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xx   TOY

High-wire cyclist. Wooden man rides a unicycle back and forth along a piece of nylon fishing line.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER Nov-Dec 1988 (v.4#5) pg. 24

"Twirling skater" folk art. Female ice skater balances on a platform atop a dowel. Balance is maintained as she twirls by two wires with wooden balls on each end that extend from her platform. Project plan can be ordered. Est. cost: $24.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Mar 1986 (v.64#3) pg. 79, 159

Cardboard "bee" will balance on it's tail on the eraser of a pencil.
BOYS' LIFE Jul 1983 (v.73#7) pg. 14

Five easy-to-make turn-of-the-century toys. Alternating figures, acrobat, tumbling clown, rope-climbing bear, and traffic cop whirligig.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Aug 1983 (v.6#11) pg. 14

Half-heart-shaped piece of wood will balance on the end of your finger if a belt is inserted into a slot in the wood. Relies on the principles of torque.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Dec 1995 (v.19#3) pg. 8

A look at early American balancing toys and instructions for making "woman and child" and "owl in tree" toys from fired clay.
DECORATING & CRAFT IDEAS May 1976 (v.6#7) pg. 35

The sawyer, a wooden toy man that can sit on the edge of a table and appear to saw without toppling over.
EARLY AMERICAN LIFE Dec 1979 (v.10#6) pg. 48

Wooden toys to make & treasure. (1) Laughing cow pull toy. (2) Bobbing horse and goat. (3) Balancing dancing ballerina.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #643 Dec 1981 (v.77) pg. 62

A "swinging Parakeet" balancing toy is made with a jig saw and a few pieces of thin wood. The bird rocks back-and-forth without falling off its perch.
NATIONAL CARVERS REVIEW Fall-Winter 1978 (v.9#4) pg. 15

Wooden pipe seems to defy the laws of gravity. It will hang suspended from the edge of a table while holding a belt.
NATIONAL CARVERS REVIEW Spring 1979 (v.10#1) pg. 35

Chinese novelties. Minature junk and sampan boat models, a jinrikisha with scroll-sawn wheels, and a balancing fish toy.
NATIONAL CARVERS REVIEW Spring 1980 (v.11#1) pg. 6

A jig-sawed balancing circus features a balancing clown, bareback rider, lion on a ball, contortionist, and a dog balancing a ball on its nose.
NATIONAL CARVERS REVIEW Spring 1980 (v.11#1) pg. 16

Make this old-time parrot balancing toy.
POPULAR MECHANICS Dec 1981 (v.156#6) pg. 175

Victorian balancing toys for today's children.
WOODWORKER #1092 Nov 1984 (v.88) pg. 732

Old-time toys. (1) Sky-hook will balance a leather belt on the tip of your finger. (2) The do-nothing machine. Wooden "pistons" move back and forth in two dovetail tracks at right angles to each other, as a crank arm is turned.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Jan-Feb 1977 (v.1#1) pg. 5

Balancing sawyer, an old-time balancing toy. Will appear to rock back and forth precariously on the edge of a shelf, without falling off.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Mar-Apr 1978 (v.2#2) pg. 12

Tumbling Toby. A counterbalanced wooden athlete that will do somersaults back and forth on parallel bars.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Jan-Feb 1979 (v.3#1) pg. 15

Balancing sawyer folk toy. Placed on the edge of a table, the toy will lean out at an angle the seems to defy gravity and "saw" on the edge.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Jan-Feb 1987 (v.11#1) pg. 56

Mr. Sam Spool Acrobat, a balancing toy made from empty thread spools.
WORKBASKET Jan 1980 (v.45#3) pg. 44

"Bill Ding" blocks. Use your scroll saw to cut out a set of old-time classic stacking toys.
WORKBENCH Nov-Dec 1990 (v.46#6) pg. 30