Wood toys to make with your kids.

Wood toys to make with your kids.

Kids stuck at home? Get them into the shop and make these fun wooden toys.
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  1. Pranoidle on June 6, 2022 at 8:31 pm

    The rubber band gun is a good idea, ima try making that. Thanks for the idea, now I could shoot it at my brother!!

  2. Luvenia Waiters on June 6, 2022 at 8:32 pm

    If you want to know how to make it yourself, just look for woodprix instructions.

  3. Christopher Roa on June 6, 2022 at 8:35 pm

    Pete Davidson’s good twin

  4. Gregg Hernandez on June 6, 2022 at 8:36 pm

    "You’ll shoot your eye out kid." Santa – A Christmas Story.
    Great projects from a great Dad. Next project – A score 4 game. A three dimensional connect 4 game. My brother and I used to play that game for hours when we were kids.

  5. harry clod on June 6, 2022 at 8:36 pm

    This time I will use Woodglut plans for this.

  6. Thunderus Night on June 6, 2022 at 8:36 pm

    Man you are the reason I am able to stick put this corona corona thing without going mad.
    You and my phone of course

  7. Rawl Sawh on June 6, 2022 at 8:37 pm

    Not the hero we need, but the hero we deserve

  8. Alex Young Carpenter النجار الصغير بالاسكندرية on June 6, 2022 at 8:38 pm

    Do not clean your hand from the glue in your clothes , it’s better clean in it using a peace of cloth of towel or even the workshop table

  9. Shannan Schisler on June 6, 2022 at 8:41 pm

    Try best plans for woodworkers. woodprix.

  10. Richard Buckman on June 6, 2022 at 8:41 pm

    I would love it if you could do some videos on making puzzles. Burr puzzles, Japanese puzzle boxes, soma cubes, packing puzzles, etc. Have you seen puzzlewillbeplayed.com? I’m loving your channel to learn woodworking and starting to learn and acquire tools to make puzzles.

  11. Isaac Mason on June 6, 2022 at 8:41 pm

    American: makes gun
    Britain: makes knife

  12. errgsd on June 6, 2022 at 8:42 pm

    Some facts about COVID-19:
    *Lethality is on average about 0.2%, which is in the range of a severe (flu) and ~20 times lower than originally assumed by the WHO.

    *Risk of death for the general population of school and working age is typically in the range of a daily car ride to work.

    *Up to 80% of all test-positive persons remain symptom-free. Even among 70-79 year olds, about 60% remain symptom-free. 95%+ of all persons show mild symptoms at most.

    *1/3 of all persons may already have a certain background immunity to Covid19 due to contact with previous coronaviruses.

    *The average age of deceased is 80+ years and ~1% had no serious preconditions. Age and risk profile of deaths corresponds to normal mortality.

    *50-70% of all extra deaths occurred in nursing homes, which do not benefit from a general lockdown. It is not clear whether these people really died from Covid19 or from extreme stress, fear and loneliness.

  13. Thunderus Night on June 6, 2022 at 8:43 pm

    You might only have one daughter but you got two girls calling you daddy

  14. mAhAmmAd Uli on June 6, 2022 at 8:44 pm

    a gun

  15. elfpimp1 on June 6, 2022 at 8:44 pm

    Where the hell did you find wooden clothespins!?!?!

  16. Elizabeth Dean on June 6, 2022 at 8:45 pm

    I love to build dollhouses for all my grandchildren, but I had had my son-in-law cut the walls from the patterns I make. With the virus, though, it would be a good idea for me to cut them myself. He loves power tools but I don’t. On the other hand, I have plenty of time and plenty of strength! I need to make straight cuts up to about two feet through 3/8th" plywood. Do you have a video that covers this? If not, could you tell me an inexpensive saw I could use? I hope you can help me, sincerely, Gramma Dean

  17. Doc Holliday on June 6, 2022 at 8:46 pm

    This makes me so excited for when my little man is old enough to help me in the shop.

  18. Bryan Fulmer on June 6, 2022 at 8:48 pm

    My 5 year old daughter loves my little dozuki saw! This project will be awesome for her! Thank you Rex!!

  19. mAhAmmAd Uli on June 6, 2022 at 8:48 pm

    should have left the top ejite

  20. Stella Belikiewicz on June 6, 2022 at 8:48 pm

    Every time I see videos where parents get kids engaged in making things, it brings me so much joy! Tiny present and future creators!

  21. Screws And Tools on June 6, 2022 at 8:49 pm

    Thank you sir, very interesting content for me. Like and Sub.

  22. michael hines on June 6, 2022 at 8:50 pm

    2.5 years later my family is tired of me and my shop lol. Just kidding of course. Who thought Covid would last this long?

  23. Justin Davis on June 6, 2022 at 8:51 pm

    Awesome job

  24. Crafty Barstool on June 6, 2022 at 8:52 pm

    Gonna make this right now on my way to the shed

  25. Rahul Suryagandh on June 6, 2022 at 8:53 pm

    Very nice sir

  26. Remi Kristelijn on June 6, 2022 at 8:55 pm

    Thanks Rex for the video! I just picked up 4 pallets and ripping them apart to prep for my kids coming next week. The weather is nice and my balcony is prepped for making some wooden projects with my kids aged 6 and nearly 8. We probably will not have much of a result, but spending the time with you kids, doing stuff with your hands and enjoying it, even though it is just making holes, hitting nails or just sawing stuff, this is the time they will remember. Take care and make the most out of the current situation. Looking forward to more videos!

