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Make Your Own Amazing Mechanical Toys

By Michael Screen

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ISBN: 9781785005114
PUBLISHED (THIS EDITION): 29/10/2018
PAGES: 96
BINDING: Paperback
SIZE: 242x172 mm
INSIDE: 141 colour photographs

This practical book is a guide to making five kinetic, mechanical marvels. It combines basic mechanical principles with shaping and fitting components crafted from timbers and manufactured boards. Step-by-step instructions explain each project so that a simple push or pull action will magically bring the design to life.


  • Guide to the workshop, including useful power tools for the toymaker and craftsperson
  • Qualities, characteristics and uses of timbers and manufactured boards
  • An introduction to basic motion and mechanisms such as cams, cranks, levers and linkages to generate motion and movement in a wheeled toy
  • Useful construction and workshop techniques such as production aids for wheel-making
  • Painting and finishing techniques, and ideas to bring your designs to life

RRP: £9.99

Site Price: £7.99

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