We all know that wood is durable and long lasting, but did you know how do you make toys out of wood? You could use any old material you have lying around your house, or even recycle some old boxes and construction paper, but before you start crafting with wood you should know how to make a toy using it.
First, decide what sort of toy you want to make. Maybe you want to make a musical instrument out of wood or a story telling doll, you can do whatever you like, just remember it’s better to choose something that is interesting.
If you want to craft something with wood that won’t break easily, then paint it. Use a medium to give it a nice finish. Then, make the wood mold of the object.
First make sure you sand down the wood and cut off any knots, then paint the wood and put it in a mold. This will help create a mold that is tight and air tight.
After the mold is made, you can paint it to give it a finished look. I found that using a dark grey was the best for making wooden toys.
Next, you will need to add the pieces that are going to be attached to the mold. Of course you will always want to put it together right away to save on time.
After you’ve completed the piece, place it in the first row of the mold, this will allow the piece to start to fill the mold. This way you will know exactly how far apart the sides are going to be.
For best results, use an insert machine chuck to put the pieces in place. Once you get the placement right, push the pieces into place with the support jaws of the insert machine chuck.
Insert machines come in many sizes, so be sure to purchase the correct one for your needs. Also be sure to check the manual for compatibility, since some may work with different insert machines.
Now you’re ready to close the chuck, make sure the inserts are all lined up correctly, and then you can push the inserts in and around the piece. Make sure you keep everything nice and tight.
Now you can push the piece into the box to put the pieces back in position, then insert the other pieces and put the box back in place. Remember to keep the pieces all lined up properly when putting the box back.
Wooden toys are becoming more popular, especially since kids’ toys are becoming more durable and stronger. Hopefully these tips on how to make toys out of wood will help you decide which material will work best for your needs.