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Picture of Easy Laser Cut Wooden Car Toy
I had just learned how to operate the Epilog Helix Laser Cutter and Engraver at the Tech Shop and thought a toy car would be a fun way to test my new skills in a limited amount of time.

Required Tools and Materials:

Thin wood plank - I used 1/4" x 5" x 10"  plywood scrap
Bamboo Skewer or wooden dowel
Wood Glue
Utility Knife
Sand Paper
Drill and Bits
Laser Cutter with drawing software.

Step 1: Create drawing and cut with laser

Picture of Create drawing and cut with laser
First you need to draw your car body and 4 wheels in a drawing program like Corel Draw or Adobe Illustrator.
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.

Remove parts.

Sand rough edges smooth.
 
Cool profile on this car!
roballoba (author)  audreyobscura1 year ago
Thanks! I was inspired by the 1930's racers crossed with a corolla if I thought about it at all... ps - We can't wait to make watermelon jerky!!!
Cool profile on this car!