#mywoodtoy - Hand Creating My Own Wood Toy
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I have been illustrating for a few years now and I am always looking to expand my creativity into new areas. Doodling on everything I can get my … Read More
I have been illustrating for a few years now and I am always looking to expand my creativity into new areas. Doodling on everything I can get my hands on such as coffee mugs and vinyl toys. I wanted to create something right from the beginning. A design and process that can evolve and teach me new skills. A project that would allow me to explore different mediums and have a element of problem solving. This thought led me to creating my first wood toy. Come and take a look at my visual log of the project so far and I would be more than happy to hear your thoughts and answer any questions you may have. I would also like to take this opportunity to thank John Pollard or as I know him 'My Dad' for showing me around his workshop and the tools that made my wood toy possible. Read Less
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Hand creating my first wooden toy
I have  been illustrating for a few years now and I am always looking to expand my creativity into new areas. Doodling on everything I can get my hands on such as coffee mugs and vinyl toys. I wanted to create something right from the beginning. A design and process that can evolve and teach me new skills. A project that would allow me to explore different mediums and have a element of problem solving. This thought led me to creating my first wood toy.

Come and take a look at my visual log of the project so far and I would be more than happy to hear your thoughts and answer any questions you may have.

I would also like to take this opportunity to thank John Pollard or as I know him 'My Dad' for showing me around his workshop and the tools that made my wood toy possible.

Scott
 A hand made rough version of my idea for #mywoodtoy
 Hole Cutting the legs and the off cuts will make the arms so none of the wood will be wasted. The wood I have used is Sapele. Sapele is reminiscent of Mahogany and has a durable and beautiful grain.
 We used our bandsaw to separate the two bodies created.
 With the bodies now cut we drilled the holes for the eyes and used the bandsaw again to create the line for the mouths. Each of my toys will have a little brass badge so we counter sunk a hole for the badges to fit.
 Cutting the circles in half we created the arms that will be glued on to the sides of the body using wood glue. The picture shows them being sanded down so they have a nice smooth finish.
Each badge was hole punched out of brass and cleaned and then polished to give a shiny brushed metal effect using a chemical cleaner and a fibre glass brush.
One last sanding to make sure the wood grain is even and making sure there are no glue marks.
 A before/during/after photograph to show the Beeswax and Linseed Oil being applied and once it drys. The coating really brings out the grain and contrast of colour within the wood.
 The wood toy drying pyramid.
 The final outcome of #mypapertoy. It was a joy to make these little wood toys and I'm already planning my next design.
To view more images please visit www.pencilpushing.co.uk which documents the whole process.
The hashtag for this project is #mywoodtoy