marvelous transforming toys

houten speelgoed maken

Fine craftsmanship is child's play in the hands of lifelong woodworker Jim Makowicki. In this, his second book, the author lends his design and woodworking skills to a different kind of toy -- one that is sure to delight children of all ages -- the toy that transforms.

You'll find plans for six inventive toy systems with interchangeable components, including boats, ships, trucks, and houses. There's no end to the possibilities for assembly and imagination with these clever systems. The toys all call for select hardwoods and top-grade finishing materials which enhance the wood's beauty and provide a safe surface for children's hands. And with 218 illustrations and almost 200 photos, the projects are clearly explained. There is no book like this one anywhere.