wooden race cars with driversby Ken Como
- the story
Traffic Speeds to a Crawl
Some carmakers really know how to baby their drivers. Take this pint-sized roadster, for example. Its head-shaped handles, with wide-awake or sleepy inlaid eyes, are just the right size for tiny hands. Its retro curves and hand-lathed, hand-sanded wooden contours provide an excellent handling experience, and the all-natural materials ensure that nothing toxic is going to spoil the ride. Handmade by Ken Como in New York.
"Sleepy" (on left) and "Alert" (on right) sold separately.
- Item ID
- Made from
- maple, walnut wood, cherry
- Each: 6" L x 3" W x 2" H
- Clean with damp cloth and apply bees wax or mineral oil for conditioning.
- the maker
While living in Japan, Ken Como studied woodworking under a master of Edo Sashimo traditional joinery). He holds a Masters in Fine Arts and currently works as a design engineer for the high-end custom furniture market in New York City. Now, as a new father, he enjoys watching his young son explore life surrounded by the products of his own design and craft: simple handmade wooden toys!
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