Toy Cars

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Project by PocketHole69 posted 1199 days ago 1989 views 17 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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

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#1 posted 1199 days ago

Yeah, I could see your son getting a lot of those they are real nice.

-- Bill - "Freedom flies in your heart like an Eagle" Audie Murphy

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#2 posted 1199 days ago

I think these turned out just awesome! I really like the little car 2×4, it reminds me of my first car. I can’t even remember what that car was, but it was so cool. So cool in fact, that someone actually stole the hood ornament one night. LOL. Anyway, they turned out great, and I’m sure that your boy will love them too. And your nephew is a lucky young man. Keep him in the wood toys, we’ll make them all into lumberjocks :)

Thanks so much for sharing these, Jason!

-- Dale, Oregon

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#3 posted 1199 days ago

Nice job!! They look great.

-- Jack, Albuquerque

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#4 posted 1199 days ago

I love the big fat fendered ones. The one looks like a 40 Willys.

-- Behold, thou hast made my days as an handbreadth; and mine age is as nothing before thee: verily every man at his best state is altogether vanity. Selah. --- Psalm 39:5

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#5 posted 1199 days ago

Great cars ,Thanks for posting them , i too did a few trucks.

-- In His service ,Richard

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#6 posted 1199 days ago

That is a car with attitude!

-- Div @ the bottom end of Africa. "A woodworker's sharpest tool should be his mind."

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#7 posted 1199 days ago

Toys are always fun projects and well appreciated.

-- Rick, Tennessee, John 3:16

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#8 posted 1199 days ago

I love the gangster car and muscle car. You are definately are getting. Thanks for posting.

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#9 posted 1198 days ago

So nice!
Best thoughts,

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#10 posted 1198 days ago

These are really nice. They have a shape that feels good. The big holes in the cars make them easy for little hands to hold and roll across the floor. Great Job!

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#11 posted 1195 days ago

You have made an old idea new and interesting. Now I’ll have to make some. Those cars are cool!

-- Terry Roswell, L.A. (Lower Alabama) "Life is what happens to you when you are making other plans."

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#12 posted 854 days ago

Great job!

I have these same plans. They are unique.

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