  27. Sean Smith on June 6, 2022 at 8:57 pm

    Great videos. Love how you develop and build skill sets.

    A checker board project would be a great cutting and shooting board exercise. Glue the squares to a backer board for stability.

  28. Hammond Miers on June 6, 2022 at 8:57 pm

    Try to do it with Stodoys plans 🙂

  29. bllourias on June 6, 2022 at 8:58 pm

    There is a modified version of Tic-Tac-Toe. Each person is given 6 pieces. The pieces should be "nestled".
    2 small
    2 medium
    3 large

    If you have a token larger than the opponent, you can place that token on top of your opponent’s token. Is is commercially available, and requires a different strategy then regular Tic-Tac-Toe.

    I would personally make my tokens from various bottle caps, if possible.

  30. colin ellicott on June 6, 2022 at 8:58 pm

    Dude. Love what you do. But. Making kids toy guns that could be mistaken for a real gun by an officer at night exposes your children to a hazard that has taken lives. Toy guns need to be clearly identifiable as such. Not hard to do, just requires intent. Thx for content.
    Peace out.

  31. Edward Potter on June 6, 2022 at 8:59 pm

    what is the name of the peg game

  32. Kingston Eldridge on June 6, 2022 at 9:00 pm

    Made one of those rubber band guns when I was a kid. Didn’t look as nice as yours though. I was inspired by a Readers Digest story “Shootout at the Red Horse Barn”. Good times.

  33. Kimmons Hand Tools on June 6, 2022 at 9:01 pm

    I’ll have to make these with my daughter soon. Right now we are about to start on a poplar fairy house she wants with all kinds of tiny furniture. Should be fun! I love bringing her out to the shop with me on the weekends and it’s one of her favorite things to do too. She loves helping with just about anything. She’s super clean freak to the max so she picked all the cracks out in the concrete last weekend with a stub of TIG welding rod.

  34. Chris Siler on June 6, 2022 at 9:02 pm

    If you wanted a more traditional trigger mechanism, you could make a trigger, pin it in the center with a nail, and then attach a rubber band from the top of the trigger to the bottom of the clothespin. Great ideas, as usual!

  35. markhrabe on June 6, 2022 at 9:07 pm

    You are a class act Sir! We need to spend more time with our kids and less time on social media. I deleted my social media and don’t want to miss a minute of my kids childhood.

  36. Matthew Houston on June 6, 2022 at 9:07 pm

    Good projects. Made the Tic tac toe board for my son, so simple, looked great and he loved it… (And inevitably lost all the pieces in the first day lol ) good thing there’s always a few dowels around . Thanks for the videos

  37. Gary Bowen on June 6, 2022 at 9:10 pm

    I’ll drill a hole into the gun where a traditional trigger would be and her finger can go in when gripping it!

  38. Alex Young Carpenter النجار الصغير بالاسكندرية on June 6, 2022 at 9:11 pm

    nice idea

  39. David Davidsonn on June 6, 2022 at 9:12 pm

    480p only? weird

  40. Keith Delp on June 6, 2022 at 9:14 pm

    Rex? Turn the tables on yer girl with a reverse tic-tac-toe challenge!

  41. Carlos Eduardo Langoni on June 6, 2022 at 9:15 pm

    I learned more from woodworking in the last couple of weeks, since I found this channel, than on the other 6 months since I started research about it (an watched a ton of videos on youtube).
    Now, to complete the the ‘game’, I can see that woodworking for humans is more than a title, you are an amazing guy!
    Thanks Rex! Congrats from Brazil!

  42. Wasteland Goat on June 6, 2022 at 9:16 pm

    I do have a random question for you, How much room do you have in your shop space? I’m looking for a space to do projects and right now the best I can come up with is a shipping container. If I use 13’x 7.5" (after 2×2 framing and insulation) of a 20 foot container I would have about 91 Square Feet to play with. On good days I can take work outside but I’m figuring for cold, snowing or raining days and I wanna do some fun projects.

  43. James Parrott on June 6, 2022 at 9:16 pm


  44. Shantel Fullerton on June 6, 2022 at 9:19 pm

    Find all the information you need on the Woodglut website.

  45. Randy Trashcan on June 6, 2022 at 9:20 pm

    Panic? I ain’t panicked, I’m prepared.

  46. Peter Smedley on June 6, 2022 at 9:21 pm

    Rex, you’re a cracking fella! Your knowledge, your skills, your explanations and patience are first rate…but it’s you and how you are that makes it all sing.

  47. Maurice Theriault on June 6, 2022 at 9:23 pm

    Right now, the nation needs every medical ventilators available. But, in a few months, we will have warehouses full of those devices, we won’t know what to do with them. I wonder if they could have a use in wood shop?

  48. Fox of STONKS on June 6, 2022 at 9:26 pm

    You are such a wholesome lad even when Florida man steals our toilet paper

  49. Bubsters on June 6, 2022 at 9:27 pm


  50. Daniel Wadeson on June 6, 2022 at 9:27 pm

    am i the only person who is 14 and just making these because they ran out of ideas ._.