Lawnmower for Grandaughter

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Project by miles125 posted 02-14-2009 02:55 PM 1833 views 5 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I got this idea from how we used to put playing cards in the spokes of our bikes as kids for sound effects. This baby makes quite a racket! I made it for the cards to be removed and replaced with balloons (tie through the holes) for a change of pace, deeper rumble sound…...Oh yeaaaaaa! Thats just three regular ping pong balls i captured inside the blades for good measure.

I suspect my son and his wife will be ready to kill me as soon as my grandaughter learns how to trot behind this thing. Heehee

-- "The way to make a small fortune in woodworking- start with a large one"

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#1 posted 02-14-2009 03:07 PM

Yep, it’s not like you can just hide the batteries….lol. Way cool ingenuity and design Miles!

-- Carl Rast, Pelion, SC

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#2 posted 02-14-2009 03:19 PM

I absolutely love it. You think the way I think. And you’ll probably have to into hiding for awhile too.

-- - " If you want square work, You don't cut corners. " - -- Tom Goodman, Santa Maria, CA.

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#3 posted 02-14-2009 04:08 PM

Nice project, My 10 month old granddaughter is just starting to walk.

Where do you put the engine and will it be self propelled?

-- Ron Central, CA

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#4 posted 02-14-2009 04:29 PM

Smart Miles, getting them to practice early so when they are old enough they can cut the grass. You sly dog you.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#5 posted 02-14-2009 04:33 PM

Yea, you pretty much are a dead man walking. You know they are going to have a say so in your nursing home. I bet they pick on WITHOUT a on-site wood shop!!!!

I love it. I haven’t been blessed with grandkids yet, but I think I will make some of these to give away in the neighborhood. You know,”that crazy man with the tablesaw”? I got to keep up the image.

-- The more skilled you are at something, the worse you are at it when someone is watching.

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#6 posted 02-14-2009 05:34 PM

Fun project. Can a drum set and the 5000 piece Lego pack be far behind?

-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over a decade.

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#7 posted 02-14-2009 07:33 PM

sweet .. nice job all around

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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#8 posted 02-14-2009 07:46 PM

I love it! reminds me of that “pop ball” pushtoy I had when I was a kid. Loved to just hear the noise! I’ll bet she’s real happy with it!

-- Bob Vila would be so proud of you!

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#9 posted 02-15-2009 12:24 AM

Miles a great Idea and a nice build.

-- Brian, Lebanon PA, If you aren’t having fun doing it, find something else to do.

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#10 posted 02-15-2009 12:50 AM

That looks like a real noise maker just like a bought one. Nice job.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#11 posted 02-15-2009 03:52 AM

What a great idea! Fine workmanship Miles! but your showing your age with the cards in the spokes story. Oh Yeah, I remember. Roz

-- Terry Roswell, L.A. (Lower Alabama) "Life is what happens to you when you are making other plans."

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#12 posted 02-17-2009 05:00 AM

This is the best kind of toy.

-- Father of two sons. Both Eagle Scouts.

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#13 posted 03-11-2009 01:46 PM

I may have to build one of these myself. Nice job!

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#14 posted 04-10-2009 08:50 AM

This is a great toy Miles! I’d like to build one of these myself. Can you give me some specs and stuff?

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#15 posted 06-19-2010 10:51 PM

this is realy one lawnmover you can bee proud of

I like it a lot…... :—))


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