Intro: Wooden Toy Car
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
Step 2: 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
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
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
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.