Monday, June 02, 2014

Book: Making Whirligigs, Whimsies, & Folk Toys

Making Whirligigs, Whimsies, & Folk Toys book

If you haven't seen it yet, check out this book by Rodney Frost! This is the man who brought us Making Mad Toys & Mechanical Marvels in Wood as well as Whacky Toys, Whirligigs & Whatchamacallits, and Creative Kinetics: Making Mechanical Marvels in Wood.

As with all of Rodney Frost's books, this one is full of wonderful mechanical toy projects, solid advice on how to make them, step-by-step instructions, and large diagrams of the projects. The author -- known for his clever designs and charming folk aesthetics -- covers how to create whirligigs, traditional folk toys with interesting variations, and some unusual new kinetic creations. There are full-size patterns for 19 projects in total.

Rodney Frost's books are among the most useful for those interested in learning to build their own kinetic creations, whirligigs, and automata out of wood.

Here is where you can order Making Whirligigs, Whimsies, & Folk Toys

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Blogger McDrunk said...

One thing to be aware of is "Making Mad Toys & Mechanical Marvels in Wood" and "Whacky Toys, Whirligigs & Whatchamacallits" are essentially the same book, page for page (I have both). Highly recommended however you only need one of the two (Making Mad Toys is the later and less expensive of the two publications).

June 2, 2014 at 4:32 PM  

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