Introduction: Wooden Toy Car

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I bought this really cool wheel cuter and wanted to make a project with my kids.

Step 1: Things You Will Need

Piece of timber - I used 150 X 65 X 19 Pine

I used 100 X 100 12 ply for the wheels with a Diameter of 40mm

Dowel 6mm X 100 long


I used coloured pencils for effect




Drill press

Circle cutter

Step 2: Body

Picture of Body

I drew the shape of an old style car on the timber could be any style/shape you like. Could be a truck bus tractor etc.

Using a handsaw I cut out the shape.

I roughed out the shape with a wood rasp and finished with sandpaper.

Started with 60grit then 90, 120 and finished with 180.

Step 3: Wheels

Picture of Wheels

Securing the timber in a vice and using the circle cutter cut about half way through.Then turn the timber over and using the center hole cut rest of wheel out,

Repeat for all 4 wheels.

The wheels need to be sanded to get a smooth finish.

Step 4: Fitting Wheels to Car

Picture of Fitting Wheels to Car

I sat the wheel on the car to make they looked right height and length wise.

Once I was happy I drilled a 7mm hole through. The dowel is 6mm I used 7mm for clearance to make sure they turned nicely.

I cut the dowel to length @ 50mm and glued one end. After it dried I push it through, checked length was right and glued other end.

Step 5: Finishing

Picture of Finishing

Before I fitted the wheels I coloured the body and added stripes. I used boiled linseed oil to the wheels as I love the look of the grain but they needed some form of protection.

I used our sticker maker for the numbers just to make it look neat.

Step 6:


healthybutty (author)2017-01-02

Love that bit! I must get one!

Woodworker_17 (author)2015-07-13

I really like how those wheels look with that bit, where did you get the bit

motoring (author)Woodworker_172015-07-14

I bought it from Carba tec in Melboure. I am sure lots of other wood work/hobbie shops would sell them.

liquidhandwash (author)2015-07-13

That is a cool little car.

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