Toy Pattern: Mom & Dad

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  • Band Saw or Scroll saw
  • Sanders – Disc, Belt and spindle
  • Router with 1/4″ or 1/8″ round over bit
  • Drill Press
  • Sand paper or emery boards


  • 3/4″ lumber


  1. Make pattern from print of Mother’s Day or Fathers’ Day sign by gluing to a piece of cardboard or hardboard. Cut pattern to shape.
  2. Draw shape on wood surfaces.
  3. Saw from 3/4″ lumber (sand sides smooth). Fill any voids, cracks or knot holes with filler.
  4. Drill a hole to start interior letter cut outs.
  5. Cut pattern to shape.
  6. Sand curved surfaces with a rotary sander to smooth.
  7. Round over edges with 1/8″ or ¼” router bit.
  8. Sand edges to remove roughness.
  9. Rub your hands over the entire vehicle to make sure there are not sharp edges or points. Remove with sandpaper if any are found.
  10. Paint if desired.

Download pattern here.

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