|Project by Sam_Fox||posted 1082 days ago||1284 views||3 times favorited||6 comments|
Over the last couple of years I have made probably a dozen of these, normally out of walnut or maple. I recenlty purchased some purple heart and cherry, and made 8 of these little buggers with the scraps I had left over from another project (okay, so I bought a little extra). I got a little creative and made a racing stripe on some. The tires I cut out of ash with a hole saw on the drill press, I try to burn them pretty good to give them more of a tire look, then I put small cuts on them with the bandsaw to give them some traction…. The sanding is what takes so much time… a little of little nooks… I don’t normally finish them, but some times I will use a butcher block formula… I just know how kids like to put things in their mouths. Most the time I personalize them by burning the initials of the recipient along with the date on the underside.
They are a lot of fun to make, and if you make a bunch at a time they really go together fast. I think next year I am going to produce a bunch to donate…
forgot to mention… there is a 1 dollar coin (ok.. a Loonie) in the second picture to give some perspective…
thanks for looking.