Final Notes on the Wooden Car

When I put the car back together I applied paste wax to the middle of the axles, trying not to get it on the ends that fit into the wheels. This helped make the wheels spin more freely. I didn't want to drill a bigger hole because I didn't want the wheels to be floppy. I also didn't glue the wheels onto the axles, because I figured my son would try to twist them off. I'd rather he gets the wheel off then snaps the axle.

I don't think I'll use mineral oil again as a finish, well maybe if I make a cutting board of butcher block. The toy always feels slightly oily and after a few weeks the finish starts to dry out. I think that maybe the next toy I make I'll try shellac.