Shop Photos From A Recient Speedy Whieels Build Part 4 of 4

Handmade Wood Toy Cars "Speedy Wheels" Ready For Wheels
Handmade Wood Toy Cars "Speedy Wheels" Ready For Wheels

 

This post (part 4 of 4) is a series of photos I made during a recent Speedy Wheels build. Speedy Wheels are handmade wood toy cars cut from 1-1/2-inch thick pine.

I cut the car's body into two parts and finished one part with clear shellac and the other part with amber shellac. When I glue the parts back together, the result is a two-tone body with a clearly defined line that is almost impossible to get otherwise.

I don't usually make wheels; however, in this case, I did not have ready access to the correct size flat/slab wheels. I dug through my cutoffs and found enough pieces of wood to make a batch of wheels.

I have made many wheels over the years using a hold saw. This time I decided to try something different. Using Inkscape, I created patterns for my scroll saw and cut all the wheels with the saw. Cutting wheels with my scroll saw worked much better than the old hole saw method. The wheels still need sanding after cutting with the scroll saw, but not anywhere near as much sanding as is required using a hole saw. The sanding was mostly due to my inability to cut a perfect circle. Using a simple jig, I sand the wheels perfectly round and the same diameter. The patterns I used for these wheels are available in my Etsy shop.

The car bodies are cut from a pine 2x4 using a scroll saw. All of the trim pieces are made from walnut.

Handmade Wood Toy Cars "Speedy Wheels" Mounting Wheels
Handmade Wood Toy Cars "Speedy Wheels" Mounting Wheels

Handmade Wood Toy Cars "Speedy Wheels" Mounting Wheels
Handmade Wood Toy Cars "Speedy Wheels" Mounting Wheels

Handmade Wood Toy Cars "Speedy Wheels" Mounting Wheels
Handmade Wood Toy Cars "Speedy Wheels" Mounting Wheels

 

 

Handmade Wood Toy Cars "Speedy Wheels" Mounting Wheels
Handmade Wood Toy Cars "Speedy Wheels" Mounting Wheels

 

Handmade Wood Toy Cars "Speedy Wheels" Wheels On Drying Rack
Handmade Wood Toy Cars "Speedy Wheels" Wheels On Drying Rack

 

Handmade Wood Toy Cars "Speedy Wheels" Ready For Wheels
Handmade Wood Toy Cars "Speedy Wheels" Ready For Wheels

Handmade Wood Toy Cars "Speedy Wheels" Wheels On Drying Rack
Handmade Wood Toy Cars "Speedy Wheels" Wheels On Drying Rack

Handmade Wood Toy Cars "Speedy Wheels" Ready For Wheels
Handmade Wood Toy Cars "Speedy Wheels" Ready For Wheels


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