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Wooden hydraulic power kits

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@The NYC Toy fair 2008 there are some toy makers that are doing new things, White Wings is traditionally known for their high performance paper gliders based on the science of flight. Their planes were created by Japan’s foremost paper airplane authority, Dr. Ninomiya – they have robust balsa fuselages and special paper for the airfoils. But that’s not what I thought was the most interesting from them – they are carrying a set of wooden hydraulic power kits (cherry picker, platform lifter, excavator, scissor life and 4-in-1 combo) — they’re a delightful combination of wood and medical looking syringes filled with liquid, press the plunger in and things lift or move. Great kits.

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  • Whitewings – Link.
  • More photos of Wooden hydraulic power kits (and planes) @ Flickr – Link.
  • Giant set of NYC Toy fair 2008 photos @ Flickr – Link.
  • MAKE’s coverage of the NYC Toy Faire 2008 in one place! – Link.

16 thoughts on “Wooden hydraulic power kits

  1. definitely a remake possibility. my brother made one of these for a grade 8 science project. i’m not sure if he’s still got it, i’ll try and find some pics.

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