|Project by Big_Bob||posted 12-01-2012 11:18 PM||1256 views||5 times favorited||6 comments|
One of the nice things about having grandkids is making toys for them. I also made these same cars for my own children 29 years ago. I got the plans from http://www.freeww.com/carsandtrucks.html I have however modified the plans slightly. The car hoods were rounded off and the finders were shortened. This makes the cars look more like a 1949 MG and the finders are less likely to break off when the child drives the car into the furniture. You can guess how I know that. Also, if you use ¼ inch dowels as solid axels they are less likely to break when your child stands on them.
Car bodies are made of Colorwood, the finders are made of Red Oak, wheels, pegs for the spare tire and hood ornament and people are bought from a craft store. They are finished with lacquer except for the wheels that have no finish.
All comments are welcomed.
-- Bob Clark, Tool Collector and Sawdust Maker