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Build Your Own Wooden Race Car

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Your wooden race car probably won’t look like this, but you can dream!

A circular saw can be used to do many different DIY projects. It can be used to create one-of-a-kind furniture, décor items, and can even be used to build a wooden race car. You may not think to use a circular saw to build a race car, but porter cable trim saws are known to make many jobs much easier.

Choose your plans

The circular saw can be versatile. If you are building your own wooden race car, you will first need to find a design that you want. You can find design plans online, or you can check out a book from the library if you are more traditional. Next, you will want to get all of your materials together. You can also design your very own blueprint of you enjoy that sort of thing or if you have the talent.

To begin you will need:

  • Your design plans (blueprint)
  • Porter cable trim saw
  • Pine
  • Nails
  • 120 and 200 grit sandpaper
  • Paintbrush and paints or spray paint
  • Wheels
  • Graphite
  • Decals(if desired)
  • Weights
  • Safety glasses

Get ready to build

Once you’ve gathered all your tools and materials, you can begin. Take your block of pine wood and draw the shape of your car on it. Then you can use your circular show to cut it to the desired shape. Next, you will want to sand the whole thing down with sandpaper. A 120 grit will make everything nice and smooth, will make the car go faster and will also help the paint to stick better.

Decorate your car

Next, you can paint your car. You can make it one solid color, paint designs such as racing stripes or flames, or just get really creative with it. It is better to paint a few thin coats rather than one thick coat. It’ll turn out better because you’re less likely to get drips and the paint will dry faster. Let the car dry between each coat and sand after the paint is dry. Your final sanding should be with 200 grit sandpaper. If you are adding decals, now would be the time to add them.

Add the wheels

Now you are ready to add the wheels. Simply place the wheels on the axel and tap them onto the car with a hammer. All it takes is a light tap, and you are good to go. You can add graphite to help it go faster too.

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