|Project by olivine||posted 10-25-2012 03:43 AM||1639 views||21 times favorited||19 comments|
I made one of these for my daughter a few years ago and have decided they are great presents for friends having kids. The nice thing about the project is that they are mega easy, take only an hour or so each and kids love them. I got a little carried away this time and decided to make several at once. I just couldn’t help having a little fun taking pictures afterwards either.
The car bodies are made from 3/4” white ash and colored with analine dye and finished with shellac. The wheels are maple and finished with tung oil. I picked up a hundred of the wheels somewhere online for about $0.20 a wheel.
The first one was cut with a bandsaw and I used files to smooth the profile, but filing took forever so I made a pattern for routing. It was a little frightening to route such a small object. I also lost two in the process when I hit some wave in the grain.