GrampsWoodToys

Exquisite Handmade Wooden Toys & Models

Fort Collins, Colorado · 438 Sales

GrampsWoodToys

Exquisite Handmade Wooden Toys & Models

Fort Collins, Colorado 438 Sales On Etsy since 2012

5 out of 5 stars
(133)

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Kevin

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Note from shop owner Gramps Wood Toy Shop is temporarily closed due to health issues.
My shop will reopen sometime later in 2017
You can request for a notification of my return if you wish.
Thank you,
Kevin

Note from shop owner

Last updated on Mar 29, 2017

Gramps Wood Toy Shop is temporarily closed due to health issues.
My shop will reopen sometime later in 2017
You can request for a notification of my return if you wish.
Thank you,
Kevin

Kevin

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5 out of 5 stars
(133)
Karen Sue Korty

Karen Sue Korty on Feb 1, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

This is the nicest, attractive, and craftsmanship box I have ever received!! The structure is perfect, especially with the adornment added on the front. I plan to use it to hold most of my jewelry, and I will be an ongoing customer!! Cheers! Karen

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Wood Honey Locust blocks cut & planed to size. Now to get them crafted into 80 wooden car kits for a special order going out soon.

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In progress: making some wooden toy trucks that pop with color. I believe That I will make colored building blocks as cargo for them as well. I hope to have them listed online later this week. Discounts on orders prior to listing. Contact me to reserve.
Out of the wood shop today. In the Rocky Mountains enjoying waterfalls at an elevation of 9,370' above sea level. The air gets a little thin up here.
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About

Gramps Wood Toys - Nostalgia with "Moxie"

In the mind of an artist & why I make wooden toys:
Inspired by the pondering of imagination in a child's mind.
My Grandchildren are what has sparked interest in making wooden toys.
I love making toys & watching children play with toys.

Nostalgia with "MOXIE":
The slogan, & why I have it.
Nostalgia: A sentimental yearning for the happiness of a former place or time.
Moxie: Vigor, Courage, Aggressiveness, Skill, & Know-how.
Adding panache or moxie to nostalgia is what makes my toys unique.
I do this in construction & design finish. I guess, that's just my style.
Passing along a nostalgic wooden toy, is passing on a reminder of our history & where we came from as humankind.
Built to last! That's how things were made in the past. And, That's how I build them now.

Toy making for pleasure, not competition.
There is plenty of good that comes from competition. It's been around since the beginning of time. But this is not why I sell my toys online.
Designing & creating wooden toys driven from passion vs. competition allows freedom of creativity in my toys.
* I make toys for my grandchildren.
* I sell toys because I have more toys than I do grandchildren.
* My wooden toys are individually handcrafted for newborns to adults.

Inside the mind of an artist:
I understand that my wooden toys are admired & sold worldwide.
As I am in my shop creating a wooden toy,
My mind ponders many things.
One area of contemplation is:
* What part of the world where this toy journey to?
* Who's hands will it be first introduced too?
* How many generations of hands & minds will receive pleasure from this one creation?
All unanswered questions.
But I like to imagine.
Maybe someday they will be answered.

Thank you for visiting & reading.
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WHAT WE DO FOR OURSELVES DIES WITH US, WHAT WE DO FOR OTHERS AND THE WORLD REMAINS AND IS IMMORTAL.
-Albert Pine-
Sincerely,
Gramps,
Designer & creator of wooden toys & room decor for children ages 0 to 99.

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  • kvaubel

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator

    I Love making high quality handcrafted wooden heirloom toys here in beautiful Colorado.

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