In this instructable I will show you guys how you can make a wooden toy camera!
It's very simple and fun to do!
You can watch the video over here:
Step 1: Step 1: Making Your Stock for the Body
For the body you'll need:
- Beech wood:
1x: Thickness 3.6cm - Width 1.6cm
1x: Thickness 3.6 cm - Width 1.3cm
- Pine wood:
1x: Thickness 3.6cm - Width 4cm
If you use a longer piece of wood, you can make more cameras from the same lumber.
Step 2: Step 2: Glue Up!
Glue your lumber together and put some clamps on it.
Your cameras will be 13cm long.
Step 3: Step 3: Finishing the Body
Round over all the edges of the camera on the router. Don't do it like me, and use a routertable.
Drill a horizontal peekhole in the body.
And sand it all smooth!
Step 4: Step 4: Making the Lens and the Push Button
Drill a 2cm thick lens. Use 2 different diameter holesaws to create the effect of a lense. First drill the small one, and then the larger one. Glue them onto the body of the camera. For a better effect of the lens you can sand down the outer ring a little bit.
For the button you'll need a piece of wood like this:
Length: 1.7cm - Width: 1.4cm - Thickness 0.8cm
After sanding it glue it onto the body and you are ready to take pictures! :)
My YouTube Channel for more wooden toys: