For these kids, wooden, toy cars I used a combination of Maple and Mahogany, laminated together.
The blank I made measured roughly 5.25″ x 8.25″ and over 2″ thick.
I used Adobe Illustrator to come up with a template. As you can see I wasn’t satisfied with the first design so I switched it completely. It sorta has the Chevy Bel Air feel with the wings. Or the Batmobile.
I used the bandsaw to cut them out after I glued the template on. I used a 3/8″ round over on all the edges. Since these will be for children I didn’t want anything sharp.
I drilled the holes for the wheels and pegs that I purchased online. Much nicer than what I would have come up with. I drilled a 3/4″ hole for a window/finger grab.
There was a lot of sanding involved. A lot of sanding. But after they were sanded down with 220 grit I used some beeswax on everything for protection and all natural.