PLAYmake - 4 in 1 Workshop
If your children have been around tools and seen their parents work with real tools, they typically aren’t satisfied to use the plastic pretend play version for very long. As a family that is frequently tackling home improvement projects and renovations, this was the case in our home, so we purchased this for our son who was six. He was excited about the possibilities and started turning out small wood crafts immediately. The Playmat is made in Austria and functions as four different woodworking tools: a woodturning lathe, a jigsaw, a drill press and a sanding machine. No matter the configuration that you are using it in, the design is childproof with no accessible sharp edges. Designed to work best on thin plywood, balsa wood and soft wood, there are some limitations to what you can use. With the capability of four different tools, however, a wide array of projects are possible, from Christmas ornaments, small toys, doll furniture, and an endless array of wood crafts. The set includes: machine bed, tailstock, drive unit, drill, drilling and sanding table, tool rest, 12V safety adaptor, screw driver, detailed instructions and some wood for turning and sawing.
PLAYMAT is a fully operational wood-crafting workshop developed for the youngest "Do-It-Yourselfers". Creativity and technical understanding are encouraged.
Thousands of enthusiastic children have produced tiny art works in schools and during workshops and in doing so put all the applications to the acid test.
The PLAYMAT kit contains all the necessary parts for building up to 4 different, real working machines which can easily be assembled due to the well designed component pieces and easy connection system:
Table dimensions: 100x100mm
Distance desk surface - spindle nose: 0-40mm
Throat: 36 mm
For softwood with a diameter of up to 30mm
Center distance: 150mm
Swing over bed: 36mm
Jigsaw and Sander
For plywood with a thickness of up to 6 mm
Table size: 100x100mm
Stroke rate: 3.700 pm
Disk speed: 3.700 rpm
Disk : 30 mm
Sanding machine for sharpening tools and sanding work pieces
The only child-friendly jigsaw in the world. The short strokes allow for precise cutting, but the blade can only vibrate and does not injure the skin. A perfect tool for schools and workshops.
Thanks to the childproof construction of all the machines, there is no risk of injury.
Skillful youngsters can produce their first work pieces as early their pre-school years.
Have you ever wanted to try woodworking but didn’t want to invest in big tools? Or are your kids eager to start using real tools? These high-quality modular tools are great for getting started in woodworking, and they’re child friendly with no accessible sharp edges. Both the Unimat Basic and PLAYmake tools are reconfigurable for drilling, sanding, wood turning, and sawing and are powered by a strong 12V motor. The PLAYmake model works best with thin plywood, balsa wood, and soft wood and can be configured into a drill press, jig-saw, woodturning lathe, and sanding machine. The Unimat Basic is designed to work with wood, plastic, and soft metal and can be formatted as a handheld drill, stationary and handheld sander, jig-saw, and variations of wood turning machines. Both sets include safety goggles, screwdriver, and detailed instructions. The PLAYmake set also includes wood, so you can get started right away. Enjoy creating your own wooden models, dollhouse furniture, ornaments, or figures – the possibilities are endless! ~Rachel E.