. Pick an image from the side, anything else will be very hard.
Step 3: Step 3. Print Your Image.
1. Import your image into a wood program to get the right size should fit in a child's hand.
2. Then resize your image to the size you want. 3. Exaggerate the features on the animal to make it look more like a cartoon. 4. Start thinking how you would like to paint it or what parts it's easier to not paint the full toy. 5. Trace the animal and get the shape of your final toy. 6. Don't forget about the legs or body parts you are putting the wheels on make sure they will be able to roll mark on the paper where you are going to put them for later drilling.
Step 4: Step 4. Create Your Template.
1. Cut your printed image out and trace onto plywood, card stock or cardboard.
2. Much better to use hard material to trace on.
Step 5: Step 5. Cutting Out Your Toy.
1. Use your template to trace onto scrap piece of wood I used 2x6 for my toy.
2. Once you have traced your image onto the wood, cut it out on a band saw and if necessary, cut a piece of wood into a small square the size of your toy. 3. Mark your axle holes on your wood from the template. 4. Make sure the marks are visible.
Step 6: Step 6. Drilling the Axle Holes.
1. Use the axle to find the appropriate drill bit.
2. Use the punch or something to make a mark in the spot you are drilling. 3. Place scrap pieces of wood under and above the drill press table this is so your toy doesn't fly at your face when you drill. 4. Drill axle through blank.
Step 7: Step 7. Sanding Your Animal.
1. Sand all tool marks out.
2. Start sanding at 150 work to 220 make sure all marks are gone. 3. Make sure there are no tool marks or imperfection in the wood.
Step 8: Step 8. Paint Your Toy.
1. Be creative and do whatever you want and paint your toy.
Step 9: Step 9. Glue in Your Axles and Attach Your Wheels.
1. Make sure your axle fits if not now is the time to drill it again.
2. Put a small amount of wood glue inside the axle hole. (don't put glue on top of the axle hole). 3. Put the axle through the wheel. 4. Put the axle and wheel into the glued hole. 5. Make sure to not push your axle all the way I, leave room to spin. 6. Repeat on all 4 wheels your done.