Renowned turner Raffan presents a wide range of ideas for children's toys that can be made on a lathe. The 15 projects of varying difficulty include several classics such as rattles, spinning tops, a croquet set, cars and a table skittles game. Each is described with detailed step-by-step instructions and illustrated with close-up color photographs that clearly demonstrate the cutting techniques.
The book also includes tips on child-safe design, avoiding and solving common turning problems, wood preparation, tool selection and finishing.
Softcover, 8 1/2" × 11", 185 pages, 2013.