Dancing jointed dolls! Boxing combatants! Spinning weather vane whirligigs! What makes these charming mechanicals marvels spring into action? Cranks, propellers, levers, and other mechanisms trigger a variety of eye-catching movements, from arms that rise and fall to jaws that work up and down.
Rodney Frost reveals his process for designing and creating a series of ingenious, dynamic toys and objects from wood. He also provides schematic color drawins to follow in your shop. "These are play things and delights", writes Froist, "not really toys as we have come to use the wotld; machines that surprise and engage the operator, both visually appealing and intriguing to make. Go ahead, have fun! Make one of these wooden wonders."