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Project by WAWoodButcher posted 11-14-2009 06:16 AM 1540 views 8 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I built 3 of these scooters last year for Christmas. One daughter and two nephews. They are made of pine and cheap HD plywood but have all made it through the year (the nephews have put some hard miles on them too). Had a ton of fun designing them, even more fun building them, but the look on their faces when they opened them…priceless. Added two nephews and a niece this year so enough typing, this 6’ 3” elf has to get back to his shop!

-- "Maybe, just once, someone will call me 'Sir' without adding 'you are making a scene'." - Homer Simpson





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TopamaxSurvivor

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#1 posted 11-14-2009 06:31 AM

Nice scooter!! Little big for elf work, aren’t you:-))

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#2 posted 11-14-2009 06:31 AM

Cool scooter great job

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#3 posted 11-14-2009 06:31 AM

Nice little project to make for my grandkids. Easy to see why the kids liked them so much.

-- Mike The Termite ~~~~~ Working safely may get old, but so do those who practice it.

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#4 posted 11-14-2009 07:15 AM

Great project! Looks like a happy recipient!!

-- helen

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#5 posted 11-14-2009 08:56 AM

Alright…Spill the beans on how you connect the handle to the front wheel. Threaded rod?

I see a ton of ways to customize with accents of different species..

The board could have some striped inlays.

Where did you get the wheels?

Great Design!

-- ALS IK KAN “to the best of my ability,”

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#6 posted 11-14-2009 03:03 PM

What a great idea and design. Are you going to post more pictures? I’d love to see what you did underneath the runner board and a little detail for the handlebar riser and front wheel fork. Wonderful work!

-- "A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold in frames of silver." Mohawk Valley - Oregon

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#7 posted 11-14-2009 03:39 PM

Keep up the good work mate…nice job.

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#8 posted 11-14-2009 04:50 PM

neat and nice,

Rosewood.

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WAWoodButcher

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#9 posted 11-14-2009 06:29 PM

Thanks for all the comments! Connecting the handle to the front wheel and still keeping it independent of the runner did kinda stump me for awhile but in the end, as is usually the case, it was pretty simple. The front post is a glue up of two pieces with a dado down the middle, much like you would do for a lamp. Then I sent a 3/4” dowel down that and drilled into the handle and in the forks. A 1/4” dowel pins it all together. I hope I’m explaining that well enough. The wheels are from Grizzly, I live about 10 miles from their Bellingham store (which is very nice). Hope I did a decent job explaining. If not, let me know. Have a great one.

-- "Maybe, just once, someone will call me 'Sir' without adding 'you are making a scene'." - Homer Simpson

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#10 posted 11-14-2009 09:53 PM

Now that’s a happy girl.

-- If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail!

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#11 posted 11-17-2009 09:18 PM

Kewl,, the smile makes it all worth while

-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

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