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Volkswagon Walker / Cart for My Son

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Project by Rkycacher posted 09-09-2015 06:52 AM 997 views 3 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My first post!!! I have been a long time admirer of Lumber Jocks and have noted many projects that I “need” to build one day. I have built more stuff from wood than I can remember, but this is one that I recently looked back on and smiled…

Around my son’s first birthday, I wanted to build something memorable, useful and that could serve a purpose for many years. My wife was looking at baby walkers at the local Baby’s R Us and I thought I could make something better. I took the idea of a push cart and then customized based on my first car a Volkswagon Super Beetle! The end result was a stylish vehicle to help move his wobbly legs around the living room, and fun storage for his library of books. I have attached images before/after final assembly and finishing.

Build suggestions: Low center of gravity is critical to avoid potential tipping over. Appropriate height should be around elbow level. Cabinet bun feet make pretty quick and stable wheels.

My apologies for the sideways photos.





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Hawaiilad

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#1 posted 09-09-2015 08:53 AM

Great build and something that will no doubt around your family for many years. Eight years ago I built and my wife painted a all in one turtle bench and desk (painted as a turtle of course) I will say, I was at our Granddaughters house in April, and it is still in use. Items like that seem to be more respected than the cars, trucks and other smaller toys. Perhaps because it has held up better than the toys I built.

Welcome to the “Post it” club….if there is one.

Thanks so much for sharing

-- Larry in Hawaii,

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majuvla

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#2 posted 09-09-2015 12:18 PM

Outstanding car/toy. This smile is priceless.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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Bluepine38

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#3 posted 09-09-2015 04:22 PM

You have a great project and a wonderful son. Thank you for sharing. Probably will not be long before
he is helping you make sawdust.

-- As ever, Gus-the 79 yr young apprentice carpenter

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robscastle

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#4 posted 09-09-2015 09:39 PM

Let me know your medical insurance details for my “crook” neck claim!

Woodworking skills appear to look excellent !! still suffering from vertigo!!

Camera skills need some minor work

Customer impression well that says it all!!

well worth a second look well done

-- Regards Rob

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Rkycacher

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#5 posted 09-12-2015 07:08 PM

Thanks all for the nice comments / compliments.

PS – I will try to figure out the photo orientation before my next post.

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helluvawreck

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#6 posted 09-12-2015 07:58 PM

That’s cute and it looks like he loves it.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- helluvawreck aka Charles, http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

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