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Blog series by EdsCustomWoodCrafts updated 01-30-2015 08:32 PM 4 parts 4486 reads 4 comments total

Part 1: Part 1: Main Body

01-30-2015 03:42 PM by EdsCustomWoodCrafts | 0 comments »

Project Materials3/4” & 3/8” Dowel2×4 pine1.5” wheelsPaintParachute CordGlue Tools Used:Table SawRouterDrill Press 7/8” Forstner BitSandpaper 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 th...

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Part 2: Part 2: Wheel & Wheel Axels

01-30-2015 04:17 PM by EdsCustomWoodCrafts | 2 comments »

I decided that it would be a lot of fun to put wheels on this toy and I decided to use a 3/8” dowel with 1 1/2” wheel diameters and at the end I would make my own style of hubcap for lack of a better word out of some wooden acorns that I found in a local woodcraft store you can see below. The wheels had a hole 3/8” already in them and I needed to drill a little 3/8” hole in the hubcap to receive the dowel so as that the wheels literally didn’t fall off.. see t...

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Part 3: Wood Blocks

01-30-2015 08:28 PM by EdsCustomWoodCrafts | 1 comment »

To finish off the toy I decided to make 2 basic shapes square and round and I totally made these from scratch using 3/4” pine board, I painted them using toxic free paint that I bought at a craft store and I dipped them in shellac to give them a little finishing. The squares ate 1 7/8” sq by 3/4” thick, I used 7/8” forstner bit on my drill press to make the holes in the pieces..The round pieces were cut using my newly purchased hole saw set and to be honest I cant b...

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Part 4: The Finished Product

01-30-2015 08:32 PM by EdsCustomWoodCrafts | 1 comment »

Well here it is….. One more thing I didn’t glue anything else, the dowels come out and are interchangeable with all the dowel holes and obviously the blocks can be positioned anywhere as well….

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