|Project by sugarpine||posted 06-11-2015 03:30 AM||1365 views||0 times favorited||7 comments|
A client wanted a wooden vacuum for her daughter modeled after a red plastic vacuum. The plastic vac had an electronics package that provided the sound of a vacuum and a light. I was able to incorporate the electronics into my version. It’s 26” tall, made from zebrano, walnut, cherry and poplar. Six rare earth magnets keep the vacuum upright when it’s not being played with. The wheel axles are 3/8” diameter hex head bolts glued into the frame with epoxy. I didn’t think standard wood axle pegs would hold up. There’s a separate steel rod that attaches the upright to the body and allows the upright to swivel.