|Project by Brett||posted 09-19-2011 09:40 AM||2809 views||21 times favorited||18 comments|
As woodworkers, I’m sure that most of us have made, or at least considered making, Christmas gifts for family and friends. I’m no exception.
These are some cars and trucks that I made for Christmas (2009) for my kids. I have 7 kids so that is why there are so many.
I found a basic style of car that I liked and I sketched out the designs on paper and made copies for patterns to cut them out. I used simple 3/4” thick pine bought from one of the big box stores. I drilled the holes for the windows and, cut the bodies out on the bandsaw. I bought the wooden wheels from the craft store and sprayed them black. I chucked a dowel in a cordless drill and spun the black wheels to paint silver rims and some with white walled tires. The car bodies were sprayed with the colors that you see.
My favorites are the semi trucks with the ACME logo on them. Is ACME a real company? As a kid, I never understood what ACME was when I saw it in the cartoons. Come to think of it, I still don’t think that I get it. :)
Anyway, the kids loved the cars, I had a blast making them, and we still find these cars scattered throughout the house so they must still be getting played with.
Thanks for looking.
-- Hand Crafted by Brett Peterson John 3:16 http://www.TheCrookedNail.blogspot.com