East Laurel Woodcrafts is a family business started by Delmar Eby. Delmar, a father of six, began making toys as a hobby while teaching at a private school in the late ’80s. Although Delmar’s skills are basically self-taught, both his father and grandfather liked to work with wood – perhaps it’s in their blood. The Eby’s toys are functional and are constructed completely with wood using very little hardware. Most of the wood used to construct their toys is obtained locally, with the exception of cedar and mahogany.