|Project by richgreer||posted 12-30-2010 05:46 PM||1450 views||2 times favorited||9 comments|
First, a thank you to bigbuddha who posted a similar project a while ago (project 30222). I got this idea from his project.
You will see that I used my own preferences on some design issues. I believe his was to be a gift for a little girl and mine is to be a gift for little boy. I think mine has more of a boyish look.
This is almost all oak. The only exception are washers I made out of lignum vitae that spaces the wheels out 1/8” from the sides of the box. Except for the linum vitae washers and the handle, all the wood came from a single 4/4 board. The handle is turned from a 6/4 piece of oak. As is my preference, there is no hardware in this project. I added some dowels to the joints but I think that is more for show. The glue alone will hold it.
In the forum recently, you have seen me comment on my problems with cutting circles (wheels) on the bandsaw and the challenge I had with dowels that were too big to fit into their hole without some heavy sanding on the dowel. Both of those problems came up on this project.
Nonetheless, it is done and the 18 month old recipient is very happy.
Remember – The best toys are hand made from wood and require no batteries.
-- Rich, Cedar Rapids, IA - I'm a woodworker. I don't create beauty, I reveal it.