The side panels
The roof/body which are a single part (the dashboard, ground, seat, back and roof are continuous)
The mud-guards (I’m sure there’s an actual word for that ?)
See the (very) annotated picture for more details.
All were cut out of pine except the base which was plywood. I cut those pieces on a scroll saw using high speed and the smallest blade, with the smallest teeth I could find. I would have used a round blade but I did not have one at the time.
I made the wheels by cutting dowel slices and drilled a hole in the middle, then drilled two hole of a slightly larger diameter across the baseplate and used two pieces of metal wire as axles for the wheels, the fit tightly in the wheels and loosely in the baseplate to allow the car to roll like the good times 🙂
For the windshield, I used the same metal wire and bent it in shape, then drilled two vertical holes to put it in place.
The stirring wheel is a nail cut close to the head and glued in a tiny hole
The engine valve is a piece of yet again the same wire
The headlamps are slices of a bamboo skewer fitted inside an appropriate-sized hole
I made the notch in the engine with a metal saw blade
All the wood parts are sanded from 150 to 800 grit
When working with very tiny pieces, a very good way of preserving you fingers, your piece of wood, your blade and your honor is to simply use a piece of plywood as a baseplate for the scroll saw : turn the saw on, push a little piece of plywood halfway through and tape it there, it will help your stability tremendously and provide much working comfort.
If I have to make the same piece several times, I like to stack them and glue or nail them together and cut them all at once, which came in handy when I made three of those tiny cars in a row.
Tread lightly with the clamping, I used clothe pins for the tiniest parts
Thanks a lot for reading ! Sorry for the lack of pictures but feel free to ask anything in the comments if you want to make something similar, I am usually quite responsive 😉 If you liked this project, please consider voting for me in the tiny spaces contest!