Wooden toy car

  • Advertise with us
Project by dgom posted 10-09-2012 07:35 PM 1710 views 6 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a toy car I made for my youngest daughters 2nd birthday. It was turned from a piece of birch that I turned on my lathe and split in half, which means there will be two cars. The second car is not yet ready.

The wheels were also turned on the lathe. I turned a recess in the wheels so that I could fit a piece of bicycle inner tube. This makes the car a bit less “aggressive” on our wooden flooring, and also quieter.

I got the inspiration for the car from Playsam Streamliner

Update, March 25, 2013: Added the second (red) car that is now finished. My daughter got it today at her 5th birthday.

10 comments so far

View Kookaburra's profile


748 posts in 2160 days

#1 posted 10-09-2012 07:52 PM

Looks like this would fit perfectly into a 2 year old hand to race across the floor. Nice work. Does she get the other one too? Maybe red with black wheels – they you can race cars with her.

-- Kay - Just a girl who loves wood.

View UncleStumpy's profile


734 posts in 2249 days

#2 posted 10-09-2012 08:38 PM

Love it! But where is the radio control?

-- "They don't want it perfect - they want it SPECIAL"

View Fishinbo's profile


11362 posts in 2111 days

#3 posted 10-09-2012 09:19 PM

This is a toy befitting of a princess! Pretty!

View a1Jim's profile


117032 posts in 3513 days

#4 posted 10-09-2012 11:06 PM

Cool design and nice work.

-- wood crafting & classes

View Johnny Boy's profile

Johnny Boy

76 posts in 3155 days

#5 posted 10-09-2012 11:25 PM

And where is the battery slot ? :-).
No kidding, what kind of finish did you use ?.

-- Johnny Boy

View Arlin Eastman's profile

Arlin Eastman

4148 posts in 2497 days

#6 posted 10-09-2012 11:27 PM

I think it is so nice. Well done

-- Please help me help other Vets click..> is always the right time, to do the right thing.

View SPalm's profile


5316 posts in 3818 days

#7 posted 10-10-2012 07:22 PM

That is really nice.
What a cool idea.


-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

View helluvawreck's profile (online now)


30544 posts in 2802 days

#8 posted 10-10-2012 08:12 PM

Way to go, Dad. I bet that she loves it.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

View dgom's profile


56 posts in 1992 days

#9 posted 11-16-2012 05:03 PM

@ S├ębastien Ochart
I used Humbrol Premium Quality Enamel the finish.

View Wholesaletoys's profile


52 posts in 1079 days

#10 posted 07-07-2015 06:43 AM

Nice, well made.

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics