About the Toy Maker
Andy started making toys about 60 years ago and still has his first tractor, his “John Deere Model D” as he called it. A picture is included on this website. At that time mayonnaise jar lids served as wheels. At one time, he and his brother had a complete set of self-made farm buildings to go with their tractors and farm implements. Unfortunately over the past 60 years they have been lost. After retiring from the Air Force, he began his toy making in earnest and after 28 years is still enjoying it very much. Some of his first toys were donated to the Nellis AFB child care center and ended up being featured in the Air Force Times, Air Force Magazine and other local newspapers. He moved to South Carolina in 1997, but after retiring in 2009 he has donated full time to toy making. All of his designs which include, trucks, cars, trains, airplanes, helicopters, tractors and farm implements are of his own design. His doll furniture, which includes, chairs, tables, rocking chairs, beds, cradles, and high-chairs are also designed by him. Altogether, he has over 50 different items and the list is growing longer daily as he gets new ideas and people ask for new things. The key to toy making is imagination and as he says, I may get older, but I refuse to grow up.
Last Updated (Tuesday, 15 November 2011 00:50)