How To Make A Circus Train For Stuffed Animals
How to make a circus train for stuffed animals is post about Woodworking Projects bookmarked by kurt with ID 1190434803 was uploaded on 28-03-2019 and has been viewed 101,760 times.
How to build it Cut the top (A) and bottom (B) boards to length.Use a hole saw to drill four 3-1/2-in.holes in the corners of the opening in the top board, then finish cutting the opening with a jigsaw.
Hang onto the circular cut outs - they're soon to become circus car wheels.(Note: Don't let kids use a hole saw; hole saws can be hard to control and will j*rk the entire drill if they catch on an edge).
Use a drill 1/2-in.drill bit (step 1) to bore the bungee cord holes.Cut the four corner supports (C) to length (step 2).Position the corner supports between the top and bottom, then secure with glue and 3d finish nails (step 3).
Predrill holes to prevent splitting.Once the glue has dried, weave the bungee cord (D) through the holes.If you need bungee cord, buy them from Amazon here.Start by securing one loose end of the cord to one corner of the bottom with a horseshoe fence staple.
After you weave a side, go back and re-stretch the cords, taking up slack as you go.The tension is about right when you can bend a 'bar' and it just touches its neighbor.Once all the bars are woven and tensioned right.
Secure the free end of the bungee cord with another fence staple and trim off the excess.Install the wheels (step 5).First, drill the axle holes in the bottom (B) then slide a washer, a wheel and another washer (in that order) over the shank of a 2-in.
screw.Install and tighten that scr*w in the axle hole.Finally, glue and nail the upper arched end panels (E) between the corner supports.This project is featured in Family Handyman frequent contributor, Spike Carlsen's new book, "Building Unique and Useful Kids' Furniture: 24 Great Do-It-Yourself Projects".
Click the link to purchase it from Amazon! Follow the project plans and step-by-step photos below to build this circus train storage (and toy!) for the kids in your life.Cutting List Project Plans Create the top and bottom panels and wheels Prepare the top (A) and bottom (B) panels.
Bore holes for the bungee cord through both panels.The four circles drilled for the corner opening become the wheels (seen in background).Cut the corners Cut the corner supports.The block clamp holds the molding steady, establishes the right length and provides a square surface for the saw to ride against—all things that make cutting easier for kids.
Fasten the corners Secure the corner supports (C) using glue and 3d finish nails.Predrill holes to prevent splitting.Weave the bungee cords Weave the bungee cord through the holes.After finishing a side, go back and pull the cord tighter to take up the slack then continue on.
Attach the wheels Scr*w the wheels to the bottom.Predrill axle holes and include a washer between the wheel and the bottom so wheels will freely turn...