Oak Bike Basket

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Project by SawdustTX posted 03-05-2015 06:27 AM 1453 views 5 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Bicycle handlebar basket made of leftovers from my daughter’s recent pallet projects (see my other project posts). The wood was very straight grained and rock hard. It cleaned up beautifully on the planer and jointer.

The basket is 4” x 4” x 8” to hold my sunglasses, phone, and a water bottle. I think it goes well with my 40+ year old JC Penney cruiser bike. Fun weekend project.

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#1 posted 03-05-2015 06:54 AM

very nice. I saw some wooden bicycle baskets while visiting in the Netherlands last year and the idea appeals to me.

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#2 posted 03-05-2015 09:33 AM

You did a good job, next job a wooden bicycle.

-- The common man thinks. The wise man is silent. The stupid man discusses.

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#3 posted 03-05-2015 11:40 AM

I love it, that’s a woodworkers bicycle basket.
Best thoughts,

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#4 posted 03-05-2015 01:57 PM

One more thing I never saw made of wood. Nicely done.

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#5 posted 03-05-2015 03:02 PM

Great idea and nice looking basket. Fine work.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#6 posted 03-05-2015 07:59 PM

Very nicely done!

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#7 posted 03-05-2015 08:09 PM

Well you know that nobody else on your block will have one!


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#8 posted 03-05-2015 10:26 PM

I like it. Recycle.

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#9 posted 03-06-2015 03:09 AM

Not to knock your project, it’s really nice, and I want to make one of these eventually for my bike. I would have made it from thinner materials, since I ride some hills where I live that I actually have to walk my 24-speed bike up them. Maybe it’s just because I’m a semi-old man at 62, I dunno.

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#10 posted 03-08-2015 02:23 PM

Great idea, as someone has said. it wouold go great with a wooden bike. I seen something lately about bikes made from bamboo. I use an old bike with a motor i installed, I love it and sure brings life to an old bike and an old man excelant bike motors, mad in china. Check them out..

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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