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Project by dgom posted 687 days ago 1061 views 5 times favorited 9 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.





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Kookaburra

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#1 posted 687 days ago

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.

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UncleStumpy

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#2 posted 687 days ago

Love it! But where is the radio control?

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

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#3 posted 687 days ago

This is a toy befitting of a princess! Pretty!

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#4 posted 687 days ago

Cool design and nice work.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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Johnny Boy

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#5 posted 687 days ago

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

-- Johnny Boy

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Arlin Eastman

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#6 posted 687 days ago

I think it is so nice. Well done

-- It is always the right time, to do the right thing.

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SPalm

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#7 posted 686 days ago

That is really nice.
What a cool idea.

Steve

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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helluvawreck

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#8 posted 686 days ago

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

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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dgom

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#9 posted 649 days ago

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

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