|Project by PocketHole69||posted 01-03-2011 06:49 AM||2122 views||18 times favorited||12 comments|
I started off making simple toy cars out of 2×4s based on all of souichiro's cool projects . The 2×4 cars are just plain ole’ pine 2×4s finished with a wipe on oil. I gave them to my nephew for Christmas and he loved them- so easy to make and everybody thought they were the cutest thing ever.
Then I decided I was having fun and went all out on the cool factor. I found a book on making toy cars, purchased the PDF, and went to work with the band saw and scroll saw cutting out the “gangster” and “muscle car” models.
The bodies are from a piece of 6/4 Spanish cedar I picked up for $5 out of the “bargain bin” at the wood store and various walnut and cherry (I think?) scraps I had around the shop. Then I drowned them in shellac. I’m not so good at shellac’ing stuff just yet, but whatever- they’re shiny and shellac is 100% natural and kid safe (After all, it’s made from beetle poop!)
I see a lot of toy cars in my son’s future… so what if he’s not due until Feb 2nd.
-- Jason, Atlanta, GA