|Project by RandyMorter||posted 12-20-2012 02:48 AM||1247 views||2 times favorited||5 comments|
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