A slot car racetrack made of wood is a project that both slot car and woodworking enthusiasts can partake in. The project can be as detailed, or as simple as you want. For a simple track, all that is needed is a large plywood board. For a more complex track, mountains, bridges, and crowds can be manufactured out of styrofoam and plastic models.
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Things you need
- One 4-foot by 8-foot plywood board
- Core box router bit
Draw the shape of the track you want to build on a large plywood board, about 4 feet wide and 8 feet long. Multiple small boards can also be put together to make up a board of these dimensions. Use a pencil for the drawing.
Draw the location of the slots for the slot cars into the shape of the track.
Cut the track out of the plywood board using a powered jigsaw.
Cut the slots out of the plywood board using a router with a core box router bit that matches the size of the blade on the slot cars you’ll be using.
Sand the entire length of the plywood track until smooth and then finish the track with paint.
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