Ben Light Shows Us How To Mill a Bantmobile Classic Wooden Toy Car

Ben Light’s bantmobile.

With a form factor that appeals to young and old alike, there's just something timeless and special about classic wooden toy cars. What's even more special is when you mill your own on the Bantam Tools Desktop PCB Milling Machine and add custom touches. Just in time for gift-giving season, designer Ben Light offers a great little how-to for what he's calling the Bantmobile.

Ben Light’s dark wood bantmobile.

The car body is made up of two milled pieces of plywood, attached together using wood glue and short dowel pins. The wheelsets are two pairs of milled plywood tires attached to wooden dowel axles.

The shape of the car is based on Travis Beckham’s Creative Commons-licensed car icon found on the Noun Project. What's more, once you get the basic design down, you can experiment with applying paint (like the first image below) and using different materials (like the second image below, with a walnut body and plywood wheels).

Before long, you can have your own fleet of Bantmobiles!

Three different colored bantmobiles all in the a row.

Check out Ben's Bantmobile tutorial, and build your own! When you do, be sure to share it with us by sending a picture to or adding #bantamtools to your social posts.