Thursday, November 8, 2018

Using Double Sided Tape For Sandiing Duplicate Wooden Toy Car Parts

Using Double Sided Tape to Hold Wooden Toy Car Fenders Together for Sanding
Using Double Sided Tape to Hold Wooden Toy Car Fenders Together for Sanding

I use double sided carpet tape to hold these fenders together for sanding so they will be as close to identical as I can make them. I use a 1x42 inch belt sander and a delicate touch for the outside curves and a spindle sander for the inside curves.  The rest of the edges are done by hand using files and sandpaper.

I'm not making any attempt to color match the wood. It's going to be sealed and painted, so the color doesn't matter.  The little bit of purple paint will get sanded off.

Because these are made from pine construction lumber, they are very easy to break while sanding. If I break a fender, it gets tossed into the kindling bucket, and I need to make another pair. Once the fenders get glued on, they are quite strong.

Below is a completed toy car.

Handmade Wooden Toy Car -  Bad Bob Custom Motors Coupe - Green and Yellow
Handmade Wooden Toy Car -  Bad Bob Custom Motors Coupe - Green and Yellow


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