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Child's 2X6 and Casters Push Scooter

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Project by Fridgecritter posted 12-17-2012 04:36 AM 1176 views 2 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this scooter because my son just turned 3, and my wife bought him a plastic scooter from Toys are Us, and it was 15 bucks. It had simple casters under it, and really no complicated design to it.

I wanted to prove to my wife that I could build a better looking, bigger and higher quality scooter for less money out of wood.

This scooter was made using one piece of 96 inch 2X6, and scraps of half inch plywood I had lying around the shop.

The casters are from a Costco metal shelf that came with wheels that I never put on, and had them sitting in a drawer. You can get casters pretty cheap though from the hardware store, and obviously they don’t need to be the high quality ones like on this scooter. They only need to hold 35 to 40 pounds, divided by 4 casters.

I pre-drilled and secured everything using decking screws and Elmer’s glue.

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#1 posted 12-17-2012 04:50 AM

Build a little box and mount it behind him on the seat so he can haul his “STUFF” in it!

Nice Job!

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#2 posted 12-17-2012 05:01 AM

That is a GREAT idea Joe. I think I will take your advice on that. Thanks.

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#3 posted 12-17-2012 05:04 AM

On second thought… make it a dump box. He’ll LOVE that!

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#4 posted 12-17-2012 05:39 AM

Even better. I will post photos when it’s done. Probably in a few days when I get more time.

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#5 posted 12-17-2012 05:43 AM

Looks like a winner.

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#6 posted 12-17-2012 05:49 AM

I like it. May have to make one.

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#7 posted 12-17-2012 12:12 PM

Good looking scooter. Spoil him while you can afford to. When he starts to drive, I bet you can build a better wood car too… Here’s a couple of links.

http://forum.xcitefun.net/morgan-cars-are-made-with-wood-t57249.html

http://www.limitemagazine.com/2009/01/splinter-first-wood-car/

Here’s my son when he was 4…

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#8 posted 12-17-2012 08:16 PM

You are right. This one is better.
Way to go!

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#9 posted 12-18-2012 02:06 PM

Those wood cars are amazing. I think I will save myself what I know would be a 10 year project, and just buy him an old Chevy truck we can work on together when he gets that old LOL. They were fun to look at though.

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