A wooden car, but now I have to make another


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I made this for my son's speech therapist. She saw a toy airplane I made, and asked if I could make something for her grandson. She had bought a car for him, but it was really poorly made.

 

Anyway, last time I was at the woodshop, cleaned up some scraps, and glued/shaped everything over the course of a couple nights to a pattern based on a Morgan AeroMax.

 

The main body is eucalyptus. The strip is jatoba, and the outer body portions are walnut. The wheels and lights are walnut and maple. Of course, my son saw this and assumed it was his. So now I have an excuse to make another one... this time, probably a vintage Ferrari.

 

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wtn - 3/8" maple dowel in a 1/2" hole through the body. The wheels are glued on each end.The actual dimensions are about 14" long x 9" wide, with 2 1/8" wheels, so I had plenty of heft left in the body, and while there is some slop around the axle, it's fine, and I don't have to worry about it binding. The next one I make will be a little smaller (about 11 x 5, with 1.75" wheels), so I may have to rethink it for that one.

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OK, here's #2. It was originally a Ferrari GTB silhouette, but I made a couple mistakes - notably, not thinking about how wide the interior should flair out, so I ended up just being "inspired" by the Ferrari.

 

The body is black walnut, black locust, and  jatoba. Headlights are maple, tail lights are bloodwood

 

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