tricycle prototype ( WOOD)

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Project by Don Kriner posted 06-08-2013 12:19 PM 1503 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a small tricycle prototype that I made a few months back for the ( KIDS ONLY toy co.). It is 100% made of cherry and then painted up to look like a plastic toy. I even put the what looks like mold seems on the bike to make it look a little more like an injected part as you can see in the picture before the paint. From here it goes to several toys shows to see what kind of feedback it gets. Don

-- Don Kriner

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#1 posted 06-08-2013 06:32 PM

Amazing work Don. I had to check your profile just to satisfy myself that you weren’t pulling the wool over our eyes. I have long admired the woodworking skill of pattern makers since reading about that profession some time ago.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#2 posted 06-08-2013 08:10 PM

Hey don, why do you solid cherry for all of these projects if they just end up painted?

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Don Kriner

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#3 posted 06-08-2013 09:23 PM

Hi Marcus, I use cherry because it is strong, easy to work with, and takes the paint very well. Also…...I have a very good supply of cherry. I get it cheaper then pine.

-- Don Kriner

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#4 posted 06-08-2013 10:09 PM

I’m officially jealous then!

Also, very cool “toys”. The kid in me wants to take this BIG big wheels for a ride.

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#5 posted 06-20-2013 11:13 PM

G’Day Don,
My goodness me, that looks the real deal from the toy store BUT so much better with the timber construction.
Built to last many hours of fun & play, top effort….well done.

-- Lifes good, Enjoy each new day...... Cheers from "On Top DownUnder" Crowie

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#6 posted 07-02-2013 06:23 AM

So cool! Thanks for sharing! I was almost convinced that this was plastic! Great job!

-- I make sawdust. I think thats a fair assessment of my finished products!

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