|Project by ralbuck||posted 10-01-2012 07:19 PM||1049 views||6 times favorited||4 comments|
Youngest grandson wanted some toy cars for his frinds.
Scrap 2×2 was used.. Setup the drill press to use a fence to drill the axel hole. Just to keep them level if using same size wheels. It drills straighter than I do otherwise.. I drill them about-( just free-hand and use the time-honored “GUESSTIMATE” for measure on many things like this.—then drew the body shapes.
Next was just cutting them on the Dewalt788. It cuts 2 by very easily; when you remember to use an old candle to lube the blade.
Nezt was some extra shaping on the belt sander. The final was a Very fine sandpaper on the Palm sander.
The wheels were gluled to dowel on one side. let cure a little; then the other side.
I cut my axels a little long then finish length down with the belt sander.
I always use some candle wax rubbed into the center of the axel.. The belt sander with the toy flat running the wheels breaks them in nicely without having to drill sloppy holes.
Kids like them, they are cheap and even give you an excuse to play again!
-- just rjR