|Project by ten4cmor||posted 05-21-2013 07:06 PM||2170 views||8 times favorited||21 comments|
Foot powered vehicle I made for a Holloween Festival at our church in 2011. It is made with from unused particle board shelving material (16”X3/4” for the sides) that I inherited from the previous owner of our home. I also reinforced the sides with 3/4” pine plywood for the car sides to add strength. The remainder is 3/4” plywood and 2X2’s. The car is put together in a way that I can easily take it apart and store (put in attic space above my garage) using dowels and other “prehistoric joinery”.
The kids who came to the event had a blast and lots of pictures were taken, it was fun to hear the kids ask “what is that?” and the parents having to explain what it was and the cartoon etc.
Each wheel consists of two circles cut out with a bandsaw with a smaller square glued to the inside and supported together by 1X2” (8) pine slats that are connected to the edges of the square. Then they were covered with the thin paint canvas material used to protect floors when painting walls in the house.
I have been tossing the idea around to convert it into a toddle bed as it is now taking up valuable shop space. The photos were taken while prepping for a yard sale at our home. The car alone brought lots of visitors to the yard sale. I may have to keep it around just for that reason alone! :)
Just thought it would give a few people some smiles today.
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