We have added a new category to the CaseysWood.com website today: Pine Wood Car & Truck Bodies. All car or truck bodies are milled from 3/4″ clear pine wood. They all have 7/32″ holes, perfect for our axle pegs that’s for wheels with 1/4″ holes.
If you order them now, you should expect a slight delay of about 1 week because all are made to order, not kept in stock.
Pick out the one you like best then choose your favorite wood wheel with a 1/4″ hole. Select the axle peg based on the wheel you chose.
I found this video at YouTube to be good. Made by Zero Experience Required. Watch it! His descriptions for finishing the trucks with butcher block conditioner is spot on, I used the very same thing on the wooden cutting board I made last November. As for axles… You can use dowels like in the video but many of our customers use wood axle pegs. Just glue the pegs to the truck body and you’re done. The axle peg tops provide a nice hubcap look to the wood toy truck. Also… to enhance the wood toy truck fun… drill a hole in the top so to put in wood people pegs in. Now you have passengers! They can be loose so when you “crash” the trucks, the people fall out…