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Traditional Wooden Toys: Their History and How to Make Them [Paperback]

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Including a wide range of toys, dolls, and games from around the world, this guide includes a general introduction to the history of toymaking and a substantial amount of historical information on a wide variety of toys, including spinning tops, poseable dolls, and 19th-century tumbler toys. Featured toys are richly illustrated with watercolor illustrations and supplemented with instructions on how to create them. This comprehensive resource for woodworkers and those interested in the history of toys includes information on the tools and materials necessary for the toy workshop and how to set-up and maintain a toymaking business venture.

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Pages   180
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 9.9" Width: 8.1" Height: 0.6"
Weight:   1 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Apr 1, 2007
Publisher   Linden Publishing
ISBN  193350210X  
ISBN13  9781933502106  

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Cyril Hobbins has been a professional researcher and re-creator of traditional wooden toys for more than 18 years. He regularly supplies replicas of traditional toys to museums in the UK.

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1Books > Subjects > Arts & Photography > Art > Sculpture > General
2Books > Subjects > Home & Garden > Crafts & Hobbies > General
3Books > Subjects > Home & Garden > Crafts & Hobbies > Toymaking
4Books > Subjects > Home & Garden > Crafts & Hobbies > Wood Toys
5Books > Subjects > Home & Garden > Crafts & Hobbies > Woodworking > Projects

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traditional wooden toys, their history & how to make them  May 20, 2008
Possibly best toymaking book in my collection of sixty+. ( I teach toymaking at retired teacher's ctr in nyc.) Excellent in historical
background & wide rangeing international coverage. Clear explanations
of operation and broad coverage all aspects toymaking. Admirable organization with excellent index. And entertaining illustrations and text to boot. Highest recommendation!
These are toys that have provided entertainment for countless generations of children.   Mar 6, 2007
In "Traditional Wooden Toys: Their History And How To Make Them", woodworking expert Cyril Hobbins provides aspiring woodworkers with colorfully illustrated, step-by-step, do-it-yourself instructions for a broad range of traditional wooden toys, dolls and games from cultures and countries around the world. These are toys that have provided entertainment for countless generations of children. Informed and informative reading for non-specialist general readers with an interest in the history of toys and toymaking, "Traditional Wooden Toys" is especially recommended for personal, professional, academic, and community library woodworking reference collections and supplemental reading lists.

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