Toy for 2 Year Old #1: Part 1: Main Body

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Blog entry by EdsCustomWoodCrafts posted 01-30-2015 03:42 PM 1075 reads 0 times favorited 0 comments Add to Favorites Watch
no previous part Part 1 of Toy for 2 Year Old series Part 2: Part 2: Wheel & Wheel Axels »

Project Materials
3/4” & 3/8” Dowel
2×4 pine
1.5” wheels
Parachute Cord

Tools Used:
Table Saw
Drill Press 7/8” Forstner Bit

I have been wanting to try and make some toys for my 2 year old son and I am very happy with the outcome this took me so long but I guess that’s what comes when you make something for your children…. A lot of research went into this project from how to make wheel axles to what type of paints to use that are colorful and safe for children.. I have completed the project but I’m not going to post it until this blog is posted …. Hope you find it interesting…

Here is my journey!!!!!

I decided that the main body would be made of 2 pieces of 4×2x12” and my first step was to glue the two pieces to each with glue and router a notch at the end so as that I could tie some parachute cord so as that he could pull it.

I routered a 1/4’ groove into the back of the body using a 1/2” straight bit. (it was great using the router table again, its been a little while.
See pics below:

Next I used my brand new Drill press and drilled in the holes: I used a 7/8” forstner bit so as that there would be some give when he can push and pull out the dowels…

I drilled 3/8” holes through the body to fit the wheels axles (next step) and then I glued the little piece in the back of the main body with a 3/8” hole to receive the parachute cord later, and clamped it to let the glue set

-- Thanks Ed “A bad day woodworking is better than a good day working. ~Author unknown” . Come check out my website for more about what I make and how at

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