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Kids Toy Rattle

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Jason McGinn

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Jason McGinn
Cocagne, Canada

General Information

This cute little rattle made from either 1/4" or 1/2 inch stock.

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Material Description Price
End Mill Sample Pack, 1/8 in Shank

End Mill Sample Pack, 1/8 in Shank

Quantity: 5 (mix of 5 different types), Shank Diameter: 1/8 in, Cutting Diameter: Varies


Red Oak Plywood

Red Oak Plywood

Thickness: 1/2 in, Dimensions: 12 in × 24 in

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Watch the Video

10 minutes

The first thing I recommend, is watching the video for insight and important aspects that can’t be reached through a static document or text.


Setting up in Easel

5 minutes

In order to setup the default cut layout, simply click the “Open in Easel” up top


Cut out the parts

30 minutes

If you used tabs to cut your parts, saw these off and sand smooth.
If the re-saw method will be used, please follow demonstration on video at 4min 50sec


Cut Dowels and Sand

10 minutes

Using ½” dowels, cut two 3” sections.
Using your drill, put the dowel into the chuck.
Use the drill to sand the dowel to a slightly loose fit to the wheels and a loose fit to the car holes.


Assembly and Glue up

Using the dowels glue one wheel to each and let set.
Put the dowels through one side of the car and lay flat.
Run glue around the body and drop in some kernels to fill only one cavity and then take some away.
Put the body together and clamp while keeping the dowels in place for alignment.
Once the glue up is clamped and good, remove the dowels to avoid them from gluing to the body.
Let sit for at least 4 hours
Glue remaining wheels onto dowels, cut and sand any remaining dowel


Sanding and Finishing

20 minutes

With 100 grit sandpaper and moving up through to 320, all the edges are worked down and the surface should be completely smooth for a babies touch.
The inside isn’t too important to sand, but I’d recommend using at least a 150 for better gluing.

Jeremy Richards
Looks good man! Loving how it turned out.
Jeremy Richards