OdinsToyFactory

High Quality Painted Finished & Unfinished Wooden Toys

Tallahassee, Florida | 40 Sales

OdinsToyFactory

High Quality Painted Finished & Unfinished Wooden Toys

Tallahassee, Florida 40 Sales On Etsy since 2016

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Announcement   Halloween is coming fast. Get your Halloween decor projects started early. I have several Halloween silhouettes/cutouts available in my store. Bats, Ghosts, Witches, Pumpkins, Jack-o-Lanterns, and Cats. If you need different sizes, want them made from a different material or need larger quantities, please contact me with your needs.

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Last updated on Aug 23, 2018

Halloween is coming fast. Get your Halloween decor projects started early. I have several Halloween silhouettes/cutouts available in my store. Bats, Ghosts, Witches, Pumpkins, Jack-o-Lanterns, and Cats. If you need different sizes, want them made from a different material or need larger quantities, please contact me with your needs.

Robert Keeney

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Wooden toy wheels finished with shellac. Being prepared to mount on the car. Wheels are finished by hand using a brush and notoxic amber shellac. I apply shellac to a spinning wheel utill it will not soak up any more making a very durable finish.
Hand fitting wheels on a wooden toy hot rod car. Every wheel is carefully hand fitted and tested. If they do not roll smooth and easy. The wheels are rejected or repaired. Occasionally a toy is complete rejected because unrepairable defects are found.
My grandson wanted one of these painted. He specified the colors and all. I guess you could call this a custom order.

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Video summary: Cutting Dragon Puzzles on my scroll saw.

How I came to Etsy

I have been making toys since I was a kid. In the beginning, they were quite crude. My only tool was a Boker pocket knife my Dad gave me. I remember my Dad teaching me how to make slingshots and willow whistles. I made all sorts of toys with that knife. It lasted until I was a teenager and the blade finally wore out.

After my kids were born the world they lived in was diffrent. I made small toys and other items for them, but no slingshots, bows or willow whistles. They got older and didn't care so much for toys anymore. About the same time my military carrier ended and I had to start over with a new career. Toy making went on the back burner while I worked on learning new skills.

Four years ago, my grandson, Odin was born. As soon as he started pushing thing around the floor I made him a car and truck. He was fascinated with helicopters (wop-wops), so I made a helicopter. The came stacking toys, puzzles, a rocking horse, and more cars and trucks. Now everything I make gets tested by Odin. He is my Quality assurance tester and now picks colors for painted toys.

I have always loved making things. Toys probably more than anything. I wanted to work some craft shows, but the startup cost was too high. When I discovered Etsy, it seemed like a perfect fit for me. I have woodworking skills, I love making toys, know a bit about photography, and I have 35 years of computer experience. Add the low startup cost, and it is a perfect match.

My first goal is to make the best quality toys. Toys I am proud of and hopefully some toys that will be family heirlooms. Not models or art but real toys that kids can play with. Not toys their parents put on a shelf.

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  • Robert Keeney

    Owner, Designer, Maker

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