I was born into a carpentry family so I have always had access to tools and timber, enjoying making toys for myself when I was young.
I worked in earthmoving for quite a period of my life so I had a good understanding of machinery. It seemed natural to combine the two so I started making toys that moved dirt about 20 yrs ago and moved to professionally making toys and furniture for child care centres and for sale at markets.
A challenge for me was to put all my knowledge onto paper for you to use so you can "Enjoy Making Wooden Toys" too.
We started on the first version of this internet site in 2009, and I was making and selling all of the toys as well as the plans. After a few years, frankly I was over trying to find boxes and ship Hutches and Sink stoves around Australia and decided to continue to sell the plans and concentrate on only selling as a finished product the Trucks. I have enough truck orders to keep me out of trouble, especially leading into Christmas. Some years I have thought that I must be the largest seller of Cattle Trucks in Australia.
Currently we are working on making some of our plans available for downloading, which would be especially useful for those who live overseas, as the postage cost from Australia sometimes seems to me, excessive.
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