TOYS: Kris Backenstose produces laser-cut wooden toys and other objects in his Point Reyes Station home.   David Briggs

When he was a child, Kris Backenstose helped his father, a carpenter with a pilot’s license, build an airplane from scratch. It was his father’s lifelong dream to own an airplane, and the project took the pair years to complete. Today, Mr. Backenstose, an IT consultant living in Point Reyes Station, is making airplanes again, but this . . .

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