Since my son was born, my tiny boss has been directing the vast majority of my woodworking projects. I made these wooden tools for my son, and they were the very first small set that I made for him. Since then I have made several more sets, and they have all gotten more realistic.
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I am close to finishing a book on making wooden tools for kids, which I will announce after it’s published. The set I made for him (and for the book) is has over 20 pieces. It also has a toolbox to carry them around in. This is a great looking set, and can end up being a family treasure long after the kids are grown and gone.
When I first gave these tools to him, he used every one of them as a hammer. The look on his face when he received the tools is something that is hard to put into words. The only thing I can say is that if you want to feel amazing about making something for someone, make something for a kid.
Kids really light up when you give them something. You will feel amazing too because you made the source of that young child’s joy. I have sold many pieces of woodworking, and have never received the overwhelming joy and happiness that I get from my son. I know he has no idea that I made them myself. However, the feeling is still amazing.
I also wrote a small kids book for my son right after he was born. I knew that I would be teaching him words as he began to talk. Eventually, I knew I would be teaching him tool names as well. Since there was nothing available, I wrote a kids book for him. 100 Words For Kids: Tools is a picture book with 100 tools, and their names. There are a few tools on each page, and they are easy to identify.
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With this book, my son can learn his tool names in a fun way. It’s interesting, because even a few non-woodworking adults that saw the book said they did not know all the names themselves. This is a great way to get children interested in tools, and learning their names only adds to their vocabulary.
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Attention Parents and Grandparents!
Do You Want to Make Heirloom Quality Toys?
- Do you want to make a project that will be so high quality that it will become a family treasure?
- Don't know exactly what to make?
- Do you like the idea of making toys for kids?
If that sounds like you, then you will love this book almost as much as you love seeing those little faces light up when you hand over this heirloom quality woodworking project.
In the Book You Will See:
- How to make 20 different wooden tool toys that look so realistic you might accidentally use them.
- The best construction techniques to stand up to the treatment that your tiny boss will give these toys.
- Step by step instruction using common tools so that anyone can follow along and make these for their family and friends.
- How to make a classic farm style tool box to hold all your tools, which also makes the perfect way to present them to the family when you finish the project.
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I give away the majority of my woodworking, wood finishing, and guitar making tips, but I also have several books if you want to take the next step.
You can see them in my Book Store, and they are all on Amazon.
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