|Forum topic by InsideTheBox||posted 10-14-2015 06:01 PM||439 views||0 times favorited||1 reply|
10-14-2015 06:01 PM
Hey Fellow woodworkers/toymakers—
I have never put together a working wooden toy but would like to figure it out and bring in a ready-to-make project for an after-school upper elementary class. I figure they will learn and so will I (maybe I will learn never to try THAT again!). I have about 24 students in a 2-hour space every afternoon, that usually dwindles down to 10 by the end of the day.
Can anyone refer me to a source for how-to’s on small cars? I figure we can start with the concept of an axle and wheel stuck on a block (paint it and call it a car), and work our way up to batman or old-fashioned cars, a train for the holidays, and maybe a little wooden airplane. Yeah, I have high hopes. I’m also probably way underestimating my own prep time. Some of them will actually get it, though, and that will be cool. I have found a source for 100-200 cheap wheels that the school can actually afford, so thank goodness I don’t have to make or pay for THAT.
Any input is welcome!! Thanks!!
-- There's no such thing as a mistake; only a quick change of plans.