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UPDATE: Book Giveaway: Zany Wooden Toys that Whiz, Spin, Pop and Fly by Bob Gilsdorf

comments (49) November 15th, 2009 in blogs

BetsyE Betsy Engel, contributor
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Zany Wooden Toys That Whiz, Spin, Pop, and Fly: 28 Top-Secret Projects You Can Build from the Toy Inventor's Workshop by Bob Gilsdorf.
Fox Chapel Publishing, 2009.
$19.95; 224 pp.

Here’s another book we received from the publisher and we're giving you an opportunity to win a copy. Leave a comment here for your chance to win.

I think Zany Wooden Toys That Whiz, Spin, Pop, and Fly: 28 Top-Secret Projects You Can Build from the Toy Inventor's Workshop by Bob Gilsdorf would make a great holiday gift! You could give it to a young or old woodworker - just someone who would enjoy making these fun toys and then want to play with them later. The book includes plans, drawings and photos to help you make such things as the “10 Cent Labyrinth Challenge”(send a dime through a pocket size maze); “U-Draw Instamatic Camera”; a “Ball-and-Socket Robot”; a number of different Gumball Machines, and lots more. There are a total of 28 fun projects included in the book.

Lucky Robertm348 is the winner. His comment was chosen at random. Maybe he'll post some photos in our gallery of the goodies he makes from the book.

And check back to see his "review post".



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Comments (49)

larrydel larrydel writes: Wow, looks great, but... where do you put the batteries?? ;)
Posted: 8:36 am on May 12th

alrosev alrosev writes: perfect solution for a retired woodworker
Posted: 6:58 am on November 23rd

alrosev alrosev writes: perfect solution for a retired woodworker
Posted: 6:57 am on November 23rd

gtpgirl19 gtpgirl19 writes: My daughters Would LOVE this
Posted: 2:24 am on November 23rd

jessk3 jessk3 writes: This book would be a great gift for my neighbor. He is amazing at Wood Working and made me the most beautiful table. If I gave him this book I could get some nice toys in return for my children. Good tradeoff.
Posted: 11:14 pm on November 22nd

juau4 juau4 writes: Hours of FUN!
Posted: 10:23 pm on November 22nd

juau4 juau4 writes: Hours of FUN!
Posted: 10:22 pm on November 22nd

tomandmollyk tomandmollyk writes: My husband and son would have so much fun with this. I would love to win it for them.
Posted: 8:51 pm on November 22nd

gary d gary d writes: Ive been looking for some toy projects for my grandKids.
Posted: 8:42 pm on November 22nd

wwe11 wwe11 writes: My son would love this.
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Posted: 10:09 am on November 22nd

Mynewhomeiowa Mynewhomeiowa writes: My brother in law would love to make this his son and friends... Very Fun
Posted: 11:44 pm on November 20th

paryjeja paryjeja writes: I can see the stockings stuffed next year with toys made from this book. Looks like fun.
Posted: 7:58 pm on November 18th

glasscastle glasscastle writes: My husband would have so much fun creating these projects with my daughter, they'd have a blast together!
Thanks! foxsquirrelrabbit at gmail dot com
Posted: 1:35 am on November 18th

Circuit Rider Circuit Rider writes: I have 3 grandgirls that would love some of these from the book.
Posted: 9:50 pm on November 17th

fangirl1 fangirl1 writes: We'd have a lot of fun making these toys.
Posted: 7:46 pm on November 17th

peg42 peg42 writes: This book really sounds like fun. I'd love to make some of these toys with my sons. Thanks so much.
Posted: 5:07 pm on November 17th

Blackwill Blackwill writes: I like toys.
Posted: 4:25 pm on November 17th

LBF LBF writes: Would be great for the grandkids
Posted: 10:03 am on November 17th

teachersteve teachersteve writes: I'm an elementary school teacher, so these would be fun to build for my kids.

Thanks for the opportunity
Posted: 10:32 pm on November 16th

highpro highpro writes: Heck yeah, I've got a kid on the way! How fun would that be?
Posted: 9:25 pm on November 16th

BlueThumbWoodWorks BlueThumbWoodWorks writes: How fun, perfect timing for X-Mas. I cobbled together some primitive toys when I was a kid - who didn't make their own scooter out of a metal roller skate and a couple of 2 x 4's. Now that I have some skills, it'd be a kick to make some kids' toys for the little ones.
Posted: 8:17 pm on November 16th

woodworker52 woodworker52 writes: I already make wooden toys and this book looks like it has some great new ideas.

