Required Tools and Materials:
Thin wood plank - I used 1/4" x 5" x 10" plywood scrap
Bamboo Skewer or wooden dowel
Drill and Bits
Laser Cutter with drawing software.
Step 1: Create drawing and cut with laser
Be sure to draw in windows. Also make small holes for the wheel centers and axle mounts on the body.
I made one wheel with the hub hole and copied it three more times. I drew the top car and copied it as well so all parts would be the same.
Cut parts out with the laser.
Sand rough edges smooth.
Step 2: Glue Body Halves
Be careful not to mar the wood in the vise by going too tight.
Step 3: Create Axles
Cut two axles being sure they spin freely through the body.
Step 4: Attach wheels to your car
Step 5: Glue windows back in car
I used scrap skewer wedges to hold in everything in place while the windows dried.
Step 6: Enjoy your new toy
Play with your car or give it to someone who will.
Laser cutting is great for making intricate parts quickly and easily.
I made this Instructable at The Tech Shop in Menlo Park.
Take the class - its informative. Tell them Roballoba sent you!