Toy Baby Carriage from 2x4

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Project by RandyMorter posted 12-20-2012 02:48 AM 1406 views 2 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is another very simple project out of 2×4’s. I meant it to be something I could make for girls similar to the simple toy train from 2×4 project I did. This has a little bit more work to it than the train but not a lot.

It’s basically a bandsaw box type of construction. I did have to joint the 2 by in order to glue a couple of them together to get the blank wide enough. Then I cut out the profile, sliced off substantial sides (about 3/8 inch thick), cut out the inside of the carriage, and then cut off the “handle” portion from the middle part only.

I sanded the inside of the carriage prior to glueing the sides back on. Then, drilled a hole for some store bought 3/16 inch dowel for a handle, holes for the store bought axles and wheels.

I did get smarter on this one and set the depth of the axle holes so they leave about 1/16 inch of clearance for the wheels to spin. On the train I just drilled holes all the way through and had to ensure I had a bit of a shim between the wheels and the body when gluing the axles in to ensure the wheels would turn.

The finish is some spray shellac.

-- Randy Morter, Phoenix, AZ

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#1 posted 12-20-2012 02:49 AM

I like it, nice work.

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#2 posted 12-20-2012 06:51 PM

this is a cool idea thanks for sharing it

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#3 posted 12-20-2012 07:46 PM

That so cute and nice!

-- "someone has to be wounded for others to be saved, someone has to sacrifice for others to feel happiness, someone has to die so others could live"

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#4 posted 12-22-2012 06:29 AM

Thanks everyone! I know it’s nothing terribly difficult but I think it might make the little girl smile!

-- Randy Morter, Phoenix, AZ

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#5 posted 02-03-2013 12:18 AM

G’Day Randy,
What a great project and thank you heaps for the WIP photos.
It’s always seems harder to find easy to build projects for the little girls, well done.
Cheers, crowie

-- Lifes good, Enjoy each new day...... Cheers from "On Top DownUnder" Crowie

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