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Homemade toys
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DeadCarp    Posted 06-29-2003 at 06:19:42       [Reply]  [No Email]
Remember the "airplanes" we used to make outa a piece of yardstick or something? We'd whittle a propellor for the front, attach it up front with a pin or brad, put notches along the top of the body part and stroke it lenghtwise with the side of a pencil, (like sharpening a knife) and the vibration from the pencil running across the notches would make the prop spin like crazy.
Another favorite toy was just a metal hoop from a nail keg, and push it around the yard with a T-stick. You could get good after a little practice, stand in one spot and make the hoop do figure 8s.
What was your favorite homemade toy?

Ron,Ar    Posted 06-29-2003 at 08:08:08       [Reply]  [No Email]
good morning, we made our own kites, bows/arrows.and boats, lotsa boats.

Clod    Posted 06-29-2003 at 08:12:07       [Reply]  [No Email]
Bows made of the Birchbark tree?.You put the bow between the 2x4 rafters to make the bend?

Vic    Posted 06-29-2003 at 08:15:18       [Reply]  [No Email]
I like Bodarch best.

Clod    Posted 06-29-2003 at 08:29:05       [Reply]  [No Email]
I like best,Which one has tines you can get a big air ratchet on the bolts.I have not found that one yet.

Clod    Posted 06-29-2003 at 06:25:14       [Reply]  [No Email]
Slingshot.Two long leather stings.and toungue out of shoe. Stilts made of 2x4s and metal staps. >>My keyboard takes 150 lbs presure to get RRR and W. IT is not my favorite toy

Sid    Posted 06-29-2003 at 07:24:07       [Reply]  [No Email]
Sounds like your having trouble with your keyboard Clod. I am not sure but I would think it should not take more than 140 pound pressure.

Cld    Posted 06-29-2003 at 07:28:36       [Reply]  [No Email]
ell maybe 115 PSI?

Lenore    Posted 06-29-2003 at 07:46:09       [Reply]  [No Email]
So now we know.......
If Clod posts some words we cannot figure out;
throw a 'w' or an 'r' in it and then it will be what he was trying to say.

Vic    Posted 06-29-2003 at 06:28:35       [Reply]  [No Email]
Dad used to let us stack cement blocks and bricks to play with. They are simple and hard to break.

Clod    Posted 06-29-2003 at 06:33:24       [Reply]  [No Email]
Then he started stacking them all over East Texas and made a lot of money.He buys me dinner sometimes.How comeing on the wedding Vic?

Cindi    Posted 06-29-2003 at 06:54:59       [Reply]  [No Email]
We had few toys as kids, most of what we played with grew on trees or swam in the creek (crawdads, perch). Now one year Fred and I were particularly broke and I had to make toys for the kids for Christmas. Jake got a stick horse, I found the destructions on how to make it in a magazine, Jill got a doll house. I found a kit at a garage sale for two dollars, had all the parts etc. Jenny was a brand new baby and didn't miss not having a toy. The rest of what went under the tree was used and refurbished stuff that we found at yard sales. A dump truck with a new coat of paint. A football shined up with armorall, a bike for Jill with a new seat. Some years ya gotta do what you can. They didn't think a thing of it. Course they were small.

Vic    Posted 06-29-2003 at 07:33:14       [Reply]  [No Email]
I think we have all been there and done that Cindi. But you know what I think them was the best Christmass too. From my parents to my children we all seem to know that it aint about how big a gift is its more about where it came from and the heart is the best place. I like home made cards too. My daughter when she was 10 made these things/envelopes that was about 2 1/2 in squares of paper sealed on sides with tape and had a small amount of glitter in them and she wrote HAPPY THOUGHTS on the sides. She gave me one for Fathers day and said if you hold it up to your ear and shake it and listen to the glitter making noise it will give you happy thoughts. You know what it works and I still have it. She is 20 now and getting married on Monday.

Clod    Posted 06-29-2003 at 07:47:28       [Reply]  [No Email]
Poverty is the worlds best teacher.The citizen of the USA created the worlds best products as they arose from their poverty.Then they got lazy and numb because of wealth.Necesity is the mother of invention so said the old timers.

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