Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Making Mad Toys Book is Now Shipping!

Making Mad ToysThe new book from Rodney Frost (the author who wrote Whacky Toys, Whirligigs & Whatchamacallits) is now shipping from Amazon!

I have not received my copy yet. I will write a longer review once I have it and have had a chance to read it. Here is what the publisher has to say about the book...

Rodney Frost's collection of playful mechanical contraptions will captivate anyone who operates them -- and they'll entice the creative woodworker too, because these whirligigs are as much fun to make as to maneuver. The secret to these movable marvels: propellers and other action-filled parts made from wood or metal. Full-size schematics and drawings, plus detailed written instructions, will guide woodworkers smoothly through building, carving, and assembling many enchanting projects!

Check out Making Mad Toys & Mechanical Marvels in Wood

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rodney Frost will also be releasing another title on the subject: Creative Kinetics: Making Mechanical Marvels in Wood. Pre-order ($10.17) available through


July 27, 2007 at 10:04 AM  
Blogger Dug North said...

More books on how to make automata...great news!

Here is a post from The Automata / Automaton Blog I wrote a while back when I learned of Rodney Frosts other book, Creative Kinematics.

These are exciting times for people that want to make contemporary wood automata themselves!

July 27, 2007 at 10:17 AM  
Blogger Dug North said...

Hi all,

This book is a new version of his older book.

See this post for all the details.


August 4, 2007 at 9:18 AM  

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