Making Wooden Toys


63 pages
Contains Illustrations
ISBN 0-7725-0010-X




Reviewed by Hector Lindsay

Hector Lindsay was a freelance writer.


This book includes sets of instructions for twelve types of wooden toys — from simple ones like paddle boats and a somersaulting clown to more complicated ones like a go-cart with trailer or a wind-mill. Cutting lists, construction diagrams, lists of additional materials, and clear step-by-step instructions are provided to give even the less experienced woodworker enough information to succeed. The measurements are shown in metric, with imperial dimensions in brackets. The latter are not exact conversions of the metric numbers, but suitable approximations. The book is well organized, and the instructions are particularly clear and straightforward. The only photographs are on the front and back covers. All interior pictures are line drawings and diagrams. Even a few colour photos would probably have enhanced the visual appeal of the contents.


Blizzard, Richard E., “Making Wooden Toys,” Canadian Book Review Annual Online, accessed September 30, 2023,