8 Unusual Wood Crafts

Unusual Wood Crafts Wood Crafts with a Difference There are so many different avenues you can follow if you are interested in Wood Crafts. I hope this article inspires you to enjoy a wood craft which you may not have considered before. Many of the crafts mentioned below have books written about them. I can only scratch the surface and point you in the direction of useful resources, like books, videos and posts.     Kinetic Art Kinetic Art is ‘art which depends on motion for its effects‘, so all kinds of materials can be used for kinetic art not…

Continue reading

Toy Automata to Whirligigs….The 10 Best Books

Automata To Whirligigs Automating models and toys has fascinated generations from the Ancient Greeks to the present day. This short video by Stuart King called ‘Catch Me If You Can‘ illustrates the humour, design and craftsmanship that is required to make an automaton.       Many books have been written about creating automated toys in wood…..here are ten of the best. 1. Making Moving Toys and Automata Lots of different construction methods are explained including oscillating shafts, links and linkages. levers and fulcrums, balance and movement, springs. shafts amd cams, momentum and control. Many illustrations, including how to make…

Continue reading