|Project by spunwood||posted 09-05-2010 01:35 PM||2082 views||3 times favorited||12 comments|
I wanted to make a toy for my son (3) so that he could learn how to tighten and loosen bolts with a wrench or ratchet. Well this works…kind of. I counter sunk the lock nuts into two pieces of wood. Getting the correct depth was tricky. The bigger problem is that there is not pressure to help the bolts hold still while loosening and tightening. If I did it again, I would try to thread some springs onto the bolts. It still can be tightened and loosened, so it is basically a success, and my daughter (1+) was hammering on it yesterday. She obviously recognized the fun factor!
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