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Forum topic by AJswoodshop posted 09-29-2012 02:56 PM 1991 views 0 times favorited 11 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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AJswoodshop

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09-29-2012 02:56 PM

I’m working on some wooden toy cars for a friend, his birthday is coming up and I thought a car, or a wooden toy would be a good gift. Please share you’re toys that you’ve built in the comments!

Thanks!


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#1 posted 09-29-2012 03:05 PM

I haven’t built any toys, but Ive been wanting to build a small trebuchet for my daughter….well, maybe it’ll be for both of us.

ready…..aim….....fiiiiirrrreeeeee!!!!!!

-- Isaac- Decatur, GA - "Your woodworking....NOT machining parts for NASA!!!"

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#2 posted 09-29-2012 03:16 PM

Great Idea to make wooden toys for a birthday gift’s. Back in the 80’s I made a bunch of little trucks to give away to our friends with children. I put them in my LJ Gallery. I’ll be watching to see what other Lumberjocks say here on your post. Hope you get some good ideas!
Oh! And don’t forget to post your toy’s when you’re finished making them.

-- Tony C St Augustine FL, My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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Joe Lyddon

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#3 posted 09-29-2012 03:18 PM

Wooden Cars

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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#4 posted 09-29-2012 06:26 PM

AJ,
here are some that I did and one that my son did. These were pretty simple to do.

http://lumberjocks.com/projects/53666

http://lumberjocks.com/projects/69498

-- Hand Crafted by Brett Peterson John 3:16 http://www.TheCrookedNail.blogspot.com

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AJswoodshop

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#5 posted 09-29-2012 06:39 PM

Thanks guys! Some of these are great tips! I just started on the first car, I painted it orange, and I am waiting for the paint to dry so I can put on the wheels! It’s coming along!

Oh,
How do you put on the wheels? I want them to spin very smooth, so how do you put them on the car?

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Grandpa

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#6 posted 09-29-2012 10:38 PM

What kimd of wheels are you using. Pinewood derby cars use nails an plastic wheels. All wood toys use wood axles for wood wheels.

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woodshaver

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#7 posted 09-30-2012 02:06 AM

AJ,
Here is a youtube video of a woodworker building a wooden car. The video is a bit jerky but you will get the idea of how to attach the wheels here.
http://youtu.be/CD9qWcBvBlA

-- Tony C St Augustine FL, My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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#8 posted 09-30-2012 03:22 AM

Currently working on 3 rocking dinos for the christmas giveaway, you can see what they look like in my projects, I made 2 last year for daughter and nephew. As soon as these are glued and painted which should be mid-week I’ll start finishing up some wooden farm equipment from Kurtis Foote’s “How to Make Wooden Farm Toys”. He’s a lumberjock and has his book on amazon. Easy to follow along with.
After that I was thinking of getting some lazy susan bearings and make a sit and spin. The kind with the rigid center that has the round seat that goes around it. Seems like it could be fun since my daughter loves spinning.

-- --Rev. Russ in NY-- A posse ad esse

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#9 posted 09-30-2012 03:30 AM

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#10 posted 09-30-2012 07:35 PM

There are some seriously awesome wood model car and vehicle builders here on LumberJocks. I am not one of them.

However, a bag or two of wheels and axle pegs from the craft store, a little bit of hand saw work, and a step stool so that they could reach the drill press to pull down on the handle to make holes, and with just a little bit of help my pre-school nephews made these vehicles on a visit here.

(Okay, I think I ended up routing the recesses on the car carriers…)

They aren’t amazing vehicles, but they were primarily conceived and built by the nephews themselves.

-- Dan Lyke, Petaluma California, http://www.flutterby.net/User:DanLyke

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#11 posted 10-01-2012 04:13 PM

(Whoops, take it back. Re-reading, I realized they used the milling machine to route those…)

-- Dan Lyke, Petaluma California, http://www.flutterby.net/User:DanLyke

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