Mechanical Toys for Handy Makers, Volume 1 (PDF)


Seven vintage projects in one download

Nearly 20 pages of information and inspiration on how to make a variety of vintage mechanical toys. Included are three detailed project write-ups:

  • Toy Water Motor
  • Toy Merry-Go-Round
  • Toy Aeroplane 

In addition, there are four short project write-up:

  • Wire-Walking Toy Figure
  • Simple Motion-Picture Machine
  • Mechanical Toy Alligator 
  • Toy Horse that Walks

These projects come from multiple original sources originally published in 1913 and 1925.

A total of 24 black and white illustrations to help you along. Conveniently prints onto 8.5 by 11 inch paper — ideal for bringing to the workbench in a 3-ring binder (not included). 

Prior experience with woodworking tools is required.

PLEASE NOTE: This is a digital product in PDF format. You will not receive a printed item of any form in the mail. After purchase, you will be given a download link that will allow you to print the material for yourself.

Download format: PDF (Portable Document Format)

File size: 15 MB

Print setting size: 8.5 x 11 inches