|Project by KENVO||posted 06-11-2013 12:41 AM||1285 views||3 times favorited||5 comments|
This is something I have been wanting to build for my little guy for a couple months and I’m glad I didnt have any other projects in the garage this weekend. He loves it! I have a street bike I occasionaly ride around on and he is amazed by it, he watches me leave and trys to growl like the engine “grahhh, grahhh”. When I showed this to him he reached and began grahh grahh. He’s been riding or pushing it all morning.
I made it from all shop scrap Fur wheels from a table build, rewood frame from a shower bench, front fork is aspen from a desk, and the rest is just odds and ends. The triple tree is made from a door hinge and a 5’’ long bolt running through the fork. It lets it turn a couple inches either way. Back axle is a poplar 1’’ dowel glued and screwed into the wheels floating in the frame, a couple donuts screwed to the axle keep it from shifting side to side. Im going spray it it with laquer tonight while he’s sleeping.
It’s pretty rewarding building a toy having him like it.
-- Somebody has to do something, and it's just incredibly pathetic that it has to be us.-- Jerry Garcia