|Project by DaleMaley||posted 03-28-2015 11:29 AM||1544 views||3 times favorited||12 comments|
When I finished the first of these 1922 race cars, the yellow one, I previously posted it here.
I went a little crazy and made 4 more of the race cars, for a total of 5.
The 1922 book, Advanced Toy Making for Schools by David M. Mitchell, has many design patterns for children’s toys. You can download a free copy of the book here.
This book is about the equipment needed to teach a boy’s woodworking shop class in 1922. At the end of the book are many patterns for the class to make items.
One of these patterns is for a neat looking 1922 toy racing car:
I entered the plan into Google Sketchup.
The toy car is made of plain pine. I bought same fancy spoked wheels as well.
The biggest challenge I had was how to make the air louvers in the curved hood. I am not very good at free-hand painting, especially this small of an item.
My wife had the idea of using thin veneer wood, painting it, then gluing it onto the hood. I used some very thin holly veneer, and it worked :) I did this on the 1st car, but ended up using masking tape and painting on the louvers on the rest of the cars.
I made a total of 5 cars on this run, all of which will be gifts for grandchildren, or other family children. They should make great toys.
I took these cars to work, and 4 of my 27 to 65 year-old co-workers really liked them and wanted to take them home!!
If you are interested in my trials & tribulations of making this project, see my web site.
-- Dale, Illinois, http://dalemaley.webs.com/