Wooden Toy Wheels
How to make wooden toy wheels
Most of the time it is a lot easier to buy ready made wooden wheels, but there may be a reason that you will want to make your own.
Who would have thought making a simple wooden disc would be such a challenge? As with most things in life, it is easy to do, but not so easy to do well.
Make washers from plastic milk bottles using a hollow punch.
Apply candle wax to the area of the axle that fits inside the body of the toy.
More ways to make toy wheels.
To make small diameter wheels, use a wooden dowel cut into slices. The challenge then becomes to locate the center for the axle.
This type of wheels may prove to be fine for small pull-along toys. Be aware that small objects may present a choking hazard for small children.
It may be easier to buy a selection of ready made toy wheels.
A selection of wooden toy wheels from Amazon.com including axle pegs.
Woodwork forums discussion on using circle cutters to make wooden wheels.
Making wooden toy wheels - from woodwork forums, how to make wagon type wheels.
Spoke wheel jig for model makers, also from woodwork forums.
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