My boy's first birthday present - Big A's scooter

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Project by 1stmistake posted 547 days ago 1139 views 3 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was a quick and simple project that I knocked out in a couple afternoons. I knew I wanted some kind of riding toy and stumbled across this guy's website. Naturally, I ripped off the idea and made one from some curly maple drops and a couple extra drawer pulls. I bought the casters, so total $10 for the whole deal.

Everything was already nicely jointed and planed from a previous project. The dovetails were done with a porter cable Omnijig I picked up on Craigslist. The longest part was sanding, painting the letters/stripes and finishing. The dust from the sander filled in most of the gaps pretty nicely!

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#1 posted 547 days ago

that wiil give hours of fun and I’m sure it will fire up his imagination
remember it’s not for you :)
Very nice build Happy Birthday to your young man

-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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#2 posted 547 days ago

That is a slick design. Your craftsmanship is definitely at a higher level than the original one.

-- Jeff , Illinois Please...can I stay in the basement a little longer, please!

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#3 posted 547 days ago

That is way cool. The graphic is sweet. Well done. No bumper? The kid in the Ikea cabinet commercial just popped in my head.

-- Dan, Naperville IL, I.G.N.

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#4 posted 547 days ago

Thanks for the kind words guys. Yeah, the thought of a bumper definitely crossed my mind. I went with keeping an element of danger… I figured it would be just as easy to patch a couple of dents in the walls.

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#5 posted 547 days ago

Really nice … it should last for your next 10 kids, and they will all love it.

-- Paul , Calfornia

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#6 posted 547 days ago

A unique riding toy,looks good.

-- Custom furniture

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#7 posted 547 days ago

Cool scooter! This is way better than store bought ones, like the beautiful finish and painting.


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#8 posted 547 days ago

That is a sweet ride. I love it. I loved building stuff for my kids too. You are a great dad to have the insight and ability to give such a good gift.

-- A thing of beauty is a joy forever...

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