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Project by ww_bcn posted 11-16-2014 08:17 AM 2062 views 7 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hi LJs! After the warm welcome on my first project [http://lumberjocks.com/projects/107938] I decided to continue posting other woodworking projects that I’ve been doing for a while.

The next project I’m presenting here is a simple wooden toy car that I made a week ago for a 18 month old friend’s son. This was the first toy I ever made and I wanted to came with an original and ergonomic design without being too complicated to build. For the main body and the wheels I used scrap pieces of pine and beech. The other goal was to make a safe and durable toy. I used a 8mm metal rod for the wheel axis that I kept from a trash furniture instead of a beech rod which did not have in the shop. During the making process I learned some important things about making wooden toys for kids. One of them is to avoid the small pieces because although they are well glued, can be dangerous if somehow break loose. So in the second version of this car I did not use the tiny slices of beech rod to cover the metal axis (instead, I avoided the full bore of the wheel, leaving the axis hidden). In this second version I neither use the metal washers.

I stained the pine with a non toxic tint and for the finish I apply two coats of mineral oil. Next time I’m thinking to combine different wood species to avoid applying tint and therefore to provide a more natural and authentic product.

I also made a simple gift box for this car, as you can see I one of the pictures. It was made also with pine board that I put together with a simple butt joints. I made a rebate to allow to in and out a sliding cover in which I made a little circular recess to improve the ergonomics. I finished also with mineral oil and filled with pine shavings as packing protection for the toy.

If you liked this project you can also take a look to the video making proces.

I hope you like it. Be free to make any criticism or comment. I’ll try to answer your questions.

Needless to say that you can use freely the design of this toy. I encourage you to make a simple wooden toys for your children.

Regards from Barcelona!





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irtamos

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#1 posted 11-16-2014 09:01 AM

Well done! More please!!!!

-- irtamos, Belgium

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bryanmcdonald

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#2 posted 11-16-2014 11:05 AM

It’s really cute for kid

-- Bryan McDonald, http://ro-systemreviews.com, http://vacuumcleanerpicking.com/

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ralbuck

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#3 posted 11-16-2014 03:42 PM

I am a toymaker and like everything about your car!

Great job!

-- just rjR

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ww_bcn

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#4 posted 11-16-2014 06:35 PM

Thanks all for the positive feedback. I’m planning to post other projects in the next few days.


I am a toymaker and like everything about your car!

Great job!

- ralbuck

I appreciate it, especially coming from an expert in the subject. If you have some advices about anything I’ll be pleased to recieve them.

Regards.

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Silverhill

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#5 posted 11-17-2014 04:27 AM

Nice, very nice!

I have a new g-son and I see myself making lots of boy’s toys shortly.

Please post more projects!

Bill

-- 1st Cor. 15:1-4

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ww_bcn

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#6 posted 11-17-2014 08:59 AM



Nice, very nice!

I have a new g-son and I see myself making lots of boy s toys shortly.

Please post more projects!

Bill

- Silverhill

Congratulations Silverhil! I’ve no dubt you’re an awsome grandfather if you’re going to make such thing ;). Be free to use my design.

Soon, I’ll come with more projects.

Regards.

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hoss12992

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#7 posted 11-17-2014 06:11 PM

Great job on the car. Love the design and your videos are awesome. Great job

-- The Old Rednek Workshop https://www.facebook.com/theoldrednekworkshoptn

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ww_bcn

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#8 posted 11-18-2014 12:14 PM



Great job on the car. Love the design and your videos are awesome. Great job

- hoss12992

Thanks hoss! I hope coming up with more projects soon.

Here you have the next one: http://lumberjocks.com/projects/108061

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Wholesaletoys

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#9 posted 08-18-2015 11:24 AM

Very nice, good for kids, Great job.

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ww_bcn

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#10 posted 08-18-2015 11:34 AM



Very nice, good for kids, Great job.

- Wholesaletoys

Thank you Wholesaletoys for your comment. I invite you to check my youtube channel for more project:

www.youtube.com/woodworkingbarcelona

Regards!

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helluvawreck

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#11 posted 08-18-2015 01:50 PM

Nice toy and a good pattern. Congratulations and welcome from Lumberjocks.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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Wholesaletoys

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#12 posted 08-21-2015 08:24 AM

Sure ‘ww_bcn’, thanks for sharing your youtube link.

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