Charles Felten's Profile
As a sheetmetal worker, I started making wooden toys as a hobby. The hobby grew into a small craft business which became a full-time occupation once I retired from the construction industry. I began showing my toys in art and craft shows throughout the midwest and Texas, garnering many ribbons and prizes for my work.
My toys are made exclusively from domestic and exotic hard woods with glue. Absolutely no stain, paint or metal on/in any of my toys. I use mineral oil as a finish to enhance the grain and natural color of these beautiful woods. Mineral oil has the additional benefit of being completely nontoxic.
My toys vary from a $2 car to a $3000 collector train, with a heavy emphasis on construction replicas. To see all of my toys, intarsia and other things, go to
- Born on August 6
- Joined March 13, 2011