I needed a feather-board to guide some wood through my router so I drew up this quick feather-board pattern. Click here for the full size pdf pattern or click on the picture of the pattern below.
I made my featherboard from some 1/2″ thick plastic I had purchased from a surplus pile at a local hardware store.
Even a kids toolbox is not complete without a good saw. For filling out that toddler toolbox you can download our pattern and cut one on yourself.
This toy saw can be made from a scrap of 1/4″ plywood or any other 1/4″ thick material you choose. It consists of three pieces easily cut on a scroll saw. Click here or on the picture below to downoad a free pdf of the pattern with instructions and then you can follow along with the pictures below to see how I made mine.
You can see in the picture below I cut the three parts of the saw from an 8″ X 10″ piece of scrap 1/4″ plywood.
I then glued and clamped the boards together. I used Gorilla Wood glue, but any polyurethane wood glue should work fine. Make sure to remember to use a piece of scrap material under the clamps as to not dent the wood.
Finally I hand sanded the saw to 220 grit. You can finish the saw with the child safe finish of your choice or you can leave the toy unfinished.
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A friend mentioned he needed a pattern to cut out a wooden spoon, so I quickly made one up. You could use this for a real cooking spoon or you could scale it down and use it for a play spoon.
For Christmas this year I am building my daughter a high chair for her dolls. I just finished the design and am putting the plans I created out right away. The plans are free to download click here to download a pdf of the doll high chair plans or click on the picture of the print below. I use a Kreg pocket hole jig similar to this one from from Amazon (link by clicking here) to attach all the butt joints together, but you could also use dowels to attach them or even pre-drill the holes and use screws.
Pretend play is great for the imagination of both kids and parents. If you would like to join in on the creativity of play food feel free to download our template to cut a piece of toast from a piece of scrap lumber.
Print out the pattern (feel free to scale it to the size you believe best) and attach it to your piece of scrap wood. There are many ways that you can attach it to the wood such as with double face tape, spray adhesive, carbon paper or iron on transfer paper.
Below is the piece of toast I cut using the scroll saw pattern.