Dave
Posted: 6:01 pm on November 16th

k2112 k2112 writes: My boy would love this. Please enter me in the drawing!
Posted: 5:45 pm on November 16th

Dave_Dockstader Dave_Dockstader writes: Please enter me in the drawing. I've got 4 grandkids and Christmas is coming.
Posted: 4:50 pm on November 16th

chetkloss chetkloss writes: Pick Me! Pick Me!
Posted: 4:26 pm on November 16th

whiterivr2002 whiterivr2002 writes: Sounds like a great book that I could use to help my cub scout den to make some great toys.
Posted: 4:08 pm on November 16th

Triumph1 Triumph1 writes: Sign me up!
Posted: 1:42 pm on November 16th

Pathpounder Pathpounder writes: Love to make some of these for my grandkids.
Posted: 1:08 pm on November 16th

Pathpounder Pathpounder writes: Love to make some of these for my grankids.
Posted: 1:08 pm on November 16th

JMSidhu JMSidhu writes: Please enter my name
Posted: 12:59 pm on November 16th

SawDust527 SawDust527 writes: Many years ago I kept telling my son, "just wait until you have kids!" And now I have 2 grandsons that love wood toys and I kinda like the Idea of NOISY toys! I don't think I'll be getting this book as a gift from Son. LOL!
Posted: 12:02 pm on November 16th

robertm348 robertm348 writes: Looks like a book I could use to build some very interesting things for my grandson!
Thanks for the opportunity to win a copy!
Posted: 12:06 am on November 16th

GT64 GT64 writes: I would could have as much fun making the toys as my granddaughters would have playing with them.
Posted: 11:16 pm on November 15th

Larry_Gallagher Larry_Gallagher writes: Love to give it a whirl - please enter me in the drawing.
Posted: 10:07 pm on November 15th

jhonbaker jhonbaker writes: I wouldn't mind having more toys myself. I guess my son would like them too. I can share, really.
Posted: 9:00 pm on November 15th

mrfixitnow mrfixitnow writes: Just what I could use to suprise my grandson many times over!
Posted: 8:42 pm on November 15th

steveswhite steveswhite writes: My 2 year old and all the kids in her play group would love me forever.
Posted: 8:38 pm on November 15th

birdsill birdsill writes: How could you not want this book? I only hope I get it in time to add some whizzing, spinning, popping and flying to Christmas!
Posted: 8:21 pm on November 15th

birdsill birdsill writes: How could you not want this book? I only hope I get it in time to add some whizzing, spinning, popping and flying to Christmas!
Posted: 8:21 pm on November 15th

mjonkman mjonkman writes: Sounds like a cool book.
Posted: 8:14 pm on November 15th

Acer_sp Acer_sp writes: With two young woodworkers of my own, this book could come in handy, thanks for considering me.
Posted: 7:45 pm on November 15th

BGeoff BGeoff writes: Sounds like a great resource for my 4H woodworking youth group. These are the kind of projects thay really can have fun with. We are always looking for plans and ideas.
Posted: 6:50 pm on November 15th

francistg francistg writes: My Boy is a bit young for these, but he'd like to have some ready for when he's old enough! Count me in.
Posted: 4:13 pm on November 15th

Radish54 Radish54 writes: As the Grandfather of a two year old boy, I could certainly see this as a handy item on the bookshelf. Please include me in the drawing.
Posted: 3:27 pm on November 15th

Eaglesway Eaglesway writes: I would love to have this book to continue making toys that spin and make noise for my 17 grandkids and my 3 great grankids....please keep me in the pool
John
Posted: 3:26 pm on November 15th

JLYoung JLYoung writes: I'm always looking for projects to work on with my 11 yr old son. Please count me in.
Posted: 2:56 pm on November 15th

patwreck patwreck writes: Count me in please
Posted: 2:47 pm on November 15th

GoRedsUS GoRedsUS writes: Hmmm, toys that make noise...it'd right my nephews' alley...sign me up!
Posted: 2:37 pm on November 15th

rwyoung rwyoung writes: Looks like fun! Enter me in the drawing.
Posted: 2:06 pm on November 15th

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