|Project by BenjamenJohnson||posted 04-25-2012 09:16 PM||1874 views||8 times favorited||8 comments|
I made this toy car out of purple and yellow heart for my nephew—his father is a Vikings fan. I used the same template I made for previous car.
I resawed the piece for the stripe on my table saw then cut the three body parts separately on my scroll saw before gluing them together, from previous experience I’ve learned my scrolls saw doesn’t handle +1” woods very well. Then I finished shaping the body on an oscillating sander and a router table.
The wheels were cut with a holes saw, shaped on the router table, and finish sanded on the drill press. I made the 1/4” axles using a homemade dowel cutter. I used plastic washers I cut out of a milk jug between the wheels and the body.
I finished the car with 4 (maybe 5, I can’t count that high) coats of wipe on urethane.
-- Benjamen Johnson, Burbs of Minneapolis