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How to build a wooden car

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Here we show you step by step on how to build a wooden car in details with pictures. The method to build a wooden car is the easiest among all other techniques. You can learn these steps and build your own wooden car although you can buy a ready made wood model car. You can also spend some quality time with your child to teach him how to build a wooden car in few easy steps. With some extra tips, you can even build a wooden race car that goes fast!

Step 1: Determine wooden car patterns

Determine what kind of wooden car you want to build. What are the sizes, wood material, as well as the car model? From there you can draft wooden car patterns or the car plans. Then prepare the needed material. Here we choose plywood because it is the most common wood you can buy from any hardware stores. Alternatively you can choose to use pinewood or mahogany wood which is better quality and more expensive.

Step 2: Prepare the needed material

Material needed are plywood, nails, hammer, paint, mini car seats, 2 rods, 4 wheels, 4 clamps, a mini steering wheel, sandpaper, wood glue, gloves and goggles for protections during the work, wood sealer to make the car look gloss! You can get rods, wheels, and clamps from any unwanted toy car, that’s the easiest and fastest way. Otherwise, you will have to build it with wood to completely create a wood car.

Step 3: Carve the wood

Now you will have to carve the wood according to the car model you want to build. If you love Ford Model T you will have to carve the plywood according to the car look. However, this requires a little advance skills. If you just want to build a normal wooden car, you can leave the plywood in square. Sand the wood and apply wood sealer to make the car look gloss. Remember to wear your gloves and goggles while performing the task.

Step 4: Attach car parts

Make two holes at the plywood for the 2 rods to go through and hold the wheels in place with the rods. Alternatively, you can use clamps to attach the rods to the bottom of the car if you find it difficult to make holes. Now you will need to nail the car seats to the car body. Also, attach the steering wheels as well as all other parts to the car. On the other hand, you can make a money box if you would like to make a wooden car money box.

Step 5: Detailing

Same as actual car, you need detailing. You can paint the car according to any color you want or use the paint to draw the logo. You can also add lightings using small size battery to make the car lively. That’s how to build a wooden car in five easy steps. See also: step by step to build a mousetrap car, how to build pinewood derby cars.

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