What would you like to make today?
Make something for someone special, and they will treasure it for all time, because the real value of anything is the love you put into it.
Use this collection of wooden toy plans to make something unique. Most of these plans are free to download as a digital file, ready to be printed. Some of the plans are available at a very reasonable cost.
It may be worth noting that all of the free plans featured on this page are designed to be made with project timber, and with simple tools such as an electric drill, jigsaw or a scroll saw. A band saw or a scroll saw could be useful if you have one, but not absolutely necessary.
To make the rocking horses, I use a router mounted in a home made router table.
So here goes - starting with the all-time favorite...
Have you ever wanted to make a rocking horse? Carving one from solid wood was a little daunting for me, so I thought long and hard about how to make it easier and far more simple to suit both my budget and need for speed.
Oscar is the original, the one that started it all. Many years ago, in a place far, far away, I found a picture in a magazine, thought it would make an interesting project one day.
While I was making the prototype for Oscar, I was thinking that there must be an easier way to attach the legs to the body, and to the rockers.
Again, while making Andy was great fun, I was still sure there was another way to connect the legs to the body.
Most of these toys can be made from scrap wood left over from other projects.
Tried and tested toy motorcyle that will not break.
Relive the romance of steam from a bygone era with these wooden toy train plans.
Do you have a scroll saw? Wooden puzzles are easy to make, great for gifts at Christmas time and for birthdays.
Fortunately you only need a tenon saw (aka backsaw) and a miter box to make the Soma Cube Puzzle.
To make all these toys, I built my own workbench.
Spice rack plans for the kitchen. Happy wife, happy life.
An artist easel to display your artwork. Is there a painter in the house?
Decided I needed a pair of saw-horses. Sure you can buy them because they are cheap or you can make one because it's fun. Made two then one more.
No need for expensive woodworking machinery. All of the free project plans from WoodworkingDownUnder.com are designed to use hand tools or portable power tools.
All of the plans mentioned above are free, gratis and for nothing. Why, you may ask. I shall endeavour to explain later, but for now, enjoy making the projects based on these free plans.
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Free plans to make wooden toys and other woodworking projects from Woodworking Down Under designed to use project timber, readily available at all hardware stores and most timber suppliers.
The wonderful thing about project timber is that it is ready to use, perhaps a bit of light sanding preparation for varnishing, painting, or staining.