Introduction: Citroen DS Wooden Toy Car
What do you need?
- Scroll saw. An entry-level model is fine. Make sure you buy a scroll saw that has the saws easily available.
- Wood. I use 12mm wood. This is easy to obtain at the local hardware store and also available in smaller sizes.
- Eye and hearing protection.
- Sandpaper. Available everywhere and inexpensive. Make sure you have a good stock, you will need it!
- Printer paper. For printing the plans.
- Masking tape. Wide strips.
- Cordless drill. For drilling the holes for the axles.
- Wood glue. White sticky paste. Bison is always good.
- Linseed oil. By treating wood with linseed oil the wood is protected against weather influences and dehydration and rotting is prevented.
- Paintbrush. For applying or distributing the glue and linseed oil.
- Glue spray.
Step 1: Download the .pdf File and Print It.
Free download on my website:
Step 2: Cut the Parts Apart.
Step 3: Saw the Required Pieces of Wood (12mm) to Size.
Step 4: Lay the Wood With Masking Tape.
Step 5: Spray the Back of the Paper With Glue and Stick It on the Masking Tape.
Step 6: Use a Drill With a Thickness of 7mm for the Axle Holes at the Front of the Car.
Step 7: The Axle Holes at the Front May Be Fully Drilled Through.
Step 8: Use a 6mm Drill Bit for the Axle Holes at the Rear of the Car. These May Not Be Drilled Deeper Than 5mm!
Step 9: A Piece of Masking Tape at 5 Mm From the Drill Clearly Shows How Deep the Drill Goes.
Step 10: Also Drill a Hole on the Spot of the Window. Make Sure It Is Big Enough So That Your Saw Fits Through.
Step 11: When Sawing, Ensure Good Eye Protection. Use the Screen on the Scroll Saw or a Pair of Goggles. I Also Use Hearing Protection and a Mouth Cover.
Step 12: Pull the Paper and Tape Away From the Wood.
Step 13: Make Two Axles (6mm Thick) of 20mm and 60mm Long.
Step 14: Sand the Parts Smoothly. I Use 150 Grit Sandpaper. the Wheels Are Purchased and Are 33mm and 10mm Thick.
Step 15: A Small Amount of Glue Is Enough for the Small Rear Axle.
Step 16: Tap the Axle Into the Hole With a Small Hammer.
Step 17: Mark the Spot With a Pen or Pencil Where You Do Not Want to Have Glue.
Step 18: Let the Glue Dry Briefly and Clamp the Parts Together Well.
Always check that the parts do not slide through the glue. Remove the excess glue.