Wooden World of an old imp
Song Hong enjoys himself in the world of making wooden toys.
Wooden stone mill.
Greek temple which can open and close the door automatically.
Lovely ant who moves house.
CHONGQING (CQNEWS) -- Some people call 63-year-old Song Hong as an old imp, who has a pair of skillful hands and can make all kinds of wooden objects. He has built a wooden factory in his attic to enjoy himself in the world of making wooden toys. Although many people ask him to make objects, he seldom agrees that.
“I just make what I like. If I’m interested in it, I will take some time for it but I don’t want to repeat something I ever made" Song said.
His grandson cherishes wooden toy cars he made
For the interview, Song specially went to his daughter's home to negotiate with his little grandson whether or not he can bring back these wooden toy cas for a while and show them to the reporter.
The little grandson cherishes them so much and refused it, so when his grandson went to kindergarten, Song secretly brought back these toys like the convertible jeep, racing car, excavator, classic car, cement mixer and truck. In addition to seven cars, it includes jewelry box, business card clip, ant toy, saving pot, seal box, desk lamp, Chaotianmen Bridge model, wooden jewelry. All of them are wooden objects made by Song in person with delicate appearance and good texture on the table.
"Don't think these gadgets are easy to make. My grandson loves these wooden cars very much and he has two total opposite attitudes for the bought and made toy cars. After playing, he will throw the bought ones readily in a short time while actively put them back to their original position for my toys. He knows that it is made by his grandfather and different from what he bought, so he needs to cherish.” pointing to the photo of his grandson, Song said happily in front of the photo wall in the living room.
At least 500 tools in the attic
The reporter found that in his attic where the factory is located, all sizes of tools are laid here and alone for large machines there are over 10 in the well-arranged space of 20 square meters.
Open a tool cabinet casually, there are tools placed regularly according to the type and size. Manual tools are placed in one cabinet and electric tools in another. Reporter roughly counted the number of these tools, at least 500 pieces, where is like a small factory.
Song displayed a newly finished wooden toy - touched the woodpecker lightly, it will peck the pole downward to make the rolling wood blocks, barrel, rhinoceros, character operated." In the past time, there is no these interesting toys, and now you can have a fun playing with them together.” Song laughed like a child while playing with these toys made by him.
Though Song has made many toys, her daughter is unhappy because he didn’t make toys for her when she was a child. Therefore, he uses wood to make Lu Ban's tools like ink fountain, saw and ball become pendants for his daughter. When his wife was not at home, he secretly cut the leather bag that his wife didn’t use into parts and made a leather case for knife. Making these wooden objects is his interest and he won’t remake the same one and sell the gadgets he made. (Translated by Jiang Yuling, Fathom Language Limited)